Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What a Day/Two for Tuesday

Happy 7 Month Birthday Miss Latte!

Mommy and Daddy Love You so Much! :)
Geez what a day...

I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease about 3 years ago when I was 19. It can only be diagnosed through a colonoscopy or endoscopy (depending on what part of the digestive tract the disease is located). It is a chronic disease which means that it does not go away. It kind of goes into remission and then flares up after time. I started taking medicine for it and took it for about a year. Then I went off the medication because it was expensive and I thought that I was ok. Well apparently not. That was two years ago and I have been ok until the past few days.

I won't go into details but if you are familiar with Crohn's then you know what I've been going through. If not, click
HERE. Last night was so bad it ended up causing me to go to the emergency room where I spent 6 hours getting fluids, having a CT scan and having bloodwork done. Thank GOD David was with me. I don't know what I would do without him.

CT scan didn't show any inflammation but usually it doesn't with Crohn's. Like I said it's only something that can be diagnosed through a colonoscopy. My previous diagnosis was only a mild one but now I think it's gotten worse (based on what I've been through the past few days). It's difficult for me to even eat without it coming straight through me immediately after I eat it.

Fortunately my ER doctor's husband is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease specialist! She said he is really popular and it takes weeks to get in to see him. So she called him, told him my name and he made sure it was on the list when I called this morning. Now I have an appointment with him on Thursday morning at 730am. Pretty awesome how it all worked out. I did not have a gastroenterologist here because I haven't lived here very long and hadn't had any problems. So I am very blessed to have found such a great doctor that I can see right away. My ER doctor put me on two medications to help so I really hope they kick in soon so that I can eat something.

Anyway, there is always something wrong with my body. I have too many issues to be so young. I was such a healthy kiddo. I do thank God that there are options to get the help that I need and also thankful that my cancer has not came back.

I am not sure what the doctor will have to say on Thursday. I am really nervous to go and find out. Please say lots of prayers. I really miss my mom and dad :( They have always been there when I'm sick and now not to have them here is so hard. They are so worried about me....BUT I will be fine. God will make sure of that! :)


Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Lifting you in prayer, it sounds like you are in good hands..

Shelly said...

I will definitely pray for you to start feeling some relief and for your dr.'s appts! I'm so sorry to hear that you have had a flare up and aren't feeling well.

The Austin Family said...

Good luck at your appointment. Just a note about the medication... I have Psoriatic Arthritis and my medication is about $1700 a month. My insurance covers most, but my portion is still a burden. Today I found out that the manufacturer will pay my copay, up to $750/month. So, now it costs me nothing! It's something to look into. I'll be thinking of you on Thursday.

wife.mom.nurse said...

oh Heather Marie, I am so sorry that you have not been well.

What suffering. I am so glad that you were helped by such a wonderful doctor.

Please take good care of yourself.



p.s. that pix is so cute of you and pup!

Donn24g said...

I stumbled upon your blog when you commented on Snickollet... i love reading her blog! Your pup is so cute, reminds me of my little guy, Odie. Hope you start feeling better soon:)

Emily said...

I will be praying for you tomorrow as you have your apt!
I cant believe latte is 7 mnths old. I remember when you got her

Beth E. said...

Bless your heart! I'm sorry you are having so many health problems.

I have IBS, so I'm sure what I go through at times is very MINOR compared to what you go through! I'm praying for you.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Please come visit me again, anytime!


Cheryl Lage said...

Praying and wishing you well! LOVE your faith. You WILL be fine!

(Do you mind me asking what kind of cancer you had? My hubby is a survivor, too. :) )

Peace and health to you!