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Mythbuster Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-08-09 01:05 AM
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10. Yuck! I hate to hear you have Crohn's
I know all about the stigma you're talking about. I have Progressive MS, and that makes me pre-existing everything, "we don't cover that" etc, etc. I pray this is the honest beginning to resolving our current horrid system. Be Well.
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  -I have Crohn's disease recently diagnosed greenbriar  Nov-08-09 12:33 AM   #0 
  - That is wonderful news. I am happy to hear you will get the medication you need now.  emulatorloo   Nov-08-09 12:34 AM   #1 
  - "my doctor has been careful to only list Iletitis" Careful lest insurance fraud or malpractice is  timeforpeace   Nov-15-09 03:29 PM   #67 
  - Glad to hear it. My grandmother had pre-existing conditions and my mom grew up w/o insurance  Muttocracy   Nov-08-09 12:37 AM   #2 
  - Great to hear  HughMoran   Nov-08-09 12:37 AM   #3 
  - Good for you...I have Crohns as well...It hasn't been that much of a problem  whathehell   Nov-08-09 12:43 AM   #4 
  - I spent several days in July in the hospital and Monday/Tues this week  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 12:46 AM   #5 
     - I'm sorry to hear how awful it is for you...I must have a very "light" case.  whathehell   Nov-08-09 04:25 AM   #13 
     - My oldest son suffers from Crohn's as did my uncle.  Daphne08   Nov-09-09 12:00 AM   #47 
  - Crohn's sucks  artfan   Nov-08-09 12:57 AM   #6 
  - which is why my gastro doc didn't want to list "crohn's" and  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 12:59 AM   #7 
     - Actually, not listing it isn't very helpful.  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 01:27 PM   #55 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-11-09 01:29 PM   #56 
  - i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.  endless october   Nov-08-09 01:02 AM   #8 
  - did you know that ADHD is considered a pre-existing condition  WillYourVoteBCounted   Nov-08-09 01:03 AM   #9 
  - Yuck! I hate to hear you have Crohn's  Mythbuster   Nov-08-09 01:05 AM   #10 
  - have you heard of hook worm as an option?  pansypoo53219   Nov-08-09 02:07 AM   #11 
  - Helminths, not hookworms. I read about this while my hubby's ulcerative colitis was raging...  Hekate   Nov-08-09 02:12 AM   #12 
     - well, screw the AMA.  pansypoo53219   Nov-08-09 02:10 PM   #21 
        - Be sure you know what you're doing, is all. Look up Helminths online for the medical reports.  Hekate   Nov-08-09 02:28 PM   #24 
  - I'm sorry you have that rotten disease Greenbriar. You have a good doc.  lonestarnot   Nov-08-09 04:29 AM   #14 
  - Regional ileitis is an archaic term for Crohn's  REP   Nov-08-09 04:45 AM   #15 
  - Interesting  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 01:12 PM   #18 
     - Can't really.  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 01:31 PM   #57 
  - While this bill is far from perfect, it's my sincere hope that the final results  Garbo 2004   Nov-08-09 04:50 AM   #16 
  - what is a mensch?  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 10:03 AM   #17 
     - Mensch is Yiddish  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-08-09 02:06 PM   #20 
        - I t means even more than "a good man". A moral, righteous, responsible man.  SharonAnn   Nov-08-09 08:03 PM   #44 
           - yes!  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-09-09 08:46 AM   #49 
  - Recommended.  Tommy_Carcetti   Nov-08-09 01:13 PM   #19 
  - thanks  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 02:12 PM   #22 
     - I've been getting landed on a lot recently, too. n/t  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 01:32 PM   #58 
  - My heart goes o ut to you!  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-08-09 02:14 PM   #23 
  - not to mention the lack of social activity because of fear of "losing control"  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 05:24 PM   #29 
     - mm hmmm  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-08-09 05:59 PM   #30 
        - thank you  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 06:10 PM   #31 
           - I have an ileostomy  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-08-09 06:27 PM   #32 
  - Glad the bill will help. If you don't mind me asking, how was the diagnosis made?  wiggs   Nov-08-09 03:12 PM   #25 
  - I went to 3 different gastro docs, bugged the piss out of my pcp doc  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 03:33 PM   #27 
  - I am glad this legislation will help you  happy2bhere   Nov-08-09 03:31 PM   #26 
  - thank you for the link  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 04:10 PM   #28 
     - you might find discussion about it  BlancheSplanchnik   Nov-08-09 06:31 PM   #35 
     - Some people cut out dairy and it seems to help.  AllieB   Nov-08-09 06:38 PM   #37 
  - Lost my brother  mstinamotorcity   Nov-08-09 06:29 PM   #33 
  - can I ask what was the cause of death? Crohn's or complications  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 06:32 PM   #36 
     - Yes you may  mstinamotorcity   Nov-08-09 06:49 PM   #39 
     - thank you very much  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 07:55 PM   #43 
     - You are are very welcome  mstinamotorcity   Nov-09-09 04:41 AM   #48 
     - Got that email address  mstinamotorcity   Nov-09-09 03:42 PM   #50 
     - will do  greenbriar   Nov-09-09 09:48 PM   #51 
     - That's part of the reason they don't generally  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 01:36 PM   #59 
     - Do join one of the online support groups  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 01:40 PM   #60 
  - My Doctor tried that with my asthma  Horse with no Name   Nov-08-09 06:31 PM   #34 
  - I know  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 06:42 PM   #38 
     - If you don't have a pathology report diagnosing you  Horse with no Name   Nov-08-09 06:50 PM   #40 
        - as far as I know CD has only been talked around  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 06:54 PM   #41 
  - Thanks for this perspective. It seems in line with what alot of DUers with preexisting  Number23   Nov-08-09 07:15 PM   #42 
  - have spent this weekend doing a lot of research. Did you know the QB from the Jags  greenbriar   Nov-08-09 08:23 PM   #45 
  - The Potty People is a good resource  condoleeza   Nov-08-09 10:45 PM   #46 
     - what are the steroids people are talking about I take Asacol and Dycicyclomine..sp  greenbriar   Nov-10-09 04:11 PM   #52 
        - There is an approach that uses probiotics with diet to treat Crohn's, celiac  sketchy   Nov-10-09 05:39 PM   #53 
        - kick n/t  sketchy   Nov-11-09 12:58 PM   #54 
        - Prednisolone, generally, is the first line  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 01:45 PM   #61 
           - what does prednisone do? VSL is what hubby just orderd and got for me  greenbriar   Nov-11-09 05:30 PM   #62 
              - Prednisone cures everything.  Ms. Toad   Nov-11-09 06:02 PM   #63 
                 - Thank you so much for the information  greenbriar   Nov-11-09 07:48 PM   #64 
                    - I know that pain. (It's way up there on that 1 to 10 scale)  sketchy   Nov-11-09 08:08 PM   #65 
  - --  mdmc   Nov-15-09 03:01 PM   #66 

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