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Living with Crohn's disease is a life altering experience for most. For those who do not understand, I live with Crohn's 24/7 and have had four surgeries related to Crohn's. I try to stay away from editing when things are really bad but sometimes coming here when I don't feel well helps me to try and focus on something other then myself. I thank those of you who understand and go out of your way to help, it is very much appreciated.

I have Crohn's disease which is active and gives me a horrendous rash [1] that is hard to deal with. I also have IBS since I was a child, Arthritis, Peripheral vascular disease (from damage from my multiple surgeries) and to top it off as if this wasn't enough I have acute COPD. A growth in and on my mouth was surgically removed April 2, 2009 and again on April 16, 2009. Biopsy of the removed material was shown not to be cancer. This makes 6 surgeries, though this one is considered minor, in an odd year. I also had surgery in 1993 to remove a breast tumor. I guess odd years are not good for me.

I have a partial tear of the supraspinatus tendon and a longitudinal split tear of the long head of the Biceps brachii muscle along with a suspected tear of the anterior glenoid labrum. There is also fluid in the subdeltoid bursa which is Subacromial bursitis . Along with all of this I have multilevel cervical spondylosis and spinal stenosis. The test results explains more about this but I am not sure how to present it so I won't. Needless to say, some of this, like the stenosis and nerve damage I have is being thought to at least partically be caused by my Immune deficiency. I have to deal with acute pain issues and lack of normal functions in my arms. I had no accident or fall. To date there is no understanding why this damage, which is extreme, is happening so quickly. Like I stated above, there is more going on but I don't feel able at this time to explain it. I just know it is extremely frustrating dealing with all the pain and lack of feeling in my arms and my upper back (neck and shoulder and shoulder blade area).

I think I should also explain that I have a serious problem with chronic pain issues. So I take strong pain medications roxycodone. With such medications I have troubles focusing which shows ocassionally in my editing. I feel this disclosure will help understand my editing better. Due to my medical problems and medications if I make a mistake please correct me. I do not get upset when another editor makes a correction for me or delete what I added. Assume good faith is always appreciated. I also try to follow this myself at all times.

Again I want to thank a lot of you for your patience and help. I am not a perfect editor, this I know, but I do try really hard. Thanks again everyone for being so kind to me! I really do appreciate it.

Update: On September 11, 2009 I had surgery on my back. I had 3 disks in my neck fused together with a titanium implant. The cost of the implant is enough to give someone a heart attack! :) I also had two other locations in my spine cleaned up. I went into the hospital on Friday and amazingly I got out four days later. Though I was partially paralized on my left side, I was able to use a walker. I used the walker for only two weeks. It took a lot of hard work but I got to the point where I only needed a cane which was also only required for two weeks before I was walking on my own. I never got total feeling back but the surgery was quite successful for me. Thanks to all who kept me in their prayers and thoughts during this hard time. I appreciate it more than I can say. Maybe more later, this definintely needs some more clean up but another day. :) --CrohnieGalTalk 15:40, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

  • This edit made my 10,000 edit to the project. Never thought I would get this many of edits but I did. I will continue to keep trying to help the project and I hope you will too if you're reading this. :) --CrohnieGalTalk 20:12, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

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