Better news
Sunday October 25th 2009, 12:45 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare

Thank you, everybody, for your good wishes, kind words, prayers and support.  In the self-diagnosis department, it looks clearly now like a blockage, and I heard from one person with far more experience than I at this colectomy stuff that it’s normal for that to have some bleeding with it.

That is SO much better news than a new Crohn’s site. It’s temporary and it’s fixable.

We’ll see what the doctors say.

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I just want to say that i have so much loved reading your blog entries, you write as lovely as you knit. have you thought of writing?? you are interesting, you discribe things with such dicription. second thanks for the free patterns. i can’t wait to get started to knit the scarf for my best and most dearest friend i ever had. the awful thing about it is she lives in Boston and i am in the high desert of california. I too have cancer, mine is renial. I have had one kidney removed then a chunck of lung. they say there is no cure , but i am on a exparimental drug. Its nasty with the side effects. but i am positive and have a strong faith in God,He sees me thru. Well thank you and blessing to you i will keep you in my prayers. Biane

Comment by diane brides 10.25.09 @ 1:11 pm

I love the title to today’s post. You will be fine, thank God!!!!

Comment by Joansie 10.25.09 @ 1:40 pm

That is a better diagnosis! I’m glad you have some smart resources out there.

Comment by Channon 10.25.09 @ 2:32 pm

Well, that is much better news. So glad to hear it’s an improvement on yesterday’s health possibilities. Still without heat here. I’m doing ok, but gosh, now I realize what an advantage heat is. 🙂

Comment by Joanne 10.25.09 @ 4:36 pm

That is wonderful. Prayers that it is both temporary & easily fixable!

Comment by TripletMom 10.25.09 @ 4:48 pm

In med school you learn about “zebras”, as in “when you hear hoof beats, your first thought should be horse, not zebra”.

Once in a while, your patient will have a “zebra”, so you should know how to identify them. Most of the time, though, they will have “horses”, and you will get plenty of practice in evaluating horse flesh.

Glad you’re leaning toward the horses. 🙂

Comment by Barbara-Kay 10.25.09 @ 5:24 pm

I run with the zebras far too much…thanks for reminding me about the horses. 🙂 I have a gastro appointment myself tomorrow, and I’ll be thinking of you!!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 10.25.09 @ 5:44 pm

Must be the week for medical stuff! I have a routine CT scan on Wednesday. I get one about once every year or so, just to make certain the real estate is the same.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.25.09 @ 7:07 pm

I’m glad it’s not as bad as you initially thought. It’s too bad you’re a low key person living in a drama queen body. Sigh.

I read something in a catalog yesterday that really made me laugh. It was a kit for “home-made pie crust.” Just add butter and water. Well, the only other two ingredients are flour and salt (plus skill.) So the $7 for 15 ounces of “mix” is sure a lot of money for flour and salt. I was also puzzled by the Christmas candy that was “gauranteed kosher” but looking at it, I realized that it was simply “winter candy,” since puppies on sleds are non-denomenational. But I do wonder sometimes about the stuff companies try to sell us.

Comment by LauraN 10.25.09 @ 8:01 pm

Never a dull day in your life, huh? If only it could be for fun facts… It will, at some point, right?

I like the analogy with the zebras and the horses. Very thought provoking.

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 10.26.09 @ 6:25 am

Tanks for the better possibility. Makes me feel better

Comment by sherry in idaho 10.26.09 @ 8:04 am

Hope this better news gets Filed Under: “Not” Crohn’s Flare.

Comment by LynnM 10.26.09 @ 8:31 am

BTW, LauraN, where can I find some of that pie crust? LOL!

Comment by LynnM 10.26.09 @ 9:03 am

We’ll take good news any day of the week!


’Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,’ the divorce court Judge said, ‘And I’ve decided to give your wife $775 a week,’ 
‘That’s very fair, your honor,’ the husband said. ‘And every now and  then I’ll try to send her a few bucks myself.’


May your troubles be less, your blessings more
and nothing but Happiness come through your door.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.26.09 @ 9:38 am

Still sending good thoughts. I like the words “temporary” and “fixable”, though. 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 10.26.09 @ 1:19 pm

Am sending prayers your way, Alison. You’re never alone–lots of us are out here caring about you and wishing you an easy and quick recovery. Blessings.

Comment by Karen 10.26.09 @ 6:33 pm

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