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Fun in the Hospital

I just spent the past two nights in Duke Regional Hospital in Raleigh. I was admitted throught the ER Tuesday night with a fever of 104.7 (I was told that’s impressive and that I shouldn’t have waited so long). We didn’t know if it was my Crohns disease or a virus causing the fever. 3 X-rays, a CAT Scan, four steriod injections and two days of anti-biotics is what it took to determine I had the flu.

I’ve made it 24 hours without any fever. I was admitted on no medications and came out on six. There is a full out assualt being waged by the staff of Raleigh Digestive Medicine to put the Crohns into remission. The main drug I’ll be taking is called 6MP. It’s a drug commonly used in combination with radiation to treat Lukemia. It’s used in small doses against auto-immune diseases like Crohns and Colitis.

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  1. Concerned Citizen December 27th, 2004 9:30 am

    Please take a look at your diet. Crohn’s Disease can be whipped into submission with a healthy diet. I cured my own Irritable Bowel Syndrome with diet and have not had to take medication for over ten years – after being told I would need to be on it for life. Check out this link. http://www.drmcdougall.com/science/colitis_s.html

    Also, if you’re interested, I can give you contact information for a person who cured their Crohn’s Disease with healty diet.

    Good luck to you – and I hope you don’t have to suffer much longer. Your family is too precious and they want you around!

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