Monday, October 4

Crohn's Update: Hold Your Breath

I just discovered today that my body isn't responding very well to my current medication, and I'll need to begin exploring alternatives. Unfortunately, the choice with the least issues will be, in addition to the handful of pills I'll be taking everyday, a self-injection... once a week... indefinitely... similar to this:



At the moment, I can't deal with needles. In the last couple months, I've had blood drawn probably 10 times now... about 7 of those times I've vomited and nearly fainted.

Hopefully, a less piercing option will present itself next week.

60 comments:

  1. Omg.
    I hope that guy get well soon

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  2. Ahh man I had my blood get drawn before. It made me feel all uncomfortable and weird. Hope things get better man.

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  3. man that must suck, sorry dude :(

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  4. sorry to hear dude, hope everything works out for you

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  5. lol at the dudes facial expression. that's a pretty badass syringe.

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  6. :O sorry to hear that! Hope u get well..

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  7. I'm guessing that "tampon injector" is not the official name for that needle? Lol. The music adds an... Odd effect, gives the impression you're shooting up for some reason.

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  8. I know the feeling, i have a serious phobia for needles. Had to be sedated with pills before getting my shots last time.

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  9. You made me want to research Chrons a bit more. Hope that dude gets better.

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  10. Oh my gosh, that's terrible! I'm giving you a mind hug right now, did you get it? Hopefully you felt a little something from that. And I wish you a better option opens up for you, or at least you getting over your needle issues.

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  11. That doesn't look too comfortable...good luck with that bro
    cheers~

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  12. OMG i hate doc and BOLD and INJECTION!!!!!
    i can see that...

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  13. Little bit too scared to watch the vid.

    Hope everything goes well for you, though.

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  14. Aww man that really sucks. I wish you all the best

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  15. Damn i got dizzy after watching this video .. get yourself together :P

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  16. I was waiting for something else, like a tampon insertion or something x)
    Hold on it!

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  17. did you actialy vomited and fainted because you were so afraid of needles?

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  18. what on earth am i seeing...lol

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  19. Hang in there! You can get over your fear of needles somehow.. maybe hypnotism?

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  20. blood doesnt bother me too much, its a shame that some people have to do this though, really.

    Thanks for visiting me, not a bad post of yours either =D

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  21. i actually think it's the blood that bothers me... that and the removal or addition of wierd things to my body. but yes I did vomit. i actually had to shit while I was puking a few times, as well. not fun.

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  22. Dam that actually sucks real bad. Needles can make your cringe but in the end all they do is help you. Good luck in your fight!

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  23. holy shit, I hope you start handling it better or find something else to do =(

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  24. Jeez... I can't imagine that kind of stuff happening...

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  25. Crohn's is not a fun illness. I know two people with it, and to hear about what they go through... Well it's difficult.

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  26. Damn dude, sorry to hear that. Hope they can figure out a way to help you without all the stress!

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  27. Jesus sorry to hear you have Crohns man... I can't tell in the video if that hurts or not. Have you tried it yet?

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  28. Ouch, I would have that, blood doesn't gross me out, but I hate needles.

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  29. what the hell is wrong with some people

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  30. lol I saw it three times and I couldn't understand it, so, it's just like an injection, doesn't?

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  31. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

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  32. got any good friends who will stick you while your sleeping so you dont know its comming.

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  33. I do like the style of that syringe. At least it seems better then some of the ones I've seen/used.

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  34. Aw. That sucks. I had a needle phobia when I was younger, but now I pretty much don't care about it as it's "only" short pain (usually I move my head away anyway ;). I fully understand you though and wish you all the best.

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  35. LOL I had no ideas that the discussions would get THIS penetrating =DDDDD

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  36. I'm sorry man, that really is unfortunate. Hopefully it can be much better for you soon!

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  37. huh man.. just went thru your comments now.. I hope you get used to it... I mean for me it is realy nothing, I mean taking blod with needle is less bothering that actualy checking my throat or something so I can't realy tell what feelings do you get.. But I guess It realy sux.. If it bothers you so much just try to listen to some music and look away like nothing is happening around you try to convince yourself.. it doesnt hurt and there is not much blod to see after that :) I hope you get along with it :)

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