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Thursday, December 29, 2011

I have had a lot of stress this December. My wife was in the hospital for a week, over Christmas, with seizures. The Docs placed her on a 24 hour a day EEG monitoring device and she immediately went from having multiple seizures in a day to having 1 sezure in a week. Normally that is a good thing, except we needed the readings to get a diagnosis. Anyway, they did reduce her seizure meds and I have hopes that will help her in the long term.

December 1st our hometown was hit with 130 mph winds which managed to tear off 1/3rd of the roof off our house. A peice of the sheathing from our roof hit our 2003 Honda Pilot, causing about $4300.00 damage to the passanger side of the vehicle, and destroying a fence. Another peice ended up on our next door neighbor's roof and a third peice ended up in the backyard of the house across the street. Several people said they say a small twister hit our house, and roofing debris was thrown about 150 to 200 feet in the air. Our entire neighborhood received significant damage. I do not know anybody in our area who did not have some damage from this windstorm.

Dealing with all this has led to a lot of stress, and my Crohns has flared big time. I had abdominal pains and the "D".  My G.I. has prescribed Budesonide. I really thought I was going to be introduced to the Pred, but he thought it would be better to do the Budesonide. It is a topical steroid and is applied directly to the spot in the gut where the inflammation is. I would rather due this than have the pred that goes throughout the body and attacks everything in site.  Well.  I think the med is working, my flare is going down, and my BM's are returning to normal. 

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