Im Back With Some Bad News :(
- 04-13-2008, 09:34 PM
Im Back With Some Bad News :(
I know this doesnt belong here, but this is where i spend most of my time on here and feel as though my friends would more likely read it here than anywhere else.
Well as some of u know (and of course some of u dont), i have Crohn's disease which ive had since i was 13. Just this past year i have fell into a huge hole and have had the worst "flares" of my life.
Just this past Wedensday, my parents and i decided to go through with surgery and have a small bowel resection. The surgeons cut out the bad/dead/diseased part of the intestine and connect healthy ends.
The surgery was a succes and i am now recovering. I feel as though this was the best move i could have made because medicine just wasnt working anymore and i couldnt live the way i was.
I have lost all gains that i worked my ass off for for the past 4 years and probably weigh around 150lbs now with no chance of hitting the gym for a couple months.
With such supportive friends and family, especially my loving girlfriend, i am hoping that i wont slip into any kind of depression.
I will still be on here as much as possible, not like i can DO anything else really lol, and still want to share the knowledge i have and learn everything i possibly can from everyone on here.
Sorry for the long read and the post in the wrong section guys!!....painkillers have me a little loopy ......
- 04-13-2008, 09:37 PM
Good luck on a speedy recovery man, same thing is happening to one of my best friends and I know it can be harsh. Hope all goes well for you.Muscle Pharm Rep
- 04-13-2008, 09:38 PM
Sorry to hear about that man. Don't feel too bad about the gains you've lost, you'll be able to gain it back pretty easily when your muscle memory kicks in.
04-13-2008, 09:39 PM
How do you know if you have crohn's disease ? I have a very sensative GI tract it seems.
04-13-2008, 09:39 PM
Yea bro get better man! I grew up with a kid that had that and it completely changed the way he looked. Atleast you did what you had to do man and best of luck with your recovery!
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04-13-2008, 09:41 PM
Muscle memory bro, you'll be back. Just go to a new gym when you do get back and people will be amazed by your rapid progress.
04-13-2008, 09:44 PM
04-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Well, its probly better you got it taken care of now, rather than farther down the line were the recovery would have been longer/more intense.
04-13-2008, 09:53 PM
04-13-2008, 09:54 PM
There are other symptoms, but if you were unfortunate enough to have it, you'd most likely be noticing these thus far. '
04-13-2008, 10:00 PM
I have an idea how you feel. I lost 35 lbs of lbm after a severe injury at 47. I made it back, I think you will, too. I don't know about muscle memory, but the second time around you'll know a lot more about how to train and it shouldn't take as long.
04-13-2008, 10:01 PM
04-13-2008, 10:11 PM
this is the 3rd time in the hospital since september.
Long story short, my dad was adopted so we dont know about his genes, but my mom has a distant cousin with crohns and he had surgery and hasnt had a sign of anything in 30 years....also without any medication.
so im hoping for the best. i know recovery will be slow, but i have diet and training nailed down so im hoping for some "better quality" gains then when i initially began 4 years ago. only thing that sucks is that i havent had solid food in over 2 weeks...
thanks for all the kind words and support guys, i really appreciate it and need it right now
04-13-2008, 10:33 PM
I'm glad your surgery was a success.
I wish you a speedy recovery.
04-13-2008, 10:47 PM
04-13-2008, 10:57 PM
04-13-2008, 11:03 PM
hey bro, hope you recover fast and stay positive. seems the worst is behind you now so once you make a full recovery you should be happy as ever not having to deal with those flares. AM should help keep you motivated as well.
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04-13-2008, 11:06 PM
wise move on having the op
all the best with recovery
04-13-2008, 11:10 PM
04-13-2008, 11:10 PM
Bodybuilding can be 'productive' but I would quit it in a second for 'purpose'. Give this thing a purpose and it can change your life and someone else's greater than you can imagine.
Consider for a second that you may be very helpful to someone who is suffering and struggling with this same issue.
Good luck and be well.
04-13-2008, 11:13 PM
wishing you a speedy recovery bro and don't worry so much about the gains you've lost I'm sure you'll get it all back and some.
04-13-2008, 11:39 PM
04-14-2008, 12:36 AM
If you look at life and the things that happens not as accidents or as being a victim but rather that they happen for a purpose you may find empowerment from them.
Suppose for a minute that there is a greater purpose for what is going on in your life. Suppose someone who is just experiencing this for the first time or is recently diagnose or for that matter is very ill from it. You have a powerful and potent testimony of hope and recovery that you may be able to share with someone who is less hopeful and more fearful and or frustrated, in pain and still suffering.
You are "the other side" of this thing that they may have yet to find for themselves or believe that there is a chance or hope of finding.
Simply put; you know personally what they are going through. You are evidence that things can be OK and you may be able to support and encourage them through it just as you were here and at home.
You are disappointed that you cannot bodybuild like you used to. It is a very productive activity that you may have to live without for some time.
If you see your illness and now recovery as something that has a purpose for your life it changes the perspective.
Sometimes we suffer and recover from things (and lose things that bring us pleasure) in our lives for the very specific purpose of helping, encouraging and being evidence to others that they do not suffer alone and that they too can recover.
04-14-2008, 12:45 AM
Well before i was hospitalized this time, i planned on being a counselor for a camp for kids with Cron's and Colitis. a few years ago i was a camper and ever since ive wanted to become a counselor
i get what ur saying now B5150
04-14-2008, 02:03 AM
04-14-2008, 02:37 AM
Awww man, we are here for you, get better soon, i dont really know what to say, but its great to have you here at anabolicminds, and to have your knowledge, i really appreciate it bro!!
04-14-2008, 04:14 AM
Stay strong bro, youll be better some day. And you have an inspiring story for the rest of us. Indeed injuries and sickness befalls all of us at some point and our gains suffer for it. but think of the big picture, you have life and are still here, and i'm sure willl live much better due to this procedure.
04-14-2008, 12:16 PM
get well, comebacks are always possible. trust me it can take years but you can do it.
04-14-2008, 12:26 PM
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04-14-2008, 12:41 PM
04-14-2008, 01:00 PM
I think the counseling job says it all. If there's some cosmic reason for you to get this condition, maybe it involves helping others. It's funny that most of us stay immune to all the suffering around us until it affects us personally. You'll be a tremendous help to those youngsters by overcoming your plight and sharing your experiences with them. I wish you all the best!
04-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Hope this does the trick for you brother..
B5150 nicely put
04-14-2008, 01:38 PM
Hey man, sorry to hear about your health. The good thing is that you're young and resilient, and will be able to recover fast. The gains come back pretty quick, and you'll be starting with a low BF, so maybe that will cheer you up. A few years ago, i spent some time in the hospital, and lost about 20 lbs. It sucked, but I was back to full strength and size after about 4 months back at the gym. Take it easy, and just think of the gains you'll make on your next cycle. It will be like your first time all over again!
04-14-2008, 01:48 PM
Good luck man. While not as serious as your situation is, last summer i had mono and couldn't lift for a long time. Went from about 195ish to prob about 175 and fat from the corticosteroids they had me on.. I'm almost back to where I was before now a year later.. Woot for muscle memory
04-14-2008, 03:04 PM
the best thing for me i knowing that i'll be going home only taking 1 medicine (to keep me in remission) and wont have a handfull of other med to down throughout the day. i think the more meds the docs gave me, the worse i got
04-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Hope you recover quickly and are symptom free. You will get the muscle back and feel better doing it without syptoms and all the other meds you used to be on hindering gains.
04-14-2008, 03:48 PM
dont worry about the iron bro, the beauty of it is, that the iron is always there right where you left it
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04-14-2008, 03:49 PM
04-14-2008, 04:05 PM
sorry to hear man.
i know this is a hard thing to cope with because i have a very close friend who went through the exact same thing w/crons disease.
i wish you a speedy recovery.
04-14-2008, 05:36 PM
thanks everyone, its really reassuring and encouraging to hear all of this
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