Tegs LIFE Challange to OVERCOME Crohns Colitis and Ectomorphizem!
- 04-11-2009, 01:51 PM
Ya i guess i have always had to consider overall health and tahts why ive done what i had to in order to get were im at today.
Thats why when i was younger i could still eat and eat and eat AND STILL would LOSE weight and end up in the hospital!
Yes i hate to have to use the conventional ish, but its the only thing that has kinda somewhat worked to keep me alive the last 17yrs! Everything that we have tryed, conventional or not has always ended up at a dead end and didnt work. My Drs are very confused and hate that pretty much everything a typical CC/IBD paitent uses can help keep them symptom free. Unlike me nothing has ever really "worked". My old boss uses Alao Vera juice 3times a day with a very small does of Asacol and hes been Symptom free for over 4yrs now. Same goes with many others i talk to.
^^^ Does all that make sence? Sorry in a bit of pain right now. Tryin to keep my mind away and focus!
- 04-11-2009, 01:52 PM
BTW if i havnt said it enough. Guys i thank you from the bottom of my heart with your help, knowledge, and encoragement!
- 04-11-2009, 06:32 PM
hey teg, sorry to be such a lame but can you explain to me in simple terms what CC is and how it hinders you. sorry again for being retarded.
P.S. does teg stand for INTEGRA?
04-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Hahaha No prob bro, dont feel bad! Ill give an understanding as best as i can! If you want to know more or do not understand something just say so and ill explain as best as i can to give a better understanding....
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations (breaks/cuts in the lining) of the small and large intestines(just like if you were to cut yourself with a knife on the outside), BUT it can affect the digestive system(GI tract) ANYWHERE, from the mouth to the anus. Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis are frequently referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative Colitis itself can be cured by removal of the colon as that is the ONLY place its in. I on the other had have Crohns Colitis which is commonly used to describe if one has both as i do. Some drs just classify it as Crohns, period, some do not. There is NO known CURE for Crohns!
Thats the base of what it is, of course now is were we get into what i call the "Bi products of it"
Common symptoms of Crohn's disease include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, poor appetite, fever, night sweats, intestinal bleeding, rectal pain, and rectal bleeding. Most of those are self explanitory really. But hinders my progress but not being able to properly "absorb" nutrients. In other words it goes right through me which in turn creates the diarrhea and weight loss.
Since Crohns starts off as "erosions"(much much smaller like Ulcers). As time goes on the "erosions" become real deep just like a true Ulcer and in fact do turn into one when left untreated/severity of disease! There in turn creates "scaring" IE scare tissue build up and stiffness of the affected area/areas which is 1 reason why a dr pushs on your stomach in certain areas. Hes tryin to feel for that "stiffness". Kinda like when you put your arm up and dont flex the bi muscle it soft, then when flexed its hard, same type of concept applies, just not in a good way LOL Anyways the worse(wider and deeper) the Ulcer gets youll get thinning of the outter wall and will create a hole, WHICH IS NOT GOOD! When that happens bacteria from within the infected area can spread, infecting adjacent organs and the surrounding abdominal cavity. As Crohns gets more sever it will lead to obstructions(narrowing of the inside) creating blockages and will not let through the "contents" that it trying to move through. Kinda imagine tryin to fit a softball through a straw!
Thats just part of it..... Does that kinda help? I can go on lol
Yes sir it does!
04-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Food Intake has been bad today, not even worth mentioning really...... Will try to down Protein shake befor bed!
04-11-2009, 08:14 PM
OH OK THANKS BRO. That helps a lot. I have acid reflux sometimes and i have had a stomach ulcer before.... not fun. So its hard for you to absorb nutrients? Since Waxi Maize Starch is absorbed and digested basically instantly, wouldnt this be a helpful carb to add to your protein shake?
How ofter do the ulcers or whatever flare up?
04-11-2009, 09:47 PM
Yes. Essentially everything goes right through me. When im in remission(doing well, or "better") it is easier to absorb and have the nutrients do what they are supost to do like a reg persons digestive tract, just not near as effecient since there is already TONS of damage done over the last 17yrs. Each time i get flare up then get better makes it worse. Umm as for the WMS im honestly not to sure exactly, i got a tub from NP to try(Im still researching more on WMS). Ive tryed it different ways, but at the moment im not sure if i like(kinda on the fence). It doesnt bother my gut at all tho which is a bonus lol Im saving the rest i have and will try it with my PW when im done with this tub of Sizeon.
As far as how often i Flare, its all dependent on my body/treatments... These last 3yrs or so ill be fine for 4weeks, then the last 2weeks befor treatment(Remicaide, Biological Drug) ill start to get sick and then the week prior im down and out usually till treatment. A day after treatment i feel better, but not even close to getting back "usual". A week later im MUCH better but thatll only last 3-4weeks and it starts all over again. So anymore Flare Ups are quite often compared to growing up, but then again growing up, i was on some killer drugs, literally but in turn its also what has help keep me alive per se this long! Tho nothing has every really "WORKED" for me and kept me in full remission. Its always a very short period of feeling tip top, or well tip top for me lol
04-11-2009, 09:51 PM
I know some Reps and Guys are prob reading this and thinking, "this cat is crazy lifting like he does and taking these supps with his condition and meds!"
04-11-2009, 10:30 PM
04-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Nope i should be fine as far as i can tell with PHs/Steroids. Ive talked to the drs, did/doing research all the time, and a dr friend of mine said it may even be benificial to take test/PHs cycles as long as i have proper support supps and my Crohns isnt fully active. Right there i know i just hit a nerve with LOTS of ppl/reps lol.
I know of a couple guys who are on TRT(Testosterone Replacment Therapy) and have Crohns. Yes yes i know its different, but from everything i know, can tell or have even heard from them is nothing but good and hasnt affected there Crohns. Also talked to a guy who HAD Colitis, lifted and took the old 1ad, Androplex(think thats what it was called) and said he did a cycle of Anavar as well with no probs and was ALSO on Prednisone(A corticosteroid, not anabolic) Funny thing is over in Europe there actually doing testing with test/viagra to treat crohns, and it has had some good results in the first testing....
04-11-2009, 11:41 PM
hmmmm i wonder why. how could that be possible? Maybe the testosterone helps the body to heal better or seomthing?
04-12-2009, 12:01 AM
04-12-2009, 10:43 AM
04-13-2009, 12:10 AM
This week is going to be a real tough trial. Im goin to have to use Black Hole often. Today i got even worse I knew it would hit today or tomarrow! Tryed my best to get the cals in, but im not doin so well! This week i will have to take lots of shakes i think? I have nill to none appetite and im in a ton of pain! Especially at this moment. Took a vicodin and didnt even touch it! Kinda Funny im listening to Johnny Cash- Hurt
04-13-2009, 12:32 AM
04-13-2009, 12:44 AM
Ive been through 2bottles of BH and no probs so far. For long term well who knows, but who knows with any of it ya know.... For the carb, nothing at the moment.
04-13-2009, 12:51 AM
i would maybe look into waxi maize starch. its kind of expensive but save it for your post workout shakes, dont mix any other carbs into it(even gatorade) or it will slow down the absorbtion. I guess WMS digests instantly as it touches the lining of your intestense or something like that.
04-13-2009, 12:52 AM
do you have any idea why you are hurting so bad?
04-13-2009, 01:00 AM
04-13-2009, 11:27 AM
hows the pain buddy?
04-13-2009, 11:33 AM
hey bro... Its gotten better... i kinda lost track of every thing last nite after about 2am... not sure when i finally crashed out last i looked at the clock it was 330 or maybe it was 430??? My guts are in an up roar but no real heavy pain just discomfert, and the back is just sore now....
Debating about going to the gym today? Didnt get much sleep of course and just "feelin" weak/tired.
04-13-2009, 11:38 AM
yeah your body has got to be exhausted from all that. I would let it rest and heal up. No point in putting it under futher stress by traumatizing all your muscles right now, and lowering your immune system.
04-13-2009, 11:52 AM
I hope you feel better Teg. If I were you I would listen to Timber and maybe think about what he said. I've met him and actually I have met his mother as well, they are both very intelligent people who know the human body pretty well. It would be worth a shot in my opinion, but I am also sure your doc knows what he is doing.
Your humbleness is humbling my friend. I think I take for granted how easy I really have it and concentrate too much on just "growing" and not my general health. You are keeping a lot of us "in check", which not many people on this board can do. Keep killing it at the gym, if you ever need help with new workout ideas, just shoot me a PM.
On a lighter subject, I didn't know your name meant "integra"... shows how slow I am sometimes... I am not huge into modifying my cars (as I bought mine new and still have a warranty lol) but I have a 2005 RSX type S. Just thought I would join in the little "honda club" everyone seems to be having on this thread. My car is soo much darn fun. Once my warranty expires... another 25000 miles or another year... probably the year will pass first... I am gonna do all the aspiration work to it, I don't think I am gonna do much more than that, but it should give me another 10-15 hp... I think 220-225 should be a good number for just cruising. 210 is pretty fast right now.
...GMG760 Version 2.0 ... Back from the dead.
04-13-2009, 11:52 AM
Very True and thats what i was thinking... I think ill just try to lay around, eat and sleep today and tomarrow. Let things calm down a bit.
04-13-2009, 11:57 AM
04-13-2009, 12:07 PM
...GMG760 Version 2.0 ... Back from the dead.
04-13-2009, 12:11 PM
IM behind you Teg if you decide to go hit the weights today.
I did my legs and shoulders extra hard for you today bro.
04-13-2009, 12:31 PM
Thank You Brother! I just do what i see best as most of us do. But your right sometimes we just get to caught up in something and have tunnel vision. I guess for me ive always looked at the big picture or take everything into account and try to make the best decision from that possible.
Hahaha Its ok! Nice there a blast and very easy to drive, stock or not! Ya i dont blame ya on the warranty! One of my best friends has a 06 type-S as well and loooves it. Hard car to beat for the price/performance!
04-13-2009, 12:33 PM
04-13-2009, 01:17 PM
04-13-2009, 02:41 PM
04-13-2009, 04:58 PM
It stands for Puerto Rican. Mr Big Puerto Rican.
04-13-2009, 05:02 PM
04-13-2009, 10:01 PM
04-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Ya To say the least bro! You have done an amazing job! I dream of being to that point someday!
On a better note- When lookin in the mirror(i dont do often) i just LOOK bigger. Mom and Dad both say the same(i didnt believe my eyes lol). But I did take the day off and just laid around online and getting what cals i could down. Ended up feeling much better this eve. Which was quite a welcome surprise! Sooo as long as all goes well tomarrow, ill plan on staying on the same schedule and nail it down Wens with the 10reps x4sets! Ill murder it for sure! Muahahaha
04-13-2009, 10:30 PM
so glad to hear your feeling better doggie. Try introducing some solid food and hopefully you kill it tomarow!
04-13-2009, 10:49 PM
Thanks! Ya the liquids helped today. I was startin to wonder if i had gotten an obstruction We dont want that to happen, cause ill be posting from the hospital and have to have the hottie nurses give me a sponge bath! Wait on the other hand, that dont sound like a bad idea! ROFL.... JP!!!
04-13-2009, 10:52 PM
04-13-2009, 10:56 PM
Hahaha Thats true! Never know now days!
You have PM sir....
04-14-2009, 10:24 PM
Teg - right now I'm taking "Buffer PH" by Vaxa International...
For greens I'm taking Tung Hai Chlorella by LifeTime Nutritional Specialties.
Hope that helps... you can really take anything though. Algae is great for greens. Also - whey protein is one of the only sources of protein that is alkalizing.
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