Friday, November 27, 2009

2nd procedure

Wednesday I had the other procedure done. I had some diverticulosis, which surprised the doctor since apparently it's rarely seen in someone so young. Another area had a 'cobblestone' appearance to it, which is a common sign in Crohn's disease, so it was biopsied to check for that. I'm to call the office on Monday to go in and see her this week to get the result of the biopsies from this and from Friday's thing as well. I'll post some pics & descriptions below.

Just a reminder from those newer to the blog, but I have had a CafePress site since Christmas Day 2004. Wow, time flies doesn't it? There are lots of things to pick from to spread awareness for Chiari & Syringomyelia, for both patients, family, and friends. 100% of profit goes to American Syringomyelia Alliance Project, a 501(c)(3) who awards a $200,000 research grant every year, and publicly releases its findings. As you are likely well aware, the government has fallen far behind in helping fund a cure; more people have CM and SM than MS, Parkinson's, ALS, and Huntington's Chorea put together, yet those disorders (which certainly need as much research as possible of course) have had a couple hundred thousand research grants funded by the government, while CM & SM have had ELEVEN. Not eleven thousand. 11. And those were completed by the same 3 researchers (no fresh minds or ideas brought in). This is where ASAP has stepped in; they are funded largely by the public, so projects such as patient fund-raisers like my own, going strong for 5 years now, are critically important and support from people like you mean the world.

When you shop at my store, not only do you spread awareness when you wear or use the items, you directly fund a cure for these disorders, as I give the profit to the Research Fund. All you need to do is look at the side of the page and click on the graphic for CafePress.


Cobblestone Appearance, possible Crohn's

Esophagus Rings, sign of food allergy disease

Gastritis, red inflamed tummy

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