McDHibs

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hello folks

I have not posted for a while as my wife Linda has been struggling with her crohn’s disease she has been diagnosed for 20 years but has just learned that it has spread to her large bowl so after a nine year period of good health and after 2 small bowel resections she has now had a big set back and is not coming to terms with the increased drug intake very well.

Having set out our ten year plan of settling down in Fethiye I was wondering if any members are living with crohn’s or colitis while living the dream in Turkey and is the disease recognised and treatment available when required.

Thanks in advance

Mike
 
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babsgood

Deemon in disguise
Crohn’s Disease
sorry to hear that, I have a friend in Turgutreis who has Crohns disease I will try to speak with her and find out about treatment, however she does go back to UK regularly so may get what she needs from there.
you do not need to worry about the standard of treatment here it is as good as the UK (well in my experience) my husband has just been diagnosed here and is back in the UK for treatment, the UK doctors confirmed the Turkish diagnosis and also are giving exactly the same treatment as was offered here (just free in the UK and expensive here)

good luck with your plans and I hope you wife starts to feel better
 

maggie

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hugs to Linda from me ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( )))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Love Maggie xxx
 
Crohn’s Disease
So sorry to read about your wifes illness.
I don,t know anything about Crohns but would like to say that the standard of medical treatment I am receiving here is excellent. I cannot fault it.

You mention about settling down in the Fethiye ares, well there are 3 excellent hospitals in that area that I know of, plus the Akdeniz University Hospital in Antalya.


Good luck with your future plans, remember, where there,s a will there,s a way :)

Soo
 

Tess

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hope you find all the info you need to realise your dream.
Hope Linda gets over this latest period, good luck to you both in find out what you need to know. Take care and best wishes, Sharon x
 

johnfella

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hi McDHibs
Many thanks for starting this thread , My Daughter has advanced Crohns Disease .
Very interested in what people have to say .
Our thoughts are with your Wife and other suffers of this dreadful and very little knowen about disease .
 

McDHibs

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hi Everyone

Thanks for the kind words and information,

(johnfella sorry to hear about your daughter try looking at the website for the NACC national association of colitis and crohns lots of info there)

Linda is going to Fethiye on Sunday and I join her next Friday so that is lifting her mood at the moment (a week without me :) ) it will be our first holiday in our new apartment in Tasyaka so she cant wait.

Thanks again everyone

Mike
 

Orka6

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hi. Hope Linda is feeling much better and makes a speedy recovery- our thoughts are with her. Our daughter has suffered with crohns for seven years now. She is on a drug called Remicade also known as imixiflab and travels back to uk every 8 weeks for her infusion. We have asked at the local hospitals if they know of it but it is not treated there. Crohns is an awful disease. if anyone can find a specialist who treats this disease in turkey it would be fantastic and give many people peace of mind. Think there are many different treatments and it depends how badly you are affected by it so every one is an individual case. But the good news is that she has been much better in health here than in the uk.
 
Crohn’s Disease
My sympathies to anyone suffering from this disease as well as similar inflammatory bowel diseases.
there are some really good hospitals in turkey Ankara Adana İzmir and İstanbul all have centres of excellence
here is one Professor specialising in gastrointestinal diseases you might be able to contact ..i will scout around the net for others.

Dr.Ahmet Dobrucali was born in1963 in Trabzon. After graduating from high school (Trabzon lisesi) in 1979, he began his medical education at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University. He completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology fellowship programs at the same institution. Between 2000-2002, he spent two years with Roy C Orlando as a research fellow in gastroenterology clinic of Tulane University. After coming back to Turkey, in 2004, he acquired the title of professor of gastronterology. His special area in gastroenterology are diagnosing and treatment of the esophageal diseases and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Presently he is working in Cerrrahpaşa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University as a professor of gastroenterolgy. He is married and has two clidren.
CV ve Bilimsel yayınları

Adı ve soyadı : Ahmet Merih Dobrucalı
Doğum tarihi : 28 Mart 1963
Doğum yeri : Trabzon
Medeni hali : Evli
İş adresi (1) : Istanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi
İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Gastroenteroloji Bilim Dalı
34300 Aksaray / Istanbul
Tel: (0212) 5884800-1625, (0212)6329528
Email: adobrucali@yahoo.com
İş adresi (2) : Bağdat Caddesi İrfan Bey Ap. No. 216 Kat. 1 D. 19 Çiftehavuzlar - Kadıköy - İstanbul
Tel : 0216 350 53 72 Fax: 0216 350 53 70
 

Andy

Senior Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hi Mike, i feel i almost know you as we've spoken many times by PM's & Email.

Just like to wish you both a great holiday, my thought also with Linda.

Take Care buddy.
 
Crohn’s Disease
Hi Mike
Our place is in Deliktas (Green Valley) off the Tasyaka road near the prison and we hope you and Linda enjoy your visit to Fethiye.
Good luck with your plans and we wish Linda all the best for the future
My wife Sue had a cat bite during our last stay and the hospital treatment in Fethiye was brilliant.
Being almost a city really Fethiye seems to have everything you might ever need from dentists,doctors,hospitals to tradesmen.We are glad we chose Fethiye because of the reliability of the place and the facilities available give you a feeling of security.
Have a great holiday both of you and we might bump into you one of these holidays!!
 

McDHibs

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Cheers Andy mate the holiday will do her the world of good.
And Terry your right one of these days we will bump into each other as we are so close if you look back from the harbour to the Tasyaka area our apartment is the farthest one to the left at the top a white building. So if you fancy a bloody hard climb with a cold Efes as a reward for your efforts pay us a visit Linda goes tonight for three weeks and I join her on Friday for two weeks.

Mike
 
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GnD

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Hi Mike and the great photographer Linda,

I did not see this thread before and only fell on it now but want to say I am really very sorry to hear your news.

I wish you both a relaxing holiday to recoup and make Linda stronger and hope you get the medical answers you need.

Debbie X
 

McDHibs

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Thanks Debbie and Miss Money Penny I will pass on your kind words to Linda when I see her on Friday, not long now and so far she has managed to go shopping (curtains) so not sure if thats a sign she is feeling better or not as I dont think much would stop her shopping if Im honest.

Roll on Friday

Mike
 

Alan Fidler

Ceteris paribus
Crohn’s Disease
May i offer you my sympathies and wish your wife well mike.. i recently had a scare myself.. it turned out to be a few cancerous polyps in my colon which i had a procedure to have them surgically removed... Crohn's disease was something my GP discussed with me when it became apparent i had a problem, i was totally unaware of what Crohn's disease was until then tough it appeared i had one or two of the symptoms, some bleeding and quite a bit of weight loss over several months... i was told it was difficult to diagnose but though there was no family history it wasn't impossible.
Please pass on my best wishes along with everyone else's i hope she has a speedy recovery.
Alan.
 
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McDHibs

Member
Crohn’s Disease
Thanks Alan

It is a nasty disease, Linda at the height of her illness used to keep size 8 to size 16 clothes depending on what stage she was at, the use of steroids to treat crohn’s has a massive effect on the body, she would eat and eat and be thinking about what to eat next. Then they would wean her off them and she would feel fat so she would stop eating and drop to 6 stone.

I remember one night at a friends wedding she wore my dinner jacket as she had nothing to fit her properly and looking back at photos now she had the customary hamster cheeks that come free with steroids (no choice given) and looked big, but the funny thing is I actually cant remember once thinking that she looked any different.

Maybe love is blind after all (or it was the Vodka).

The thing that she found the hardest was people’s attitudes you know the type “no bandage so nothing wrong with you”

The NACC National Association of Colitis and Chrohns are fantastic I urge anyone who has colitis or crohns to go to the website and look at the information that is on there.

Crohns is rubbish but not a patch on what Pebble, Rainbow and others are going through at the moment good luck and best wishes to them all.

Mike
 

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