Does this look like I'm healing well?

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Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2007 1:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all! I just took the steri strips off of my belly button becasue they were seriously killin me and ripping off any flesh under them. I am going to put new ones on, but the nurse seriously came at me like I was a craft project and covered me in glue. Here is a link to the pic...again i am not sure if everyone can view it.
http://wou.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30485143&id=51700610&ref=mf
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


Zanne
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   Posted 12/31/2007 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't log in to facebook, so I can't see the pics. But the prednisone will seriously stall the healing time. I remeber having to leave staples in for resections so long that the staples were starting to fester but the incision was still not closing. Oh the joy of prednisone!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 12/31/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I had staples for both of my c setions, and I don't remember them being red like that. Is the crusty looking stuff at the top the glue the nurse put on?

stkitt
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   Posted 12/31/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

I don't have a facebook ID so I cannot view it either..........sorry.

Kitt


 
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
If you go into your facebook photoalbum you should be able to get a link for people not in facebook and post that one instead!
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 12/31/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok I think that this lin k will work....I hope. It says it is a public link.
 
2.5 weeks after surgery
 
Just after surgery
 
If the two links are the same...then just view the album, and you will see the 4 scar pics.

 
 
 


Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection

Post Edited (Crohnie8) : 12/31/2007 5:34:24 PM (GMT-7)


curley
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   Posted 12/31/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
That's a lot of staples!!they do look red that's for sure.The last time I had staples mine got red like your's as well and my GI told me it was because they were healing so try not to worry about it.Do they itch????mine did.
Curley
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