Try this link to see my scars!

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Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok I think I got it this time...but if I didn't please dont assume that I am a ding bat. On the facebook page it said to use this link to view publically.
 
Here is the link:
 
The first pic is of my scar as of 18 days after surgery...a bit red I know.
To view the other pics I think that you just go through the album that this picture is from. The first ones are right when I got home from surgery, and if you ask me the incision looks better then.
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


Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
http://wou.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30480542&l=e71c1&id=51700610

Here is the second link from the earlier photo...just copy and paste it


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


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/1/2008 2:36 AM (GMT -7)   
nice! reminds me of some of mine! 2.5 weeks and you still got staples? hmmm? i have always gotten mine out by at least day 10-11. then just steri-strips. and is it just me or do you like the smell of the steri-strip spray glue?
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Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 1/1/2008 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Well they are keeping my staples in until the 7th becasue my surgeon says that it takes a longer time to heal when you are on prednisone. It does feel like a long time though. After the staples out I will have steri-srips, and in terms of the smell I am not sure. I haven't noticed it too much. When my nurse gooped me up with the extra glue for the steri strips I did not like that smell at all. Thanks for the comment!
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


MDdave
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 1/1/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
looks good. like mine was.
they used the same scar on me to cut on the second and third surgerys.

dunny2
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   Posted 1/1/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, mine too, it's grown several inches following surgeries. Soooooo pretty!!
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


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hipsydipsy
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 1/1/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a look at all the facebook group that picture is in and I have to say it's great! When people ask me what crohn's is or to try to explain it, you reel of the symptoms/effect on your life- but you know what they say- a picture is worth a thousand words! and I think the pictures of those resection scars etc definately brings it on home that this is not a minor illness. One of my friends really wants to know about my crohn's but doesn't quite "get it". I think I might tell him to have a look at those pictures...at the same time though I don't want to scare people!!

hipsydipsy
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 1/1/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
(even though I have a habit of showing off my scar to everyone!!). recently I was doing my college finals exams and any time I'd start to panic/worry about them (or anything for that matter), I always give my scar a quick rub and it immediately reminds me of the bigger things in life and how exams and other such worries are not the be all and end all of life!!--so those resection scars- they are good for something!:-)

Gloriousm84
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 1/1/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Feel free to share the pictures. I am here to recieve and also provide as much help as I possibly can. It is true what you say...a picture is worth a thousand words. People dont understand the severity of the disease, and then when I show them my scars they get a bit of a glimpse. If you ask me any diseae that requires surgery has to be somewhat serious.
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

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