I had my
open bowel resection on jan.10. I have my final follow up with the surgeon on March3rd. I'm planning on returning to work on March 10. I have a fairly active job (RN) so I've been taking it slow and have been in no hurry to return to work. Moving patients around and being on my feet for 12hrs a day can leave me worn out on a good day not to mention doing it with a 10inch incision on my abdomen. If I had a sit down desk type job I think I would have already returned to work.
31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08 (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl