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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted a while ago about having trouble getting my surgeon to believe I had an abscess. He got a look at my actual films from my ct scan and saw what I had been feeling. So, I had surgery to remove the abscess yesterday. I'm at home recovering now and even though I'm in pain I feel so much better knowing that this is taken care of! Just thought I'd let you all know!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 3/5/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
What a relief Mailbu! And not just knowing why you were feeling so miserable, but also the satisfaction that comes from knowing that your surgeon now knows that the misery that prompted you to seek help was caused by abscesses. Sometimes, the hardest part of this disease is when we know there is something wrong, but our health providers can't seem to find a reason for our pain and misery. I'm glad you have your answers and are on the road to recovery.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 3/5/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow glad someone finally found the answer to all your pain. Hope your surgery was a success and you are on the road to recovery. Be sure to rest up and take it easy for awhile. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 3/5/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   

And they say the doctor knows  I am glad you advocated for yourself and now this surgery is behind you.  I hope you are soon up and about and the pain becomes just a memory.


Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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