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potty pooper
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
My surgery which was postponed from last week is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
 
I want to thank everyone again for being  so supportive and caring.  I am trying to calm the butterflies that are constantly fluttering in my stomach!
 
Will keep you posted.

Nanners
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope everything turns out well and you will then be able to enjoy a long long remission.

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.


ski bum
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   Posted 4/20/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck potty pooper! I wish you a smooth hospitalization and recovery. Let us know how you're doing when you can. My surgery is the day after yours. I haven't stopped cleaning my house. I was up until 1:30 this morning mopping the kitchen floor. I guess it's a good way to channel nervous energy.

Have you spoken with your GI or surgeon regarding maintenance meds after surgery? My GI recommends Imuran, my surgeon recommends Pentasa. It's very confusing.

I hope you have a remission for all time! Keep us posted.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Currently on Humira and Entocort.


Zanne
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   Posted 4/20/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish you both, Potty pooper and Ski Bum, a successful surgery and smooth and easy recovery. One suggestion, learned from way too man hospitalizations, take your own pillow with several nice soft pillow cases. Its oh so nice to cuddle up to your own pillow when you feel miserable. And nothing beats the smell of home instead of the smell of the hospital.
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.....


smile1967
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   Posted 4/20/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Same goes for me wishing you both (potty and skibum) an easy recovery. I followed Zanne's advice and took my own pillow. I even took my own soft blanket and pj's! It was the best thing I could have done for myself to help make the hospital stay more comfortable. As the surgeon team would come in each morning they couldn't wait to see what cute new pj's I would have on that day!! Thanks Zanne!

 I took a flannel nightie for when I still had the catheter in for the first 3 days and then could switch to top and bottom pj's. Hopefully you can get a tv for your room, and I also brought my son's dvd player to watch movies. That really helped especially at night.

I took my own bath soap and hand cream. It really helped to smell and feel clean with a quick sponge bath. Each day as your strength increases, I would walk the halls (more each day) and by the time I would drag my IV pole to the bathroom and give myself a sponge bath it was good exercise and I was exhausted! Not overdoing it of course.
 
Another thing I will share that I wish I would have known sooner...the dietician came to see me on day 6 and she wrote a special order to the kitchen for my meals, so instead of eating the gross jello etc once I was off clear/soft liquids, she ordered me banana, saltine crackers, v8 juice, toast, slices of cheese. My bowels had just started to work I think around day 4 and D was pretty bad, I think they started me on solid liquids etc way to soon, so then they put me back on clear liquids for a day or so and started over. My belly was very dissented and uncomfortable until I finally passed gas on the toilet!
 
So I guess my point is that if you don't feel comfortable eating what they give you talk to your nurse or doctor right away, because mine had their wires crossed and weren't communicating properly and my food orders weren't changed accordingly each day. I think I ate some creamy soup on day 2 thinking they knew what they were doing and it was way to soon to eat that. So just go with what your gut tells you, literally!!  Take care  and your surgery will be done and you will be home before you know it!!  Thinking of you!
40 yr old wife and mom to two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Feb/2006
meds: pentasa 500mg x 2/day,probiotic,fibre supplement,mult-vit
glucosamine & msm
resection surgery Feb.11/2008
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 4/20/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


gachrons
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Potty Good luck and hope things go good and yes let us know how things are going. I am feeling a lot better after my sugery and hope you do too. lol gail

Christiny
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you well I will be thinking of you.
Dx Crohn's 17/1/08
Dx Endometrosis 2002
Dx Lupus Anti Coagulant 2004
Prednisolone 30mg lowing dose 5mg per week
No meds at present
Pregnant Due 19th Dec 2008
 
 


JenLS
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck! Hope all goes well!

ski bum
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   Posted 4/20/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the well wishes and good advice. I had a million things to do today and tonight, but managed to make it to the mall to buy some new pjs. Nothing fancy, but all I wear at home are t-shirts and flannel bottoms, so I needed something. Smile - you had a catheter for 3 days? I'm kind of freaked out about a catheter for some reason. I thought it would come out on day one.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Currently on Humira and Entocort.


FallColors
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   Posted 4/20/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Blessings on all our pre- and post-surgery friends!!! Praying for wisdom for the Dr. and swift healing!

Skibum -- My friend had a catheter for several days. She said it didn't bother her, and it was great to not have to get up in the middle of the night to pee!! Ask the nurses what is normal feeling for a cath and what to look out for.

Take care all.

smile1967
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   Posted 4/20/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Ski bum, I was nervous about the catheter too since I had never had one before. But it was put in during surgery and it was not uncomfortable at all. It was nice not to have to get up to go pee! I'm not sure if 3 days was too long or not? my first experience. It did not hurt at all when they removed it either. Thinking of you.
Shelley
40 yr old wife and mom to two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Feb/2006
meds: pentasa 500mg x 2/day,probiotic,fibre supplement,mult-vit
glucosamine & msm
resection surgery Feb.11/2008
 


potty pooper
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   Posted 4/20/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again everyone. You are a wonderful bunch!

jamief
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   Posted 4/20/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Goodluck to you both :)!! I hope everything goes smoothly and you both enjoy long remissions.

You know those footy socks? The thick ones with the non slip bottems? If you can I'd bring a few of those to the hospital for your stay! They are warm on the tootsies and really comfortable to walk around in! Plus the insides are really soft :). Keep us posted on how it goes!!


Sugarmarie
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   Posted 4/20/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I ask God to watch over both of you.
sending you gentle hugs, sm
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/20/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
More well wishes!
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


Julie1014
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   Posted 4/21/2008 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you both!  Blessings, Julie

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12.5mg a day
Imuran just increased to 75mg
Acidophilus daily
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


karendee
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   Posted 4/21/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck!!!!!!

Karen

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


nikki0294
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   Posted 4/21/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending healing thoughts for a speedy recovery from your surgery!!
 
Hugs
Christine

LynnRN
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   Posted 4/21/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending hugs and wishing the best for a speedy,healthy recovery!! :-)

dunny2
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   Posted 4/21/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck, hope everything goes smoothly for you.....Post when you can LOL.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Sniper
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   Posted 4/21/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck,,fingers and toes all crossed for you. Let us know how you are doing..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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