Hital hernia Surgery before? Will it take longer to heal due to CD?

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karendee
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   Posted 4/21/2008 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I recently had some bad symptoms with difficulty swallowing so I had a Upper Endoscopy.
 
My Dr discovered a hiatal hernia (stomach pushed through into esophagus) and very red/inflamed stomach. He told me to take 2 Prilosec oTC a day and referred me to a surgeon and I have to get an Upper GI xray.
 
I am not familiar with the surgery but am worried about recovery time and if it is worth all the recovery. I am overweight and could try to lose some but my Dr said it still may be there and surgery may be a good option.
 
 I am on immune suppressing medication for my Crohn's so will it take longer to heal?
 
I asked this on the Gerd board but no one responded.
 
any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
thanks,
karen
 


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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...

Post Edited (karendee) : 4/21/2008 3:17:00 PM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 4/21/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen,

I have not had that surgery, but have had many others.  I can tell you Crohnwise, in my opinion, it seems to take me a little longer to recover than others.  I just had my knee scoped and my recovery took longer than expected.  We have such sensitive tummy's that I think sometimes we just need extra time to recover.  Good luck with your surgery.  I too have a hiatel hernia, but they have told me nothing needs to be done with it.


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.


karendee
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   Posted 4/21/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   

thanks Nanners! I figured it may take longer to heal ....

 

Karen


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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...


lusk
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   Posted 5/4/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I had that surgery last june and i have felt so much better since.  my surgeon said it would take longer to heal than it would for the average person due to the drugs i was on.  but after the surgery he said i should be back up on my feet in less than a week, which is what happened.  the hardest part is the post-op diet.  liquids for a week, then pasta for a while.  i got really sick of ramen noodles and spaghetti.  the best of luck to you, i hope it helps!! :-)

karendee
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   Posted 5/5/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Lusk,

thanks for your message. it is good to hear more about this surgery. I have only been able to find the bad experiences so far and none of the good. Looks like some people heal quite well after the surgery.

 

Karen


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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...

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