Colonoscopy Done, Surgery Tomorrow

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   Posted 9/18/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I made it through another lovely colonoscopy this morning, all went well, I'm not sure what kinda of drugs they gave me but right before I fell alseep for it, I had these really weird feelings like I was in some kind of lab and all the doctors were aliens and they were doing some kind of experiement on me, like I could see them all talking but I couldnt hear anything..Ive never had that happen before, and I wanted to say something like "is this normal, im getting scared" but I guess I was too out there to really care **** (really creepy!!!) home around 4pm, and slept up until now (7:30pm). Tomorrow is my bowel resection, I need to be there at 5am, the actual surgery is at 7:15am, so I need to be up and getting ready around 3am.  That leaves me 8 hours to mentally prepare myself, get ready, and maybe take another lil nap I'm still kinda drowsy.  I'm not really nervous at all, but I find myself breaking down and crying every once in a while, I think it more so just wantining to get all this crap over and done with; I'm just so worn out, and frustrated.
I'll talk to ya'll in about a week when I get home!!
Dianogsed with Crohns at 16, 21 yrs old now.
Surgeries:1 Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Removed. Another Resection Scheduled for September.
Current Meds: Humira (weekly), 60mg Pred, Levbid, Nexium.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Crying seems to be the best thing sometimes doesn't it? Even when you can't explain why you're doing it because you feel pretty zen anyway.
Best of luck with the surgery. I hope all goes well and you feel wonderful! Please let us know how you're doing when you get the chance and what the doctor says.

Kind of funny about the pre-colonoscopy by the's amazing what certain drugs can bring out of your imagination.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 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 also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your surgery, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mag I was the same way before mine crying out in the parking lot when I seen how much it cost to park I didn't know that patients get a discount just about anything would have made me cry then. At least your half out of it now so hope that will let you sleep good tonight. Will be here waiting for your return . We are all here for you. You"ll be home in no time. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 9/18/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you all the best. (((hugs)))

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

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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck ,hope everything goes well and you feel so much better.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 

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   Posted 9/18/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
mag. good luck, and please ask the the first dr you see about some tranquilizers before your surgery. once you fill out all the paper work you can have some IV tranqs. this will help you with your anxiety before going to the OR etc... really helps .

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   Posted 9/19/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
i hope everything goes well for you!!! HUGS

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   Posted 9/19/2008 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck!!! Hugs!
Diagnosed with Crohns in December of 2005.

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   Posted 9/19/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you the very best ((((((hugs)))))

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   Posted 9/19/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you the very best, and I hope your surgery leads to 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.

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   Posted 9/19/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
All the very best to you. May you have a very long extended remission.
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
When I am weak, then am I strong

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