They called me yesterday. Nov. 4th. Election day! How funny!! Oh, the joys of colonoscopy prep!!!
I have 2 strictures that are too thin. He said they will obstruct if not taken care of. If they are close enough together he will take them as one; but if there is much bowel in between he will take them separately. He said he may be able to strictureplasty one of them, but won't know until he's in there.
Have any of you had a strictureplasty? Do you think it wise to do that, or just to remove the intestine and be done with it? I've not had one done. Am I right in thinking that he may need to go back in again if it goes back to a full stricture?
I just don't want to have another surgery looming over me. I'd rather get in and get 'er done. Anyway, he said 3-5 days in the hospital. He will do lap surgery if there are no adhesions from my 2 previous resections.
Any advice on the strictureplasty?
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
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