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crohn's pt mom
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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My daugher saw her CR surgeon last week and he thinks her abcess is slowly getting better.  She also saw her GI who said her B12 is within normal range so if she wants to take an oral supplement it wouldn't hurt.  But really didn't change her meds.  I was looking for something to speed up the healing process, but I guess there isn't anything. 
 
Do these abcesses always hurt?  Sometimes once it drains she feels better, but lately it seems that even after it drains she still has terrible pain.
 
She is crying and it's not just the pain but also that she wants to get on with her life.  She wants to go back to college and she had an opportunity for a good job but she can't sit for more than 1/2 hour at a time and sometimes not at all, so that's not going to work out.
 
Praying for relief for her.

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, these things suck. normally for me, after it is drained it gets better in a day or two and i can sit and walk again. the worst is when it wont self drain and it just keeps getting bigger and more inflamed.

i saw a naturopath for my last abscess. he gave me some silica dissolved in water. it drained on its own. didnt have to see the colorectal surgeon or go through the pain of him lancing and draining it.

i have found the trick for the drainage is to take the feminine pads and wear them in reverse. sitting helps drain the abscess once opened. sitting for an extended period of time equates to a big mess and you cant clean yourself up at work like you can at home. nor can you walk around and just hope that no one sees the mess that leaked through on your backside. this method works great.

heat and humidity exacerbate things for me. when the weather gets like that i try to keep the area dry and do any running/jogging/bike riding/hiking, etc that will only exacerbate things.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


gachrons
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I think abcess does hurt and seems to take time as it is a infection and with all the thoughts on our immune system attacking you would think that we would be healed in no time.Hope your daughter gets feeling happier soon and that it heals up. Seems to be alot of people having them lately. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


gachrons
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I think abcess does hurt and seems to take time as it is a infection and with all the thoughts on our immune system attacking you would think that we would be healed in no time.Hope your daughter gets feeling happier soon and that it heals up. Seems to be alot of people having them lately. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/8/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Awww sorry she is suffering so. I can definetly keep her in my prayers, and I will!!!! Sure hope she gets feeling better soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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