HOMIE is an official hernia!

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randynoguts
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
  my newest friend Homie, is an official hernia, as certified by official guvment' machinery. i went for my ultrasound this morning, it was still dark!  we watched as it went in , went out, went in, went out.  but i was a bit right too. as its coming from down further than where its coming out.. it is kinda squirting out and then up to the surface about an inch away..  dont see the surgeon till the 22nd of jan. unless they have a cancelation.  or unless my GI dr calls them about getting in sooner. smilewinkgrin
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Margie11
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy,

You know how those aliens love to play bait the Doctor, don't you?
 
 
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     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
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gachrons
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   Posted 12/30/2008 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy you mean to tell us that they are actually thinking of getting rid of homie? At least you will have a fond pic if only in your mind to remember him by . Hope your surgeon is gentle. 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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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy will they be able to remove Homie via laproscope or because of your many surgeries have to open you more? Sure hope this gets taken care of in the easiest manner for you. Hugs!!
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.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Ahhh! To FINALLY know Homie's true identity. At least now you know what he is. And now, shucks, just as the two of your were developing a really close relationship they want to excise him outta yer life! Sheesh! Ah well, some friendships are meant to be short-lived. Good luck, Randy, and Happy New Year to you and yours if I don't catch you again before.
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Sniper
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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Remove !!!!! Homie dont play dat !!! Maybe you can get them to replace him with a belly button ...
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Bid Homie a fond farewell for me... He will be missed LOL
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randynoguts
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   Posted 1/1/2009 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
well i think its gonna have to be fixed sooner than later, but who knows what they may say.. like "best to leave it alone un till it REALLY bothers you" kind of crap.. hello! when im on the toidy and this thing pops out of my abdomen, THAT bothers me.
belly button, naw to high. its just under the sternum . as for laproscopicly, i doubt it. what ever my anatomy is like in there now, it aint gonna be a simple fix im sure.. but maybe a scar-ectomy! and close up the belly? that would work for me.. especially since ive lost weight there is enough to stretch to fill the gap. my scar is about 1.5 inches wide in some spots. and about a fingers depth lower than the rest of my belly.
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gachrons
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   Posted 1/1/2009 2:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy since it's such a funky little hernia getting it taken care of is probably a good thing. Toidy now haven't heard that word in awhile. Make sure you keep in touch on this we certainly have made plans to help you threw this new adventure. How are you feeling other then the hernia? Hope the holidays were good to you. 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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   Posted 1/1/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Rando I kinda figured you would have to have open surgery for it. I have a really scarred up tummy too, and lots of adhesions to go with it, so I would have to do the old fashioned way too. Hopefully this get taken care of soon and your back to feeling right as rain.

So you guys still have alot of snow up there? The news this past week said you guys had gotten pretty slammed.
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
gail, doing ok but fighting a killer cold...

nanners, all our snow is gone here at sea level. but its dumping like a foot a day still in the mountains.. all the passes are closed till tomorrow for avalanch work.. they shoot cannons up into the valleys and let the snow slide down onto the interstate and then clean it up. its falling so fast they cant keep up at the moment.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 1/1/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Dang Randy...so your having to get rid of your "Easy Button"! So what's my payoff for the hernia wager? Keep us posted on Homie and read up on some of the "screens" they'll use to repair him. He'll be a source of entertainment missed by us but atlas he needs to go back where he came from!
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randynoguts
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   Posted 1/2/2009 1:33 AM (GMT -7)   
oh broomy, i promise if there gonna be a surgical fix, there gonna be surgery pictures! ill put it in the comments section on the pre-op form. you know i dont know if i can even use mesh anymore. i had some in there years ago, and it seemed to work keeping things from sticking etc.. but i dont know if they could get any in anymore. unless its just a small 2" x2" piece. the last one was like 8x8.

 oh and the hernia designation was by a piece of equipment and an operators view, prize notification will have to wait for official surgeon notes on op reports just to be sure there was no mistake... 


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gachrons
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy When you had the mesh put in before has it caused you any problems? I was wandering how people with crohn's react to the mesh and if it causes problems. Since we take meds to lower our immune system it has been on my mind at times. Are you getting any pain from it? Did you have a hernia before I am thinking you must have with the mesh ,is this one close to the same area? Sorry for all the questions but since I have one too I am wandering about alot of these questions one other thing are you a person that seems to have allergies? Hmm I"ll soon know you inside and out. What's with the killer cold is it in your lungs and are you taking anything for it other then our special brand of caring that we like to give each other? lol gail
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Wolfie40
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   Posted 1/2/2009 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Not to ask a stupid question,but. If you get a hernia after surgery, do they wait until you are healed before they go back in and fix it or do they just do right than and there. Also, if you have Lapro is there still a chance of getting a Hernia?

Sorry for jumping in on this thread.
Good luck Randy!

Nanners
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   Posted 1/2/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Aww Randy sorry to hear you have a bad cold too, mine is just starting. I felt it coming on yesterday, and its making me feel kinda crummy today. (((HUGS)))
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
 
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Dagger
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Wolfie,
I got my hernia about 4 months after my laproscopic surgery so, yes, you can still get one. If you get a hernia from the surgery, they could fix it right away but you probably wouldn't know you got a hernia right away. Everything is swollen and tender after the surgery so unless it was huge, you probably wouldn't even notice. If your hernia traps your intestines, they'd do surgery right away on an emergency basis. Otherwise, you can wait a while. I wasn't allowed to lift more than 5 lbs before my repair surgery. I had the surgery about 2 months after diagnosis so it was about 6 months after my IC valve removal.

Gachrons,
I don't take Crohn's med because they aren't sure if I have it, so far they call it "ileitis". I had a hernia repair just over 2 years ago and had mesh put in. Due in part to hospital negligence, I ended up with complications. I had a large seroma ( a buildup of fluid) in the repair site that had to be drained 3 times and took over 6 months to go away. I still have mild pain in the mesh area but I think it has more to do with endometriosis than with the mesh material. I don't have a problem with allergies other than seasonal sinus type stuff. I have developed another hernia and will eventually have to have it repaired. I am not in a hurry even though this one causes me pain. I'm curious as to whether there are problems with the previous repair, at least I'll know more when they repair the second one.

Randy,
Was your previous hernia surgery painful?

gachrons
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dagger aren't you supposed to see a Dr. if it causes you pain ,How long have you had it?lol gail
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Dagger
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw the doc, it's a small one and it's not trapping my intestines. He said since it's rather small I can wait a bit for the surgery. We talked about what to watch out for and I go to the doctor's enough (for all sorts of fun stuff) for him to monitor it. I first noticed it in September and I'm thinking about having surgery in April. I really like this opinion so I'm not getting a second one, LOL.

My previous hernia repair surgery was so terrible I will need some more time to psych myself up for another one. I'm not trying to scare anyone that needs this surgery, my circumstances are probably different that yours so you shouldn't have the same problem.

randynoguts
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   Posted 1/2/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
no problems with the mesh for me...

previous hernia was also along the incisional line only at the bottom, this one is just above the top end.

previous one we just waited till i had my next surgery, which wasnt long ;0)

no pain with it. just weird to have your little "homie" pop out on ya!

other one was not painful in itself as is was done during another resection, kinda a freebie! had some free tummy tucks that way too ;0)

as for the cold, just taking sudafed and crap like that.. its turned into a nasty nighttime cough now. all kinds of colorfull things coming out of me.
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humboldtmom
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   Posted 1/2/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you found out what Homie is, and he can be evicted. Hope your cold is better, I started getting one on Christmas eve, but it was gone by last Sunday. Happy New Year to all.

gachrons
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   Posted 1/3/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy if your on Humira don't mess around with that cold. You get your butt to a Dr. .lol gail
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/3/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy hope you kick this cold out of you soon. Hugs!!
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

randynoguts
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   Posted 1/3/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
yes im doing humira. i waited a couple extra days before taking it this wekk.. im feeling much better today so far.. once i coughed up that lung this morning i can breath better ;-)
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Sniper
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   Posted 1/3/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey man, dont mess with that cold. I catch 40 kinds of heck getting rid of one and they usually turn into something that just hangs around forever. Anyway, you have to be healthy so you can get rid of Mr. bubble....
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