Don't mind at all.
I've was dx Crohns in 2001 with an obstruction, had no "D" or pain prior to that. I was put on Asacol,Folic Acid,B-12 injections,Calcium as a maintenance med and along the way was on imuran and Prednisone. I really had no real problems from 2001-2008 other than "D" no and than. BM's ranged from 2-4 per day depending on what I ate.
2006 or 2007 had a colonscopy and was told that nothing had changed.
Sept 2008 go to ER for a bowel obstruction. I was put on Prednisone and released a day later. I tried to taper off the Pred. but got to 5mg and pain started to come back.I went back to 20mg and held there until the end of December. During that time I had another colonscopy and a SBFT and was told that I had significant narrowing due to a stricture caused by scar tissue.Best solution is surgery.I had meet with the surgeon and set a date and was told to continue with Asacol,Probiotics,Folic Acid,Multi Vitamin,Dbl dose calcium and bi-monthly B-12 injections.My diet was to consist of low residue until surgery.I had one more meeting with my surgeon and had to have a Pre-surgical physical before hand.The Pre-op consult talk was about how the surgery was to be done Lapro first invasive second, she told me where the incisions we're to be made and on a diagram of of the intestine as tol how she would do it. I talked about my fears and she told me her's and reassured me that I would be fine.I was told to stop all Vitamins 5 days prior to surgery.
I'm post-op one week today. I was told to stay low residue until I follow up in 3-5 weeks.I am on 10mg Prednisone only!! I was told to wait a week or two until I can start up with my normal maint. meds. I walk on my treadmill 3 times a day 20 minutes each time and walk a 1/2 mile each time. I don't know if it is too much or not,I was told to walk,walk,walk. I have not used pain meds since being home, there's only been some discomfort and tightness. The hardest part for me is doing nothing,I'm used to moving all of the time.I also am having alot of "D", I have gone 3 times in the last hour and a half. I really hope this slows down as I have not experienced this before. I think my bowels are adjusting yet. Let's hope!
I hope this helps and I apologize for such a long response.
I'm going to have my wife write up a day-day from my first day in the hospital to the release day from the Hospital as she can type way faster than me and put the story line together alot shorter than me.
Again sorry this is so long!!