How long to wait for surgery?

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 2/28/2009 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thought this question was asked awhile back but can't find it. Just curious to know how long people wait for elective surgery once the decision is made?
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Sigmoidectomy scheduled for May 11/2009

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 2/28/2009 2:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I am waiting a total of 2.5 weeks the sooner the better. Cant wait to feel better!
Crohn's since June 2005
Relapse/flare up since Oct. 2007
Been on Pentasa, Asocol. Prednisone, Entocort, Imuran, Protonix, various anxiety meds, painkillers
Humira for 1 month from July 2008-Aug 2008 then contracted histoplasmosis and was in hospital for 11 days in Aug. 2008

Surgery scheduled for March 6th 2009

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 2/28/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
For me it was a couple of weeks once I found my surgeon.
Just make sure you are comfortable with your surgeon.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001

First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol,Folic Acid,Multivitamin,Dbl. Calcium,Probiotics,Bi-monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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