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Bammer
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/15/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
You said in one of your replies that you had a resection in 93 that put you into remission until this January. I would be interested in knowing a little more. Where was the resection, what symptoms did you have before surgery, any after, what if any medications before, any medication for awhile after surgery, doctors Ok with not taking any meds or did you just quit  because you felt good? Obviously you have been happy with your decision.
Thank you.
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


crohnielass
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 4/16/2009 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Bammer,

Ihad a right Hemi-Colectomy the symptoms i had before surgery were awful i had constant D and vomiting after eating anything along with stomach pain, drastic weight loss, constantly tired and aching joints I was only on salazophrine an anti inflammatory and iron tablets. After the surgery  the surgeon explained that when they took out the diseased part he also took an extra couple of inches either side in case there were any specs that couldn't be seen by the naked eye. I went for my 6 week check and was told everything was ok was told to stay on the salazophrine and iron tablets and go back to see him in 3 months which i never did. I  quit came off tablets as i felt on top of the world and basically just wanted to get on with my life being well and not have to be reminded of it every few months going to see surgeon and having all relevent tests, so i just got on with life ate anything and everything. As the years went on i even wondered if i did have crohn's as i had no symptoms it was only picked up in sept because i had gone to A/E with a fistula and after having tests found that the crohn's was active and had narrowing in the small intestines this time. luck was obviously on my side along with the fact that i never thought about being a person with crohns after the op in 93  I hope this has helped Bev xx


Bammer
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 4/16/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Bev, It's nice to read a good story, you do not have any regrets with your decisions and that you enyoyed many years symptom free. Some people might think you should have stayed on some kind of maintenance medication but you don't know the problems that long term use of them might have caused.

Hoping you can once again get back to a long remission and thanks for sharing.

 


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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