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randynoguts
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   Posted 4/19/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
  my line split open today and will have a surgical procedure done early monday to replace it. got a hemostat on it right now.. hey it was 6 years old in feb. so not bad. wish me luck.. smhair
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LMills
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   Posted 4/19/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry...I don't even know what to say except for that. Geez..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 4/19/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck for Monday Randy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Bummer. Sorry, Randy.
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orngie
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope the replacement procedure goes well.

FallColors
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Yuck!! Hope you get it "in line" soon!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


vietvet
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
well, since it's monday morning, i'm a little late with the good wishes. ya know, if you'd run a little rust inhibitor through that thing every once in a while, it might help with the life of the hoses. it's got pump lubricants in it that help keep the seals and hoses from becoming brittle. smhair

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope it is a painless procedure.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


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   Posted 4/20/2009 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Randy))) Good luck with your procedure. Keep us posted on how it went.

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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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Sniper
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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope your feeling ok after your procedure. Did you get a warranty on the new one. If not, they will be calling you every day to sell you an extended warranty. Dont buy it, I will send you some fuel line..
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 4/20/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you are doing ok. Sheesh six years...Wow!
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onthecan
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   Posted 4/20/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  Hi Randy i din't get to wish you good luck yesterday or this morning for that matter but i hope everything went good for you today feel good soon. Your Friend Jenn
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.


randynoguts
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
hello all.. the change went well. they were able to use the same access hole in the jugular, just had to move the tunnel over a bit.. even with 200mg of fentanyl and some versed, it still hurt pretty good. hopefully this one will last as long as that one.. everyone was very nice even as they had to work me into the schedule. the 2 drs even were joking. i was covered with the sterile drape up over my face, and they start cracking wise.. one asks the other if hes done this before, and he says "no, but i stayed at a holiday in express last night!" and i started laughing.. and then he says gee, hes still awake? oooppps! it took a bit longer than was planned as they had a bit of a time to get it over the curve at the neck line. and back down into the jug. even after over 6 years of having a tube through it, they say the vein just closes up like a self sealing tire.. thats why they thread the cable in first before they pull the old one. anyhow going back to bed for a while.. bye.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you are primed and pumped up! Sleep Well! Was the Holiday Inn in Transylvania? Monkeys have been beggin' to go there.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


humboldtmom
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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad everything went okay, sounds like the electrician on This Old House, putting in new wiring.

randynoguts
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   Posted 4/20/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmom, felt like it too! "shove the wire in the hole Norm!"
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy...here's hoping you get at least 6 more years out of this one. Self sealing....how come only in that one spot. Drat would be nice if you were self sealing/healing before all your surgeries!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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gachrons
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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy hope you are home and rested by now.Glad things went good for you. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
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FallColors
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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe it took more time than normal because they had to make a run to Home Depot to get a drain snake to clear that plugged vein. At least they didn't first try extra-strength drain cleaner/de-greaser.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


onthecan
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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  Hi Randy glad everything went good for you it was a pic line you got in right i get my new one in April,28th had acentral line but needed flushing everyday and the pic lasts longer than the central line does so they don;t take you down to the ER to get that in they do here but the central they just give us the fennel i think thats what its called,so it hurt alot how do you find it alot better than the central the location and everything like that my veins are all usless now even for blood but i'm so glad to here that you got along good should i be nervous for this thing or what? Your Friend Jenn yeah
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.


CheerDad
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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad things went well concerning what you had to go through. Rest well my friend.
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dunny2
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   Posted 4/21/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Randy I know what you mean with the fentanyl & versed, they are both useless on me too. I'm glad the ordeal is over,
and you're back on line... Lol
Vicky

Too many years with CD
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randynoguts
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   Posted 4/21/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
onthecan... sorry but you have it backwards.. Picc lines dont last nearly as long as central line like a Hickman or groshong catheter.. the Picc line is the one that goes in the upper arm , up through the shoulder and down into the SVC. they become brittle and clogged much faster than others... from all the movement etc... the Hickman and the like go in the chest by the collar bone and are tunneled up to the neck where they turn and punture the Jugular vein then go down into the SVC. they are much larger diameter for long term use of multiple meds at the same time and much easier to maintain at home.

as for getting one put in, i would not be nervous. if the know what there doing it should go smoothly. by using a central line in the chest they do not have to worry so much about bad veins etc, however, you might benift from a veinous ultra sound study before hand to determine the openess of you peripheral veins. good luck..
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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 4/22/2009 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Late to the party, haven't visited in a while and I'm glad to hear things went well, but...

May I ask a dumb question? *embarassed*

I think I figured out that SVC is the superior vena cava, since you said it threaded 'down to the SVC'. My Sis-in-Law had a Picc Line to help treat her pyometra or something-or-other. (lady problem) May I ask what a central line does? I've just googled images, but I still don't know what/why it is used and I'm not sure the sites I've googled are giving me correct information. (or I'm just searching wrong)
Would you please help educate me?
heidi
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onthecan
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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
randynoguts said...
onthecan... sorry but you have it backwards.. Picc lines dont last nearly as long as central line like a Hickman or groshong catheter.. the Picc line is the one that goes in the upper arm , up through the shoulder and down into the SVC. they become brittle and clogged much faster than others... from all the movement etc... the Hickman and the like go in the chest by the collar bone and are tunneled up to the neck where they turn and punture the Jugular vein then go down into the SVC. they are much larger diameter for long term use of multiple meds at the same time and much easier to maintain at home.

as for getting one put in, i would not be nervous. if the know what there doing it should go smoothly. by using a central line in the chest they do not have to worry so much about bad veins etc, however, you might benift from a veinous ultra sound study before hand to determine the openess of you peripheral veins. good luck..

Hi Randy thanks for sheading some lights on things for me i had the central for a while now and there telling me that the picc line will last me longer than the central line would now i know thats not the case which one are you did you get in Randy. Thanks Jenn yeah
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.

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