Bammer? getting released from hospital?

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CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 5/20/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I noticed when reading another pst that you had a resection and were released from the hospital? But I also saw you said you still hadnt had a bowel movement, and you've been home for a few days. Why did they let you leave the hospital with a BM in the first place? Ive never once heard of tihs, and I'd consider that really dangerous

Bammer
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   Posted 5/20/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   

I think overcrowded hospital and Friday before long weekend when ER's get very busy might have had something to do with it. But I had been up and around a lot, walking the halls, was passing gas,  keeping food down and had a pain level of #1 although I was still getting pain medication.

The night before being released I had been moved accross the hall to a nurses's lounge that they had fixed up to handle two patients. There was aslo a patient in a screened off portion of hallway.

I did panic briefly mainly because the pain medication was doing weird things to me but figured I was Ok to go home and keep walking. Could have stayed in the city and made things happen sooner (did walk around my son's kitchen island and had my first two really smelly farts) but wanted to get home so 3 hour car drive probably slowed things down again and was 4AM when I had my first bowel movement. 

Thanks for the concern, I'm sure it's not the normal.


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.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 5/20/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok I mean I guess I can understand with passing gas. I've just always heard they want you to have a bowel movement, because when you have surgeries on your bowels it can 'stun' them, or kinda temperarily paralyze them, from the 'handling' of the insides.

You know if you feel your getting sent home to early, you can 'appeal' in which case you stay in the hospital until another dr sees you, and even then you dont have to go, and in the case of you still getting sent home, your insraunce company will not pay until its settled and straightened out.

I was concered for you because that scares me, I dont want you to go home and then have a blockage or obstruction.

Glad you ARE doing ok! By the way my names Chris, I've never met you before and wanted to say hi!

pb4
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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
That's the way it is in Calgary now...our health care has gone to crap (they've just recently cancelled surgeries for hips, knees and more serious issues as well)...our insurance is different here too so Bammers hospital stay is basically covered by our alberta health care system so there's no holding any money back from the hospital and suing in this country (canada) is next to impossible especially when it comes to docs, hospitals and such...nowadays it's pretty common to hear about people in the ER waiting room dying before they even see a doc (not to mention sitting there dead for hours before anyone even cares to notice) and there's no suing the hospital for that either...criminal eh.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Trigirl
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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
pb4,Bammer,

Are you in Calgary? That's where I live!! I have a question for you--Does our health care cover going to states for a second opinion? I like my GI but not the surgeon I met with for work to be done. I wanted to get more advice or maybe options.

Wow somebody in my own city.

pb4
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   Posted 5/20/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to live in Calgary (born and raised) but moved to a small town just outside of Calgary 6 yrs ago to get away from the crazy everything, traffic, mayor, bylaws, ect...I see Dr. Panaccione, who's your GI Trigirl? I don't know if our healthcare covers that, but I highly doubt it, especially with the new health boards cut backs (and there's plenty more to come too).

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Bammer
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   Posted 5/20/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I live on an acreage 2 hours NW of Calgary. I have heard and read nothing but good things about Dr. Panaccione. He'e supposed to be one of if not the top Crohn's specialist in Calgary. My former GI (from Red Deer) did consult with him by phone and later referred to him (by surgeon from Red Deer) but he passed it on to a colleauge Dr. Kaplan. Have been happy with him.

Hi Chris, I was OK with being sent home because there were enough signs.

Trigirl, sorry I don't know your history with Crohn's? And what kind of second opinion you are looking for?


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.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


Wolfie40
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess that I just be grateful for the insurance that I have. Bad news is that our wonderful USA goverment wants to get there hands on Health care. Look out then!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

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


pb4
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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm grateful for our provincial health care coverage, just really concerned what all the cutbacks will be by the time this new healthboard is done cutting through everything...our hospital situation never used to be the way I described above (as far as people dying in ER waiting rooms and such), but I know of many people that abused our healthcare system so it was only a matter of time that it would turn to crap.

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Trigirl
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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Small world. I had Dr. P for the trail drugs I took for three years. Great guy. My main GI now is Dr. Devlan who works with him at the unv. research center. Nice guy too. The surgeon Dr. Buie is an experienced guy but was rather abrupt with me and frustrated with the fact I wasn't jumping up and down saying yes, yes, cut me open and give me a bag for life. My crohn's was very severe for 4 yrs. and then I took herbs and feel better but have pre-cancer cells they think should come out immediately. My problem is everyone has those cells with crohn's they are just irregular cells and I am just getting my head wrapped around all this, I feel so much better lately. I wanted to ask another surgeon about how they might do the surgery to save the colon and take the bad cells. Guess I'll see what happens next. Uncertainty IS hard to live with, I'm trying to have faith and patience and keep positive these days. I am 53 and have had the greatest life thus far. Great husband, 6 beautiful children and so far 8 grandchildren. Too many blessings, so I have had trials of thyroid cancer, broken leg, IBS, now Crohn's and all that entails. Just have to keep going. I suppose I should put something at the bottom of my posts but don't know how and can't think of anything as good as the things you all have. I read them and then share them with my friends and family when needed. Appreciate this place dearly.
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