Thanks for the post.
I JUST talked to the surgeon today about a small bowel resection..... Terminal Illium....
I was also on Humira, didnt seem to work for me...
So, sorry I do not have info but it sounds like we are in the same boat!
Just got home from colon resection Friday. Surgery was the previous Monday. (Four nights in hospital). Done laproscopically, small incision by belly button, two smaller incisions and four inch incision very low on abdomen. Can't really see because the tape is still on.
Getting around very well, no pain medication since being home.
Hey Rider Fan---
Good to hear from you! I was REALLY hoping to avoid any surgeries like you have been able to do so far! Won't know much more until I talk with my GI in a week or so, and find out the results of all the biopsies.
I had a resection of the IT in Feb 07. It was an open surgery with an 8 in scar right down the middle of my belly. They were going to do it lap but the inflammation was too big.
I was in the hospital for 5 days including the day of and back at work in about 5-6 weeks. I had an epidural put in while in the recovery room since the morphine didn't work.
I was petrified but I was in such bad shape it was affecting my quality of life. I didn't go on meds afterwards but I should have.
That maybe would have given me a remission.
If the doctor seems to think you need surgery get a second opinion. If both agree, then see a surgeon and see more than one.
Yes they do shave you close. I too had my appendix removed.