Somewhat discouraging results

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   Posted 5/20/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
While I am happy the results weren't more serious, my GI told me that I once again have bowel narrowing at the junction of small bowel/large bowel where the last surgery was done.  Wanting to know if surgery could be done laparoscopy, he said he didn't think so because he said it was scar tissue.
He said that they would wait until I was more symptomatic with more pain but that surgery was inevitable (his opinion)
The last surgery was very hard on me and I ended up with a 10 day hospital stay.  
All I can do is pray that the scar tissue will disappear and all I can do is build myself up incase it doesn't and I am forced to have surgery.   I know, I'm in denial again.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish you all the best. I just had my first resection in February so I know what it is like.
How long was it between surgeries and were you taking maint. meds?
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.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, it was 6 years since my last surgery which is pretty good and considering I'm not up for surgery immediately it may end up being even longer.

I wasn't on any meds except for 5 mg of prednisone and not on my GI's orders but on the Reumy's. My GI tried to get me off soon after surgery, but in the process I developed extreme muscle and joint pain so the reummy put me back on the 5 mg saying my adrenal gland was asleep and the prednisone was needed.

After surgery it was like being given a new lease on life, before my surgery I was literally rolling on the floor from pain. I haven't had severe pain since but lately I am feeling discomfort and a little bit of pain at times, that is why the GI said we can wait until things get worse before they do surgery.

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