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tiaeight
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/28/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
idea   Hey all.  My doctor told my partner, I was out, that they could not even get a pediatric scope in my colon.  The surgeon gave me three weeks to decide about surgery.  Hence, on July 16, I have part of my colon removed.  He said that they can sew the two bad ends together and he does it lapriscopically.  If I wait any longer than that, I will risk a total blockage and have a colostomy.  I am fine with the surgery.  Sort of.  What I worry about is, can you be to underweight to survive?  I have lost a lot of weight and am small.  I worry about not waking up.  Is this normal?

crohnielass
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   Posted 6/29/2009 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i was very underweight when i went into hossy in jan 7 1/2 stone i should be 10 1/2 the surgeon got me on to TPN for 3 weeks to get me up to 8 stone then he operated all went well i think it goes through everybody's head god will i wake up after surgery (i know i did) and this is a normal reaction try not to worry about that as you will lose more weight stressing about it maybe discuss with your doc about your concerns and get him to give you some reassurance wishing you well Bev x 

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. Asacol, Flagyl, B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, Sertraline 50mg (for Anxiety)


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 6/29/2009 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I was underweight when I had my surgery. Don't stress yourself out about sugery. I had it done as was fine afterwards.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,,Celebrex and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


Wolfie40
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   Posted 6/29/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You'll be fine!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


tiaeight
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 6/29/2009 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. July 16th is the big day! I'll be back soon!

tiaeight
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Total Posts : 237
   Posted 7/5/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Still, very scared. Is it really 6-8 weeks recovery? How long is the surgery? Ugggg. I hate this.

Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/5/2009 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
You'll be up and moving right away and by week 2 you will think that nothing has even happened but you still need to be careful for about 6-8 weeks with no heavy lifting.
I worried so much before and the people hear said that it was a piece of cake and it was. For me the first 2 weeks was the hardest part.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


Nanners
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Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 7/5/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Just think about how good you are going to feel after the surgery! No Crohns problems for awhile.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

aronk
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 7/5/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Just had surgery June 18 for an ileocolectomy. I'm up and around and have lots more energy than I had before the surgery. I do still have some pain in my right side, lower right abdomen, but it's not bad at all.
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