surgery while on Cimzia

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vls
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 11/9/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had surgery while on one of the TNF blockers?  I had my first gallbladder attack the other night - wow!  I have gallstones.  I've only been on Cimzia for 5 mos and finally have decent blood work for the first time in 5 yrs, except for elevated white count and platelets.  My GI says it's my call, but would like to wait for the next attack since we've finally gotten the Crohn's under somewhat control.  I'm afraid to have surgery with a suppressed immune system.  Wouldn't I be a sitting duck for any and all infections while having surgery?
diagnosed 13 days following an MMR vaccination at the age of 44
tried Colazal, Pentasa, Immuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Cipro, Flagyl, LDN, Osiris clinical study,  accupuncture, began Cimzia 5/2009


spookyh
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/9/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Humira when I had surgery (although I haven't taken it since). I was on antibiotics the 2.5 days I was in the hospital, and didn't have any problems. However, I planned my surgery in September so that I would get out of there before the flu season hit.

OT, but interesting about the MMR vaccine. I already had crohn's when I got it at age 21, but had a horrible reaction. My joints hurt so bad I could barely walk (which was just great since the semester had just started).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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