Did you have your surgery by laproscopy or the full open? I had the full open for both of my resections and I got an infection in my incision both times. I think because of that my recovery was longer than most. I was in the hospital 10 days for both of mine, and out of work for 8 weeks because of the open incision. Take your time and rest up. I was in pain longer than most too I think and I had to depend on my pain meds a little more. Try to walk a little bit everyday to help build up your strength and to help your bowels to wake up. I had explosive diarrhea for awhile but that improved as my bowels adjusted to all the changes. Try to keep your diet pretty bland for a bit until every thing settles. Also, be sure to stay on maintainence meds as you don't want to have a repeat surgery. I did not take meds after my first resection and I wound up having to have another 3 years later. Good luck and I hope this leads to a long remission.
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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