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Homeboy
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   Posted 11/20/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Well Guys, no more stricture in my colon. yeah
I got everything set up a couple weeks ago, and went in Monday at 11am, my surgery started at 1:00pm. I was going to talk about it here some, but I kept thinking I would chicken out at the last minute, so I kept quiet, and was able to stick to my guns, and pull it off. :)

It was going to be done with the laproscope, but once in there, the surgeon said there was just way too much scar tissue for that, so he made a nice wide vertical cut, and took about 3-4 inches of stricture out. He also took out some type of fatty tissue which I cannot recall the name of at the moment, it was wrapped around the stricture like a glove, and is the type of tissue that drives the immune system to keep attacking. I suppose it was a good call, but it was one very hard thing to do.

The surgery was setup to start at 1Pm, and take a couple hours. It was over around 6:30pm, and I woke up in recovery. I don't know what to say other than there was just so much tremondous aching pain. skull As if someone had hit me in the belly with a wooden baseball bat until I passed out. I was in so much pain, I have yet to experience pain on that level. I could not speak I was hurting so badly, I could only utter out tiny pieces of words at a whisper. They pumped some dilaudid into me, kept telling me to breathe, and then hooked me up a morphine pump. Around 8pm, I was pretty numb.

The rest of the night was so so, morphine pump was definately a winning idea. The only real trouble was that I could have nothing by mouth, NOTHING for two full days. So that meant I could not take my SSRI med called remeron. Around 6am the next morning, tuesday, I was having panic attacks, which lasted about 20 minutes, and my pain was coming back pretty hard too.

I got really lucky though. There was a nursing student who had been assigned to me, she seen how badly I was shaking, sweating, and just plain in tears, and she helped me out. There were two other nurses there who seen me in agony, shook it off, and just walked away, as if it was no big deal, but not this student. She held my hand, and told me to breathe, hold it, relax, breathe in again, long deep breaths, take it slow, easy, relax...

After a good ten minutes of this, I was much more calm. I also got more dilaudid, and was given a standing order for the stuff every two hours on top of my morphine pain pump. They finally gave me some ativan later on that day, and then PRN every 6 hours, and I was somewhat ok, I was functioning, I was not in a world of terror anymore.

The first two days after the surgery were rough, they expected me to be up out of bed sitting in a chair for one hour per day, and walking around three times per day. This was all within 24 hours of the end of the surgery, and I kid you not. I managed to do these things, the pain med helped me too, but whoa it was hard.

Yesterday things got much better, and easier. Today was not too bad. I was so eager to get home, that when I seen my surgeon today I told him home is where I was headed, he said OK, you know your body best. You have transistioned from clear liquid, to semi, to full, and are eating pretty good regular food. You have went to the bathroom some 30 times, you can go home, just take things really easy.

I plan on thanking the student nurse who helped me out, maybe a card, some flowers, candy, or something else nice, just to say thanks.(I don't wanna date her). I was also thinking of sending a note to her teacher letting them know just how much she helped me through this ordeal. She did come back the following day, and helped me to walk around and do normal stuff, it was cool hanging out with her, I think she will make a fine nurse, doctor, or whatever it is she wants to do in life.

Will keep you guys updated. I am gonna need a lot of time to get through this, it has taken a serious toll on my mentalilty and on my desire to be alive. I hate to sound that way, but it is the truth is all. I am thinking maybe a nice vacation when I get well enough, perhaps the beach would do wonders. Any other ideas along those lines are definately welcomed.

I do have some pictures, they are not too graphic, just staples, no shirt, but if they are a problem then the moderators should feel free to pull them. My understanding is that the metal, ahem, TITANIUM staples on my belly should come out, but the ones on my colon are mine to keep.(also titanium).

i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/Ridemr2/Surgery/Pic1.jpg
i77.photobucket.com/albums/j58/Ridemr2/Surgery/Pic4-1.jpg

I do wonder if I will set off metal detectors now, such joy trying to go into concerts maybe. I dunno, maybe not, any ideas on this one?

Later
Humira 2 times a month, Lialda 2 X day, Phenergen PRN, Remeron 30mg day, Pain Meds, Prednisone 20mg Every Other Day
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Homeboy
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   Posted 11/20/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
P.S.
or PSP as it is... smilewinkgrin

I picked up a playstation portable for the stay, and it was such a cool little gadget, PSP. I recommend the older lesser expensive one(PSP-3000), in your choice of color; that will play the UMD disks. Awesome thing for anyone who spends alot of time waiting in doctor's offices, or in the hospital. The little buger even has wireless access, but forget surfing the internet, it is just not cut out for that type thing, but it will let you surf, if you wanna give it a whirl... I did download a ton of free demo games, movie trailers, pictures, wallpaper, etc, etc, on the hospital's wireless LAN.

www.us.playstation.com/PSP/Systems?ref=http%3A//www.sony.com/index.php

I was able to get a whole bunch of movies, and games, used, most in excellent new like condition for prices ranging under $1.00 - 4.99$, on the movies, and 2.99$ - $14.99 on the used games from the link below.

www.gamestop.com/psp
Humira 2 times a month, Lialda 2 X day, Phenergen PRN, Remeron 30mg day, Pain Meds, Prednisone 20mg Every Other Day
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Nanners
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   Posted 11/21/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Homeboy,

I am so sorry to hear about your surgery, but glad to here you are on the road to better days. Be sure you take some type of maintainence med now so you don't have a repeat of that nightmare. I didn't and got a repeat 3 years later.

You described exactly what my first resection was like. I too remembered when I woke up I was in so much pain I could hardly breathe. I was in ICU for about 2 days and was on Demerol every 2 hours and stayed like that for about 10 days then moved to Percoset to take at home. I also was a lucky one and got an infection in my incision afterwards.  Ended up having to have a nurse come to the house to change my wet/dry packings too.  Just be sure you rest up and allow your body to heal. Keep your diet light for a bit too until your body adjusts to the changes.  I lived in a large apt complex at the time, and would walk around a little bit everyday, increasing as I felt stronger.  That helped to build up my strength again.

Here's hoping you have a long long remission. I am in remission now and only on Asacol and starting to really like life again.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*


Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
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!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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Post Edited (Nanners) : 11/21/2009 8:49:51 AM (GMT-7)


sukay
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   Posted 11/22/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Homeboy,

Glad to hear that you are "HomeSweetHome"!!!

I know the feeling too.  I just had my first resection last Monday and was in the hospital for a week.  I could not take my meds for bipolar/anxiety for a while too and it was cRaZy!!!!

I totally understand when you say that it took a serious toll on you mentally!!!  I was having anxiety attacks too and curled up in a little ball with my blood pressure racing!  I also was having terrible nightmares from being off my meds I think!  I was all jacked up and shaking like a leaf on a cold wintery day!!!  I just wanted to get outta there as fast as I could.

Once home I was much more M...E...L...L...O...W~!!!  The experience left me hoping that I would never ever have to return ever again!!!!!

Yep, your incision looks just like mine does!  I see my surgeon on Wednesday.  I hope he takes these staples outta me!!!

What will be your maintenance plan now regarding medications?  That's what I'm wondering for myself too.

Wishing you wellness! 


Sniper
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   Posted 11/22/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you made it through all that and hope the road to recovery is not bumpy at all. The vacation idea is great. I did that after my heart surgery and felt more like living afterward. I also have a chest full of wire that shows up in an Xray like I swallowed a slinky. Use to set off the metal detectors in the airport but for some reason it doesn't anymore . I think they changed the settings on the machines. By the way, hang on to that pillow . They are a necessity when you need to cough or God forbid,,,sneeze.. Hang in there buddy....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


spookyh
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   Posted 11/22/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Holy moley! That's one heck of an incision. No wonder you were in so much pain smhair.

Student nurses are great. I had one that helped me through the anxiety of getting my gallbladder out. I was so freaked out (first surgery), and she talked to me right up until they wheeled me in. It helped a lot!

Here's hoping a speedy recovery to you, and a long remission :-). And you can look at my paltry little incisions from my resection in September here: http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e373/spookyhurst/?action=view¤t=surgery.jpg


EDIT: Forgot to say, the worst part of my resection hospital stay was the anxiety! Interesting that so many of us have that problem.
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

Post Edited (spookyhurst) : 11/22/2009 1:45:13 PM (GMT-7)


GDen
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   Posted 11/22/2009 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a student nurse assigned solely to me for several days while in the hospital. She was absolutely fabulous.

spookyh
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   Posted 11/22/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to mention, an Nintendo DS is great for hospital stays and doctor visits. I didn't use it much last surgery though, because the morphine made it near impossible to keep my eyes open.
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


Wolfie40
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   Posted 11/24/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad your on the road to recovery. I too had a student nurse and she was wonderful.
Good luck!!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

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

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


pillpopper
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   Posted 11/24/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow,
My incision is half that size...
Cut belly button and below...
I thought my nurses were giving me a line,"oh that looks so good".
I'm sure the worst part is over for you...
Way to be proud of that scar!
You earned it!!!
B-12injections,Pentasa,Loperamide,Entocort,6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide,8 week
Remicade,vitamin-D,Fluconazole.More over the counter vitamin-D. Remission since surgery and 5-years, of 8-week Remicade.
.


randynoguts
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   Posted 11/25/2009 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
nice little scar you got there.. after a few more though watch out for the bellybutton snatchers!
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Irishmom4
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   Posted 11/25/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My scar looked just the same, but totally straight down the middle.It looked like they used a ruler or some sort of straight edge. I so wish they would have went around my bellybutton. I had a lot of problems healing there and now I have two bellybuttons, my original and a manmade one.

It took me several weeks before I felt like living again. I made lists of all the things I wanted to do when better and it really helped set some goals. Wishing you the very best!!!

Elizabeth
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.
 


Nanners
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   Posted 11/25/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a wonderful nurse for my first surgery. Even got lucky and had her for another surgery too! I even wrote the hospital thanking them for having someone so awesome on their staff. I got a horrible diaper rash after my surgery from the explosive poops, and because of my surgically sore tummy could not apply it, she helped me there too. Awesome, awesome nurse. They make all the difference in the world don't they??
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
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!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

sukay
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   Posted 11/25/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   

OMG!  My first sneeze after surgery was soooo funny!!!!

I was able to send the sneezes off coarse when I was in the hospital by wiggling and rubbing my nose.  The thought of having a sneeze was very scary!  shocked Ouch Ouch Ouch...I thought.

Once home a sneeze snuck up on me and I tried my hardest to send it off coarse but I couldn't.  The sound I made was a cross between a cough/muffled sneeze and what it would sound like if you stepped on a cat's tail. smhair

Everyone in my house jumped up and said, "What the heck was that????  shocked Are you okay????"  shocked   They couldn't believe it was a stiffled sneeze!!!  LOL, LOL, LOL. tongue

I think the anticipation and thought of having a sneeze was worse than actually experiencing one!  LOL wink

Wishing Everyone Wellness!!! blush


crohnielass
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   Posted 11/25/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW!! That scar is long i must say though looking at you in the photo you don't look like you have gone through an operation like that!!!! I looked like a bag of s@!T thats amazing well done you hope you get a real long remmision from this good luck Bev
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.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)


Northern_sun
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   Posted 11/27/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to hear about your surgery:( but after reading your story has helped reinforce that I am not alone. I had surgery for a stricture as well one month ago (open surgery because of the tissue trauma around the area so my incision looks just like yours!). Unfortunately I developed an absess and the muscles came apart so I had a second emergency surgery a week later (they removed all the staples and I am now left with a hole that has to be packed daily). I am currently on the mend at home and signing up on this forum has been wonderful for my spirit as listening to others stories and kind words has motivated me to pick myself up and carry on with a joyful spirit. I wish you all the best in your recovery and I will be thinking of all of you that are in the same boat as I am in.
I wish you a speedy recovery:) All the best to you!
Age 31 - Canada - Lived with Crohns for 17 years.
Diagnosed with Crohns on 14th Bday during emergency exploratory surgery.
Surgeries:Oct. 1993 - Emergency Bowel resection(sm bowel 2 feet & appendix)
June. 2006 - Bowel resection (Sm bowel)
Oct. 2009 - Bowel resection (Sm bowel)
Oct. 2009 - Emergency surgery for muscle repair & Abscess
Medication free from 1993-2006. Entocort from 2006-2009. Currently not on any medication. Specialist suggesting Remicade to prevent further flair ups and strictures- I am currently researching medication options on my own to make an informative decision.


Nanners
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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey HoMEbOy,

I was checking to see how the recovery is going? Still going well? Let us know how you are doing.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
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!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

mattfam
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I have a stricture in the sigmoid colon. I just wondered when my doctor might decide to do surgery. What were your symptoms leading up to the surgery? I am currently doing Remicade and Entocort along with lots of vitamins. But my inusrance (Anthem) just notified my doctor that they are reducing the payment on the Remicade and that Remistart is reducing the assistance I will receive and I'm afraid the Remicade will be stopped just as it's starting to help. I have lots of pain in the low,low back and rectum and down both legs. I'm just curious as to where I'll go from here with my Crohn's. Glad to know all in this post are able to get to remission!

Homeboy
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   Posted 11/29/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the replies. :)

I been doing alot of resting, sleeping about 12 hours per day. I have the hardest time falling asleep on my back. I am so used to sleeping on my stomach, which I just can't at all do right now. I can sorta get over to either one of my sides, with some pillow support, and fall asleep that way.

When I am not asleep, I have been spending my time being a nerd. I have 2 computers setup to build, thank you newegg.com. Or I am watching psp movies, I just got a cable where I can hook it up to my big tv, and watch. I am also on ebay looking for deals, or online playing worldofwarcraft.www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml(Come join Me). I am far from bored, and I certainly appreciate being at home, and having internet access these days. I am kinda sad that I missed out on black friday, but I doubt I would have gotten one of those nice sony laptops from bestbuy anyways, people waited in line over 12hours for one, and it was freezing that night too. My family has been great in all this, they really surprise me. They call and check on me every day, ask if I need anything, would like something to eat, or would like to go somewheres. I take them up on their offer several times a week, and hit up gamestop for some psp movies. I just recently scored jackass I, II, III, and wildboys. I so enjoy watching them guys do their thing. ;)

I am slowly coming around, I can move about pretty well. My pain doctor has me on alot of morphine, and if not for that, whoa it would be rough. I doubt I could handle this without those meds. I look forward to getting the dose down, it's pretty hard to function on so much of it, and of course I can't drive myself anywhere. The good side to that is, I don't worry about how much morphine I am on, I am not worried it is going to cause a blockage, make it hard to go to the bathroom, or make me super nauseated, I don't have those troubles anymore.

I am still not where I would like to be with my diet, but I am ok with that. It seems if I eat any kind of meat, such as chicken, it is hard on me. I have been doing alot of ensure, some rice, pasta, and peanut butter/jelly sandwiches seem fine. I had extra weight on me before the surgery, so I can take my time with the diet part of it all. It doesn't necessarily hurt me to eat chicken, or some fish, it is just rough when I go to the bathroom the next day. I still don't have that muscle down there available to push anything out, I have to just sit there, and let things happen, but it is coming around.

While I was in the hospital, they gave me some ensure in the can. It had been a while since I seen it that way. I think it tastes better in the can, kinda neat to me too, small can, super cold, no plastic, or maybe I was just so starving hungry then, that it did taste like a vanilla milkshake. I can only find the bottles in the stores. It is hard to find it in the can, but I have been looking and I have found a few places online that sell a case of 24 8oz cans for about 40$ shipped. That is kinda pricey to me though.

Anyone know of any other places that sell it in the can, or any place with a store I could go pick it up at?

Recovery has just been hard, alot harder than I thought. I dunno what else to say about it. If I had it to do over again, knowing what I would go through, I dunno what my decision would be. Then again, with the reality of the situation, I am sure this is MUCH better than entering the ER with a blockage, needing emergency surgery.

It is just like everyone has told me though. Each day gets a little bit easier. I am hoping maybe sometime in January I can be back in the gym exercising, I miss that the most out of everything else. I guess I will see how things go. Overall I doing fine, I have not had any complications, nothing leaking, no signs of infection, no vomiting, just pretty sore where my stomach muscles are at.
Humira 2 times a month, Lialda 2 X day, Phenergen PRN, Remeron 30mg day, Pain Meds, Prednisone 20mg Every Other Day
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leysa
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   Posted 11/29/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're feeling a little better. :) I'm a World of Warcraft junkie too!
30/f
chronic active colitis/possible Crohn's
Lialda 2x/day
darvocet as needed
 


spookyh
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   Posted 11/29/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
You make me so very glad that I was able to have laproscopic surgery!

I can empathize with the sleeping situation. I'm a stomach sleeper too. I managed to sleep on my side as soon as I got home, and the second I could ease myself onto my stomach again, I did (I don't remember exactly when that was, but it was probably sooner then I should have).

My 5 year old laptop probably couldn't handle WoW, but my brother is/was an addict. I'm more of a console gamer myself.

Hang in there yeah!
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


Nanners
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   Posted 11/30/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I feel your pain about the sleeping positions. I am a side sleeper and I hardly slept at all because I just had a hard time sleeping on my back. And with the wound being open it made it even harder.

Glad to hear you are recovering. Be careful with the morphine it is addicting, so make sure your doc helps you to slowly wean off it. After my liver resection they had me on Fentanyl patches and the withdrawal while recovering from major surgery was not fun. Imagine puking with your incision like it is. Owww!!

Keep up the good work and don't over do.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
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!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

not creative
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 11/30/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I have staples that held together what's left of my pancreas after surgery to remove a tumor and they don't set off metal detectors, yours probably wont either.
Laurenne, 25 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002. Three abscesses that are now fistulas, with three setons!
On: 6MP, Zoloft, Cimzia (working so well, I'm on Miralax too!), folic acid, b12
Tried: LDN- Did nothing good, Remicade- allergic, Humira- no reaction


pillpopper
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   Posted 12/1/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same problem not being able to sleep on my stomach!
How the heck can you watch the Jackass movies without popping staples???
Do I need remind you of POO-RIVER... Yick...
B-12injections,Pentasa,Loperamide,Entocort,6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide,8 week
Remicade,vitamin-D,Fluconazole.More over the counter vitamin-D. Remission since surgery and 5-years, of 8-week Remicade.
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