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   Posted 11/26/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
After 11 days, 10 nights I'm finally home from the hospital. It's almost a bit surreal. Around the clock care and then poof you are out. I think I'm okay. I have a little pain in the lower right side, same place as usual, but not sharp or shooting, just dull. I'm going to be on entocort, flagyll, and levaquin plus remicade when the time comes again. I'm still a little scared at this point. Was hoping to go home with no pain at all, but I do feel a lot better, just scared of surgery. Anyway, just an update. Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!!



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   Posted 11/26/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Dana, welcome home!!! (((Hugs)))

I'm glad you're doing better. Hopefully the remicade will put you in full remission, and you'll have a good rest of the holiday season.

Get plenty of rest, eat carefully (even though there are lot of food treats out there right now, exercise discipline), keep hydrated, and hopefully you'll be out of this flare soon.

Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, until Sep 2, 2009
Fighting c-diff, I guess for life

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   Posted 11/26/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're doing better and hope you continue to improve.


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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 351
   Posted 11/26/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I will pray for you tonight.

Why are you taking Levaquin? The CR said to go on it, but I think the GI overruled it. It was supposed to treat an abscess. They did not put me on Cipro because it made things worse.
27m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Humira, Entocort 9 mg, Asacol 4 x 3, Flagyl 250 mg x 3
Imuran failed

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   Posted 11/26/2009 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
This last time I was in the hospital I realized it was a little strange going home after being in the hospital for 12 days. You get used to someone always being there when you really needed help, and strangely you get used to people coming in and out of your room. Like you said, all the sudden you're suddenly quite alone. I got home and freaked out a little, thinking something might happen and they weren't just down the hall within a button's push away. (I had blood clots in my lungs, had it been for CD I probably would not-I'm experienced in Crohn's related hospitalization). It's not abnormal to go home still in some pain though. As long as the pain meds they gave you are working, you should be ok. I hope you feel much better soon!

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12, Coumadin

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/27/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
What a good day to come home, something really special to give thanks for. WELCOME HOME and I'm sure your road to recovery will be smooth sailing!
28 year old husband and father of 1 (soon to be 2!!), Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mp, Pentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 11/27/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah you are finally home! Do be sure to take it easy and not overdo. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

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"*

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 11/27/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! and welcome home. Rest and get better soon!
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.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 428
   Posted 11/27/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I didn't think to ask about the Levaquin, they were giving it to me in the hospital. I'm only taking if for 10 days. Another one that was REALLY expensive.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 11/27/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay! Glad to read you are home. I hope that dull ache goes away soon

37/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2007

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008


Starting on REMICADE probably within the next mo.

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 3X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), .05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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