+ 34 year old male+ Crohn's Disease DX in 1997+ Recently hospitalized because of ruptured small bowel; docs got it under control but have scheduled resection surgery for early January 2010.+ Taking Cipro (1000mg / day), Flagyl (1500mg / day), and Entocort (9mg / day) until surgery+ SCD for past 10 years
Hi, I haven't been over here in a long time but wanted to say hi and give my thoughts on your questions. lol
After your surgery you really need to get up and walk as soon as possible. Walk as much as you can, just don't over do it. The walking with help wake your bowels up from the surgery and help get them going. Walking is also a good form of exercise that will help you build up your strength.
If your script card is crappy Humira may not be affordable unless you can get assistance from the drug company. It is very expensive, 3 months supply is $24,000 at my pharmacy without a script card. Imuran is available in generic and affordable. I am also on both of these drugs. I have been on Imuran since 2002 and I have not had any problems. I started Humira last January because I have Remicade induced Lupus.
You rally do need a maintenance medsication because cd is a silent worker in the gut. Good luck on your surgery.