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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 1/21/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Just checking in. Surgery was Friday and I came home Tuesday morning.  I would have been out a day sooner but had a nasuea/vomiting episode that kept me off clear liquids an extra day ( I warned them about that post op history).  Anyway, surgery went well and I have a new anastamosis and neoileum as they call it.  They only had to take out about 4-5 inches right at the anastamosis site which makes me happy.  The surgeon also said he saw no active disease in that area - yippee! I was supposed to have laproscopic surgery but when he got in there he saw too much scar tissue.  And now I have a lovely incision down the site of my first one -- at least they were able to use the same scar.  So for now, I'm on a full liquid diet for another day then I get to start the lovely soft diet for at least a couple of weeks if not longer. 
Take care,

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/21/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you are home and recovering. Hopefully this will lead to a long long remission. Sounds similar to my second resection. I am now back in remission 5 years later and solely maintained on only Asacol. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 1/21/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you are home and doing well. I'm always surprised at how things change, when I had my last surgery, 11+ years ago, I wasn't allowed to leave until I could eat a soft meal. Wow I would have been home a few days sooner and so much happier. I hope you continue to improve day by day. :)

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 1/21/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your home and feeling well.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  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.

Aimee =)
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 1020
   Posted 1/21/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're home!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 681
   Posted 1/22/2010 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news! Hope you have endless remission.
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 1/22/2010 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like good news. I hope you are always in remission. Keep us posted.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 1/22/2010 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am glad your home. I pray that you stay in remission.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1768
   Posted 1/22/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
If you were still on clear liquids, did they wait till you had a BM to discharge you? After both of my surgeries, they wouldn't let me go till I could go.

Glad you're home! There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed!

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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