Kitt's Husband having resection on 2/18/2010 (Update)

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stkitt
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   Posted 1/22/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello my friends here in the Crohn's Forum.


My husband has had Crohn's for 33 years and he will be having his 4th surgery on 2/18 for a stricture that has narrowed to less then 3 mm per endoscopy.



His first surgery he had a ruptured bowel, second one he had a complete blockage, and third one he had an abcess and obstruction.



He has been on some of the old time meds years ago, Azulfidine, Prednisone and Questran to treat diarrhea. Once his stricture started to develop he was taken off of meds and told to use diet. He was never offered any of the new meds so we are not savy on all the maintainance meds as many of your are.



After this surgery we will be insisting on maintainance meds to help slow down or prevent this nasty disease. Crohn's is always present.



We have been fortunate as his last surgery was 17 years ago............. shocked



However in August of 2008 he had a radical prostatectomy for Ca+



I am very worried about him as he has lost a lot of weight and is much older then his last surgery so if you all would find the time to perhaps say a pray for us it would be truly appreciated.



Thank you and know I support Crohn's with my heart and soul. Each of you is a unique and special individual.



Gentle Hugs



Kitt

dunny2
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   Posted 1/22/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Gentle hugs to you too Kitt, also prayers for your husband.

Good Luck. x
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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artist guy
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   Posted 1/22/2010 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   

god bless you kitt and your husband, your man and I sound the same my first surgery was1970, 3 in one year, I was 20 professional athlete. sme her no new med same as you guys, now forced pred, hopefully not along period or just for maintenance, but it has moved more up my throat and mouth and tongue, stomach I really watch my food and fuel, no meat no soda, mostly vegan

      good luck to you all


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Nanners
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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kitt if he can get back on something like Azulfadine, that is a milder med that also helps with the Crohns related arthritis. The 5ASA meds are the mildest, but either Imuran or 6mp have been some of the best in keeping folks in remission. I prefer 6mp over Imuran, less side effects. This might be a good med to try. Ask all the questions you may have, we have a great group that are here to support you too. Hugs~
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   Posted 1/22/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Geeezz Kitt, your husband and you have had more than your share of grief. Heres hoping and praying that all goes well with surgery and that both of you get relief for a long long time..((((((((((()))))))))) big hug..
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/23/2010 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with you and your husband.
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.


Jen77
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   Posted 1/23/2010 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers and hugs for both of you! I hope he recovers quickly and stays in a lonnnnng remission. I don't care how many years in between surgeries, that's hard on anyone.
 
I am glad to hear you guys will be insisting on maintenance meds after the surgery. I really do believe they help a great deal. Keep us posted on how he's doing!


~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Celexa.


stkitt
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   Posted 1/23/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all and know I will be picking brains for info on the meds etc once we get through the surgery and are on the mend.


Gentle Hugs



Kitt

stkitt
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   Posted 1/28/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning to all,


My hubby had a SBFT on Monday and his surgeon called yesterday to let us know that the xrays did indeed show a tight stricture that needs to be resected.



He also added a surprise, my hubby's gallbladder is full of stones with inflammation and infection so that will need to be removed too.



My poor hubby says he will have hollow "inners" when they are finished with him.



Acutally he is doing well, staying on a very soft diet with small meals and supplemental Ensure Plus 3 times per day.



3 weeks from today for surgery and I will admit that my anxiety is up and down and all over the place. I am so thankful for all of the great people here in this forum. Just knowing you all understand this disease is a comfort.



I know I can always come here and just write down what I am feeling.



Gentle Hugs to All,



Kitt

Nanners
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   Posted 1/28/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
At least he will be able to get both of them taking care of at the same time. I will continue to keep him AND you in my prayers. Slow deep breathes my friend.

Big Hugs to you both,
Gail*Nanners*
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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!
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FamilyGuy
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   Posted 1/28/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
You and hubby continue to be in my prayers. I hope both of you can find some relief. ((((Hugs))))
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AzJohnny
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   Posted 1/28/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for making the hugs gentle Kitt. My back is worse than my Crohn's. Gentle hugs and good wishes back to both of you.
AzJohnny


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stkitt
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   Posted 1/28/2010 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks !!  You make me cry with your kindness and you make me laugh with your words, and yes gentle hugs all around always.
 
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