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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 1/28/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Things are looking up ...I think!! I am having surgery on Feb. 16th. My new surgeon and I have come to terms.... he will do his best to reconnect me,but will only do it if he feels I will be ok and not end up with a leak, I agree not to punch him in the nose if I wake up with another colostomy!  He said" gosh I feel so much better now!" I think I had put the fear of Cindy in him! lol
He says surgery will be a min. of 3 hours. I also have a hernia to repair. I want to get this over with. This waiting is a killer. about the possible mass. He says it just looks "funny" where they disonnected things. Probably scar tissue from either that or the rectal crohns I had before. Not too worried about that.
Wish me luck. Been  long 5 years. No sign of CD anywhere except the 3 cm ulcer going into my stoma. I need to lose a few lbs. LOL what a way to lose it!
Life isn't like a bowl of cherries, it's more like a jar of Jalapenos... What you do today, might burn your "butt" tomorrrow!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/28/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww Cindy, here's hoping and praying this surgery provides you with a long long remission either way. Do keep us posted on how the surgery goes and your recovery. Big Hugs!
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"*

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 1/28/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cindy and congratulations on getting your date! wishing you all the very best with the surgery
Im sure all will go smoothly Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma Postponed till ???????
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 1783
   Posted 1/28/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your surgery goes well and you don't have to punch the doc! I just had my ananstamosis redone after 27+ years 2 weeks ago. I'm doing well and the surgery took about 3 hours or so. Good luck with the clear liquids and the prep. Will be thinking of you.


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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 1/28/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That's wonderful that you got things set. I know it was worrying you and you wanting things to move forward. I hope all goes well for you.

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.....

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 1/28/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the surgery, I hope all goes well for you.Keep us posted.
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.

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