Update on husband's surgery

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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband had a resection at the ileocecal valve last Friday. He was home from the hospital on Tuesday and is doing wonderful!! No need for pain meds since Tuesday. He is currently on azathioprene and entocort and GI surgeon thinks that is good since all of his Crohn's was removed with surgery. GI Dr. wants to start Humira. they are going to chat so we will see:) Thanks to all of you on this forum. I have been reading your stories and have learned so much and have gotten so much strength from them.

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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
So happy to hear the surgery was a success. All good wishes for his recovery!

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   Posted 8/6/2010 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay!!! Sounds like he's doing really well! I hope he continues to do well!

32 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
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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   Posted 8/6/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Must have had it laproscopic, huh? Glad to hear he is recovering so well, and I pray for a long long remission for him. Do make sure he stays on maintenance meds, we don't want any repeats:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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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   Posted 8/6/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I allways like nice surgery stories!!!

Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 8/7/2010 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all for your well wishes. Thurs is our follow up and we will see if it is just azathioprene or that and Humira...but for sure he will be on maintenance meds of some type.
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