In hospital...hopefully not for long

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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Naturally things went downhill really quickly Friday night and I ended up in the ER. Just a month ago my colonoscopy was completely normal...biopsies and all! Anyway, they did a CT and my surgeon says it's adhesions, and these exact spots that are causing obstruction have caused problems before. Tomorrow I'll have a Small Bowel Series done, and then we'll decide whether or not to do surgery to fix those spots. He's cautious about doing surgery, not knife happy or anything, so I'll go along with what he says we need to do.

Just an update, I'll fill in more tomorrow.

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 8/8/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Bummer! I'm so sorry, Becky :-(

Please keep us up-to-date on how you are.

Wishing you a pain-free day.

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   Posted 8/9/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Really hoping the docs get you sorted out soon Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Salazophrine 2000mg daily,
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram & VSL#3.

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I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending healing prayers your way. I really don't think they will do surgery to release these adhesions as doing surgery will only create more adhesions/scar tissue. Hope they are able to help you get more painfree. Hugs!
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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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   Posted 8/9/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had surgery a week ago for adhesions. It was done lapro but then again all my surgeries were lapro and it happened anyway. I was at a point where I was on a mostly liguid diet. It's still early but better. The surgery was a lot harder than I thought ( maybe my age-lol )
UC 1996
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
X-mas present- Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3,  2001.
Take down-Jan 3,  2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortioam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro, vit D, fish oil, probiotics, lot's of other vit's
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
Latest flare April 27 2010 Hosptial for 1 week-remciade
Possible CD, Possible pouch removal-anxiety-can you blame me?

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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope they can fix you up without having to do surgery. Good luck to you!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil, omeprazole for reflux, wellbutrin, 5 mg prednisone/day.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA, LOTS of joint pain followed by a recent set back with the colitis.
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