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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys, well its been over 4 weeks since op ... and I'm still in a lot of pain..... there have been a few good days when its been very mild. but some when very sharp and achy ......Doc says this is normal ....pain could be scarring .....which I understand ....but was awake most of last night's just like the flare ups ....lower right and shoots up underneath ribs..... surely it should be tapering off??? .... tired of taking painkillers!! Just wondered if anyone else had all this after pain....could it be something I ate ...... doc said I should be able to eat anything!! Anyhoo ....sorry for myself this morning needed a wee rant and rave! x

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
It takes a good 6-8 weeks to recover from a resection. And even up to 6 mos to a year to fully recover. I was on painkillers for just about the whole 6-8 weeks. You have to remember that they moved alot of stuff around in there and cut out the bad areas. It will take your body awhile to adjust to the changes. I would recommend for now that you try to keep your diet easy to chew and easy to digest. I ate alot of baked chicken, mashed potatoes and soft foods like that. I wouldn't be eating anything you want right now, as your body is still healing. But for now as I said before try to eat a lighter diet, and then as you start to feel better, slowly try some of the other foods. I know there are things I can no longer eat since my resections, so you may have some restrictrictions too. Good luck!
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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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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/11/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Nanners .... I was being good with my diet ...but got too cocky and had some roasted Almonds on Thursday ......probably had a lot to do with this flare ....jeez you'd think I'd know better ..... but was at doc that day and he said should be ok to eat anything lol .....I'm maybe just a little too impatient ....back to my chicken and gravy :-) ...I think also I'm getting nervous that I won't be fit for going back to work! Thanks again for your answer ....appreciate it ....and hope you are feeling better :-)

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 674
   Posted 9/11/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I was in a LOT of pain for about 8 weeks after surgery.  It sucked because I just happened to develop a cough right afterwards, that made it soo much worse.

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 506
   Posted 9/11/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had quite a bit of pain up until about 5 weeks after surgery. I wasn't completely free of pain until probably 4 months later.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, acidophilus, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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