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CroneGal
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   Posted 8/22/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey! I just had an ileocecal small bowel resection 3 wks ago and feel probably just as bad NOW as I did BEFORE surgery. I am nauseous after any amount of food eaten (not eating much). I get really bad bubbly stomachs/cramping etc.
I am just wondering if this is 'normal' to feel after laproscopic surgery, or am I just in for the usual Crohns symptoms?

Thanks! :)

Nanners
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   Posted 8/22/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
No that does not sound normal. Have you contacted your GI or surgeon? I really think a call to one of them might need to be done. Good Luck and let us know how you are doing.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


CroneGal
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   Posted 8/22/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners for the reply! I will be sure to give one of them a call. I was just wondering, how soon after your resection did you start to feel better (stomach/food wise) and when did the fatigue disipate?

Thanks!

belleenstein
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   Posted 8/22/2007 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you still on any pain medication? That can contribute to a lot of nausea, depress your appetite etc.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


CroneGal
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   Posted 8/22/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I had laproscopy, so I really never had pain - mine was mostly discomfort from the gas...i was off the PCA pump by day 3 and havent taken anything since.

CheerDad
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   Posted 8/22/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I felt much better after both of my surgies. No CD symptoms at all. I hope you get to felling better soon.
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Nanners
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   Posted 8/23/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I slowly but surely started feeling better after both my resections. I had some D and pain due to the surgery (both my resections were the regular open surgeries, not lap) but not as bad as you are. It really doesn't sound right. I would definetly get ahold of either the surgeon or your GI. You should be feeling better by now Crohns wise at least.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


redrose
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   Posted 8/23/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a laparoscopic resection in January, but continued to have the same Crohn's symptoms for about 4 months until the meds started to take effect. But I would definitely call your doctor to discuss your symptoms.
Redrose

Undiagnosed symptoms for many years. Dx w/ Crohn's in 12/06. Sm. Bowel resection (60cm.) 1/07
current meds: Imuran, pred., pentasa, kristalose, probiotics, omega 3, temazipam, oxycodone for continuing pain

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 8/23/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a full abby incision so I'm not sure how this relates to you but I know I was miserable for quite a few weeks after my surgery. Could barely eat and alternated between C and D. Some of the bm's felt like I was about to give birth again. I had gas and cramping for months and months but I'm not sure if that is from my Crohns or from the surgery. I heard it can take up to a year to get over a surgery and I did seem to get better as each month past. It has now been a year and I haven't felt this good in probably 10-20 years. I still have fatique but nothing like before and still alternate between C and D but I pretty sure that is going to be my norm.

Good luck and please contact your doctors just to be on the safe side.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression

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