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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 9/5/2007 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
    Back in Feb 2007  had a flare up of my Crohns. Little did I know that over years and years this dreaded disease was silent. I had gotten a fistula that wrapped around the intestinal tract and illeocecal valve, causing a fist size mass. After several CAT SCANS Dr.'s did not know if it was cancer or just crohns due to its strange appearence on the scans. I just had resection sugery last Monday Aug 27th,2007. Still in some pain, hope it resolves soon, ready to get this over with. I have had constant D since the surgery. How long should it be until I get back to somewhat normalcy? I had always considered myself somewhat lucky with Crohns. Never had problems of D, much pain or other problems until now. I got a good specialists which I see in 2 mor weeks.. Thanks for any info...

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   Posted 9/5/2007 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
First off welcome to HealingWell.  You will find alot of friendly and supportive folks on this board.  In response to your post, I wanted to let you know the D is normal after surgery.  It should settle down some within a bit.  It is normal as your bowels are waking up again after the surgery and it takes a while to get back to normal.  I hope the surgery brings you many years of remission.  God Bless.

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.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 9/8/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome nanners... I am almost two weeks post op now... Getting my staple out on Tuesday I cant wait... Still have the dreaded D.. I hope it is not something i am going to have to live with.. I know they took out the illeocecal valve and I heard that could cause problems with D. 

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   Posted 9/8/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a resection in Feb, then had complications and had a temp ostomy 1 week later. My ostomy was reversed June 20th 2007, to this day I still have D and prior to my surgeries I had CD with C with occasional flares that included D. Some days I have more BMs than others it varies with what I eat and how much I eat. I cannot eat some things that I use to be able to eat since now they cause severe cramping and lots of D. I am hoping that my GI will give me a script for questran to aide in the D that I have and hopefully it will allow me to have a bigger variety in my diet.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Welcome to HW gld to hear your staples are coming out and that you hve a good Dr. it is greqat when we like our specialist. Hope you have continued good health and from what I have read it takes some time for the Bm's to get back to better after resection. lol gail
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