surgery, appetite, and humira

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Eryn
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/19/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I had surgery about 7 weeks ago for bowel resection, to repair fistulas, and to remove abcesses.  I haven't had an appetite for many months and I only eat what I have to out of necessity.  Has that happened for any of you with surgery?  (I didn't have an appetite before either, but now my Crohn's is gone for now...)  Also, does humira make any difference?  My doctor wants to start me on it in a few weeks because my metabolite levels for Imuran are not high enough. 

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/20/2007 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Eryn, Welcom to HW. My surgery for me Crohn's was a long time ago. But I do remember
I was on a soft diet first and then a normal diet before I could leave the hospital. I don't now abour
Humira I am doing Remicade and Imuran for over 2 years and I am in remission.
TBW
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


gachrons
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   Posted 9/20/2007 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yes after having my abcess surgery done I went down hill but then I was not DX and was not on meds. Ensure helped me to rebuild my body and appetite . I needed B12 Potassium and Protien as my levels were down. I ended up in hosp. by amb. in Jan. with partcial blockage so it is important to not let yourself go too far before you start to do something to build yourself up. Has your blood been tested to make sure your B12 and vitamins are ok? I began to love the ensure and creamed soups that had a good flavour. I was also put on pred. which of course stimulates the appetite. Good luck and get yourself to eating better soon. How are you doing otherwise? lol gail

gachrons
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   Posted 9/20/2007 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Ps. The Rem is great for Fist. so I am sure that the Hum. probably would do you some good too I am on Rem. and doing very good I am on Imuran too and just down to 5mgs of pred. hope this is helpful I eat good now. lol gail

Eryn
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   Posted 9/20/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies.  This forum is really handy and it is nice to know there are people out there who know what it's like... 
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