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jules 3892
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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ,going in to hospital next Wednesday for resection surgery as i have an abdominal wall fistula.Am glad as i have waited so long for this ,and am hoping to get my life back again,but am very nervous.
Once i start eating after the surgery are there foods i should avoid to help with the healing.
Have had most things explained to me ,but not this.
Would appreciate any advice!

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   Posted 11/15/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Eat lots of protein to help you heal, as far as what to avoid, they'll start you off on liquids, then , soft, and change you up until you can tolerate any foods (as long as you don't have active disease or narrowing inside).
Crohn's Disease   
Too many surgeries, ileostomy6MP for maintenance.

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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a resection two weeks ago for the same thing. It's good if they are able to do it laparoscopically as this will lessen your recovery time and pain. I saw the surgeon yesterday, he took out the staples, and cleared me to go back to work already. The largest incision from the laparoscopy is only 6 cm.

He didn't say there was any foods I should avoid but I'm basically staying on a soft, low-residue diet. The only problem is that my bm's have not returned to normal. I'm still having diarrhea and loose stools. I see the GI next Monday.

jules 3892
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are doing so well .I won't be so lucky as am having a hysterectomy at the same time,so i know i am going to be cut open. good luck going back to work but don't over do things!!!!

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   Posted 11/15/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, good luck to you. The worst part is the 2-3 days immediately following the surgery, but you'll most likely have something like a "morphine pump" to help get through that time. The pain wasn't excruciating for me but I also used the morphine to help forget about eating.

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   Posted 11/16/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say good luck with  the surgery,and I wish you a speedy recovery!!  I take care of hysterectomy patients at the hospital ,and they do well,the pain is normally welll controlled. :-)

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   Posted 11/17/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,my prayers are with you that the surgery goes well for you and you have a full recovery.
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

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   Posted 11/17/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck w/ your surgery & recovery. let us know how things are going ...
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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