I am so lucky to have only had the one surgery even after 16 years of this disease. I am surely one of the lucky ones. Even at that, the surgery did not involve my Crohn's at all. My cyst was not nearly as big as yours -- more like an egg. The most annoying part of the whole thing was that I was in quite intense pain for over a month. I kept going into the doctor or calling and they didn't seem concerned. Even when I went into the ER, they kept telling me that appendicitis pain is not like the pain I was describing (lower right pain radiating into my back, nausea, vomiting, inability to stand up straight, & constipation which I never have). The problem was that I didn't have a fever like they expected. Anyway, I got the long low c-section type cut because they didn't know what was happening inside me for sure. In the end it was the appendix (like I suspected in the first place) and the cyst. I understand that they were touching each other and both were inflamed. Perhaps that's why my back was hurting. The good part was that they said my intestines looked good with no sign of disease in the parts they looked at. I credit that to Humira!
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 11/20/2007 9:20:04 AM (GMT-7)
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