surgery pain 3 months on

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Miss UK
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   Posted 2/2/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if you could help me with this one.  I had surgery and the ileostomy 12 weeks ago.  Friday I went for a pre operation asessment for the reversal.  Anyway I stupidly got lost on the way home with no map very stressful so drove for about 3 hours getting home.  Well since then I've got pain like I did a couple of weeks out of surgery like when you cough it's too much to bear that kind of pain.  Have I damaged myself? Is this cause for concern? could this make the next surgery worse (due any week now just waiting for the date).  I'm not sure the driving and tensing up with stress had anything to do with it but I was feeling great and in no pain before.
 
Thanks
36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 2/2/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't know if this helps in any way, but I know that when I am stressed out (really badly), my stoma area tends to hurt.  Hopefully this is all that is wrong with you!..

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


Chasblah
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you were tensing up your abdominal muscles while you were lost and that made them sore. I could see myself doing that when I'm lost-I'm very bad with directions and get majorly stressed when I'm lost.
Or could the driving be coincidence and you hurt yourself in another way (lifting something heavy-like your baby)?
How do you feel today? Are you still having pain? If it's very bad, you should definitely call your Dr. and just have them check you out. it could be nothing, but if it's BAD pain, don't let it go....you want to be healthy for the reversal.

Chassity
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28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Miss UK
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   Posted 2/3/2009 4:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for your replies :-)   The pain ooh it's difficult to say it's not that bad most of the time but does nip quite badly if I cough (I just can't get rid of that) or when I use my muscles to get up.  It's true I have been swinging my son about due to heavy demand.  I wish I could take it easy and put my feet up but theres no chance of that.  However I shall minimise picking up my son if I can help it.  I just hope I overtensed my muscles without realising it when driving.
36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/3/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
have your son climb on to your lap...instead of lifting him...I know it's not the perfect scenario, but it beats a hernia!

Any better today? Take care of your self!

Miss UK
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   Posted 2/4/2009 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Ohio76 I'm finding that it starts off bearable in the morning but by night time It gets almost unbearable (though it doesn't hurt if I don't move so not that bad).  I'm really hoping in the next couple of days it will have died down as then it will just have been a strain rather than damage.

36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


peggy113
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   Posted 2/4/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Miss UK,

Just be patient and take it easy for a couple of days.


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Miss UK
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   Posted 2/5/2009 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I feel so much better now what a relief.  Thanks so much for replying, it doesn't seem much to ask about but when your at home alone and worrying about these things it can be so scary.  It's so good to not be alone thanks to all you :-)
36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


PSA
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   Posted 2/5/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Miss UK

I had a similar problem. I went for J pouch surgery in November 2005 and while getting up exerted myself, which resulted in severe pain. I was worried that I had damaged something inside and went for CT Scan, but there was no damage. But you have to be careful, if you are having pain while coughing, please have yourself checked for incisional hernia. My advise is that you should wear abdominal belt (binder) to avoid hernia since in this surgery the tissues become quite weak. I have a big incisional hernia post op and look like a pregnant woman. So avoid lifting heavy weights, wear belt. Take care. Wish you good luck and speedy recovery.


Miss UK
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   Posted 2/5/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks PSA.Delhi.  I daredn't get myself checked out as that would mean driving to the place I got lost in I'm more scared of that.  I've learned my lesson though and will be taking it easy with the lifting of things :-)
36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/5/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear things are better!!
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