5 weeks post-op and getting chills and body aches

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ucfree
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   Posted 5/10/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
So I was so careful and I'm now 5 weeks post op and have started getting terrible headaches and body aches. Alone with that I'm not sure if I have a fever but I get chills and my temp is about 99.5 F.

I'm so far past my surgery, is it possible to get an infection now? This definitely feels like I'm battling a cold or flu of some sort. I've been taking tylenol and that "breaks the fever" and helps with the body aches, but after a while it comes back again until I take some more tylenol.

I'm prolly going to call the nurse tomorrow but should I be concerned about an infection?

Thanks .... other than that I'm doing well :-)

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/10/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be nothing, but you never know...definitely call you doctor tomorrow with your symptoms.  It is possible to have issues with infection at this stage and it is ALWAYS better to catch things quickly! 

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   Posted 5/10/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
99.5 isnt really a fever, i would go with dehydration first. Cause it can feel like that. Chug a bunch of water or pedialyte something like that to get some fluids in you to see if that helps.
It could very well be a cold cause your immune system is down right now. It is a bit late for an infection, but its hard to say for sure.
Anyway, hope you feel better!

ucfree
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Woke up this morning with a 100.9F temp :-/
That's borderline fever no? I called the nurse, still waiting for a call back. Tylenol brings it down right away .. the body aches are what are really tough tho :-/

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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah thats a fever. But if the tylenol is bring it right down thats a good sign.

ucfree
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Ya that's what I thought .. could be just a cold but just want to make sure.
How do they check for an infection? Would they have to run a bunch of tests?

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
They could start with blood work/CT scan...if there is something, it is SO MUCH better to catch it when it is small yeah

summerstorm
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
have your incsions completly healed yet? if not check those really carefully for anything that looks kind of funny.

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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
ex-kc.up,

How are you feeling? What did the nurse say? Never take a chance if you feel "different". You are the judge of that. Better to be safe than sorry - my mom always used to tell me that for many things.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/12/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
ex.uc-kp--how are things going today?

ucfree
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   Posted 5/12/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sunday night my temp was 103F. ER visit led to being admitted. CT scan showed little fluid build up, I'm being monitored and given Cipro, Flagyl via IV.
If my white blood cell count does not go down by tomorrow I tho k they are going to drain.

3 steps forward, 1 back.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
That's okay, they found it and you can be treated...thanks for updating us, I was getting worried:0

Keep us posted when you can!

ucfree
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   Posted 5/16/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Got home yesterday. Spent 4 nights in the Hospital, same time I spent in the hospital after my 1st surgery.

I'm home on Cipro 750mg and Flagyl 500 mg. My belly is still tender and I still don't feel 100% or close to it. Very tired and my back is killing me. Everyone keeps telling me it's the hospital beds but it does feel like more than that. Even if it is that how do I fix it!!!

I slept on my belly for a bit last night and it helped a lot. Problem is being on these antibiotics are making me have a lot more liquid ouput so I'll have to drink a lot more.

I had my puchogram while I was admitted and it was normal, no leaks, everything seems to have healed up well.

On the antibiotics for 10 days, then have to repeat CT scan. Have a pouchoscopy as well to confirm that my pouch is good to go for the takedown.

I'm just tired of hospitals. Tired of being sick. Body is just tired in general.
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