Takedown surgery has a GREEN light !

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ucfree
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   Posted 5/27/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Pouchogram - no leaks
CT Scan - All evendience of prior fluid collection GONE!
Pouchoscopy - No Perforations or leaks.

Surgeon has me slated to have my reversal on June 3rd :-)

Ready to rock and roll boys and girls!

Quesion: Any of you interested in following me on twitter (I was thinking of sending out live updates after my takedown and the whole recovery)


yipppieeeeeee !
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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)

Takedown surgery scheduled - June 3rd 2009


glaciergrl
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 269
   Posted 5/27/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
YAY!!! I'm right behind again...by about 2-3 weeks!!!
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


flchurchlady
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Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 5/28/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations to both of you!
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/28/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news...glad to hear it:)

peggy113
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   Posted 5/29/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeh for both of you... best of luck!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Chasblah
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   Posted 5/29/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck! I hope all goes well for you both!

PLEEEASE keep us posted on your recovery.
I want to have j-pouch eventually, but a baby first.
Chassity
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; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

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


ucfree
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 5/29/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
That's why I did the surgery now ... my wifey is preggo ! Due in Oct ... I am looking forward to being recovered by then :-)

I setup a twitter account to post updates before and after my surgery. If anyone is interested you can follow me:

http://www.twitter.com/ucfree

@ucfree

Good luck to everyone else!
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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)

Takedown surgery scheduled - June 3rd 2009


Chasblah
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Total Posts : 788
   Posted 5/29/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the pregnancy!!!!
Is this your first? So exciting isn't it.
It's good your giving yourself lots of time to recover, so you can help. Your wife will need you!

I don't get the twitter thing. I know I'm young and should, but I just don't. It's foreign to me.
I'll see if someone can help me figure it out.
Chassity
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; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

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


ucfree
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 5/29/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup .. our first and it hasn't been easy. When she got pregnant we decided for the surgery so I could recover in time. Now, with my temp ileostomy, I'm off all my meds and feel like a new person. I can't wait to have this stoma closed and see how my pouch behaves :-)

Twitter is easy. It's just the status updates in Facebook. That's it. So basically, if you follow me, you'll be able to see whatever I set as my status, a timeline of it so you can follow how I am feeling, what meds I take, how I am sleeping, even when I go to the bathroom !!! :-)

if you need help let me know .. but signup for an account and follow me if you can ...
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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)

Takedown surgery scheduled - June 3rd 2009


crohnielass
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Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 5/30/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sorry if i m being stupid but does take down  mean the same as a reversal if so i would love to follow you through it all if you don't mind. I'm due a reversal in the very near future Bev x

Diagnoised with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993
In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma
 No maintance drugs as such on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide 20mg  EScitalopram 4 anxiety.


ucfree
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 5/30/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I've read and understand takedown = reversal ...

You're more than welcome to follow me on twitter ... I'll try to also post here once in a while on my status but you can get "play by play" with my tweets :-)
--
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)

Takedown surgery scheduled - June 3rd 2009

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