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ucfree
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 6/6/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my takedown on June 3rd at 7:30am. The surgery lasted about 1 hour and I was up in my room at around 11 am with my family. I woke up feeling like someone stabbed me in my belly and the nurses immediately started the morphine clicker ... life got a lot better after that!

I have a hole in my belly which is closing up really nice. There is a lot of pain there but nothing compared to the first surgery.

I didn't go to the bathroom much the first day of the surgery. Maybe a couple of times but only drops of blood came out.

The second day .. that's when things started moving. I had soiled myself that night and started having liquid bowel movements. Major butt burn! The creams help a lot! That's one thing that's VERY important ... the creams! Calmoseptine!

I was discharged and now am at home ... pain is there ... but manageable. I go to the bathroom every couple of hours but I can control it ... it's not like I have to B line it otherwise I'm in trouble. This is a major PLUS in my books.

Overall .. I'm very happy with my outcome so far. I could not have asked for anything more than this.
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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 - June 3rd 2009


flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 6/6/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for you! And, congratulations on the baby coming soon. Is this your first? When is the due date? My advice is to register at Babies R Us and have a Baby Shower. That will save you from having to buy it all yourselves.
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.


dilatante
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 6/6/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome home!!

ucfree
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 6/6/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya .. first baby :-) Due in October and trust me we'll be registering! There is just wayy too much to get!!

I'm SOO glad to be home. Today has been a roller coaster but all worth it so far.

Thank you so much for all the encouraging words!
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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 - June 3rd 2009


peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 6/6/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats... good to hear from you. Please keep us updated. So good to hear that you are recovering quickly and having good results. Keep positive thoughts.
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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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 6/7/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad all is going well 4 u!
Are you guys having a girl or a boy?........name? just curious.
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 6/7/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Daddy's girl :-)
Have some names thought out but it's still a tossup ... trust me ya'll will know the day of!!!
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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 - June 3rd 2009

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