Step 2 surgery last Tues. Feeling horribly- what should i do

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jblue65
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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Starting yesterday I started getting bad rectal pressure which i know is normal. Also some pain and liquid coming out of butt including some liquid stool. I don't have the jpouch connected. It was created and i stil have an ileo until the take down.
Well. the pain has gotten worse- I called the doctor today and told me that everything sounds normal, but even with the Percocet the pain is horrilbe if I miss a does or don't take it after 4 hours. I also think I am running a termperature.

Ideas? I am getting a thermometer tomorrow morning and checking temp- should I try to go to see surgeon. Everything else is healing fine.
Could I have an infection??? I am so miseratble and want to lay in bed all day
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- TBA


Chasblah
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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
ooooo.
if you have a fever, you should DEFINITELY call your surgeon! Can you take your temp now? Have someone get you a thermometer NOW.
I just don't think you should be in that much pain.

After my total colectomy (5 days after), I had pain like that, pain that percocet didn't touch and I was running a high fever (started low and zoomed up fast) I had peritonitis brewing.

Actually, if I were you, I'd go to the hospital. they can do a ct scan to make sure all is ok.
and you'd feel better knowing that.
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."


jblue65
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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah - now I am getting worried. The pain is better becauwe I too Percocet, and I don't have a temperature now. but I'm sure I did a while ago. i am going to call doctor tomorrow to see him. I hope it isn't back into hospital for me ....
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- TBA


Chasblah
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   Posted 6/30/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
i hope not for you too, that you don;t have to go back to the hosp.
and it's a very good sign that you don't have a fever. very good.
but definitely get things checked tomorrow. and baby sit yourself tonight.
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."


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 6/30/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   

This could be an abcess brewing.  Call your surgeon ASAP.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


ElliUK
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 7/3/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you getting on Jackie?
Hope you are OK.

jblue65
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 7/4/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Well- my friends- suebear and chassity- were right . Thanks ladies for the advice.

Ended up seeing doctor and I am now in the hospital with a drain in my butt cheek. I had quite a bit of fluid behind the pouch, running a fever, and in SOOOOO much pain. Pure agony.

Still in hospital- prob until tomorrow or Monday.

Back to rest.... Thanks all for asking.
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- TBA

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