Odd results from Ileoscopy

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yellowfin43
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   Posted 1/28/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
After 2 years of almost constant flares, weight loss, nausea, pain, bloating, and depression from Crohn's disease my docs finally decided surgery was my best next option. Last week in preparation for my surgery, my surgeon did the scope thing in my ostomy while I was under whats called conscious sedation. Since that day my ostomy has worked perfectly. No pain, no nausea, my appetite has gone through the roof. I can't even make it through a nights sleep now without getting up to eat something. I'm gaining weight, strength and endurance and I feel as good as I did before this flaired up 2 years ago. What could have changed since having that scope done? He said all of my disease was located in the first 4 inches past my ostomy and he had to go through a stricture to see past that part, all the rest behind it was healthy. Im very thankful but surprised at the change in my health.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 10 months ago. Was on Remicade but just recently switched to Methotrexate, low dose prednisone, and iron. Feeling wonderful.  
God Bless. Tony


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/28/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
yellowfin43~glad you are feeling better!!! I think Peggy113 has had similar problems and there is a procedure that her GI does (cannot remember which one) that clears the adhesion or stricture problem and she doesn't have to have surgery. May be she'll be along...

I guess you have to decide if you need surgery now, or use this procedure (or decide on surgery then) if it happens again...Happy Health!

Chasblah
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   Posted 1/30/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
wow. so you never had surgery? just the scope fixed it?
Did they stretch the stricture?
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)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

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

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