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summerstorm
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   Posted 5/6/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my surgery on 4-17, and the cut was from about two inches above my belly button, then it goes to the right of my belly button and on down.  The problem is with the part above my belly button to just a little below it.  The sticky part of the flange goes over part of the cut.  The only place that has ever hurt are those spots.  I am worried that is being caused by an irriation or something by the sticky stuff, but my skin isn't broken or irritated.  It is like a pinching feeling, from inside.  I know that the pain at the top is not from the osotmy because the sticky is nowhere near there.  There is pain on the other side, the left side, but not as bad.  When I straighten up and strech my stomach out it is worse, but if I can get where my tummy is curled up then it pretty much quits hurting.  Does anyone remeber having pain like this after their surgery?

suebear
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   Posted 5/6/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   

This sounds like adhesions which is scar tissue formed after surgery which is normal.  Next time you see your surgeon or GI, discuss this with him/her.

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
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/6/2007 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. My husband (he's a nurse) looked at it again today, and he said the same thing, lol. But I don't always trust him!

awesomeame
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   Posted 5/10/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
streching made me feel sore for about 2.5 months after surgery. you're only 3 weeks post, i think the soreness is pretty normal

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/12/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It is getting a little better.

Crohned
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   Posted 5/12/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
How long of a recovery do you generally take before returning to work...months, several months?

Crohn's/Colitis 2003.  Remicaid, Pred, Dipentum, FishOil, 6MP, Vitamins  
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/13/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
They told me six weeks,but it probably would depend alot on your job. I could go back now, no more than I actually do at work, we aren't very busy, so alot of the time, i just color, lol. But I don't really want to yet!

awesomeame
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   Posted 5/14/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
i had my surgery newyearseve, i'm planning on going back jun1. probably "could" have gone back a month ago, but i didn't feel like it, lol

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/14/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
June 1 is the day i told them I could go back too. Must be a popular day!
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