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Frank-E
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   Posted 6/25/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I made it through 2 exploratories and 3+ weeks in the hospital for a colon collapse
(followed by leakage, sepsis and pnuemonia) but the doc says I can have my ileostomy reversed now but it is up to me. I'm 71 and a bit hesitant because the first hopitalization was HELL. (excuse me). For those of you that have had a take down how bad was it and how are you fairing? 
thanks Frank.

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 6/30/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had the reversal on the 20th. I was in the hospital 10 days. My surgery also had removal of abscess and there were many adhesions. I had an epidural for a few days post op for pain and it is still unbearable at times. I am on Fentanyl patch, oxycontin and dilauded. I had many issues and complications as well from the resection then ostomy etc.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.


JudyK89
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   Posted 7/1/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dragonfly,

Glad to see you're home from the hospital but sorry to hear it was so rough and still is rough. I hope your recovery goes better than last time.

I'm going in next week for surgery and was wondering how the epidural worked post surgery for you? It's an option my surgeon told me about and I'm not sure if I should try it or just go with the pump.

Frank,

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread.  I hope everything works out well for you. I'm having surgery next week but it's a resection and revision so I'm not much help to you. 

 


Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade still on Prednisone (my worst enemy), Surgery scheduled for early July. 
 
 

Post Edited (JudyK89) : 7/1/2007 5:05:06 AM (GMT-6)


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 7/1/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Frank,
 
The surgery for reversal is a breeze compared to the first surgery.  Adapting to the new plumbing will take some time and that can be frustrating.  You might post your question at www.j-pouch.org
 
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
 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 7/1/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried the pump at first in recovery they ended up giving me ketamine, versed, dilauded, morphine, toradol until they finally gave me the epidural. They offered it at first and I said no then when my Dr arrived I asked his opinion and he also felt that I have a high tolerance for pain and most likely would be fine on just the PCA pump. I would definitly get the epidural again if need be.

I got home on Friday and I am still in some pain and still passing diarrhea which he said will get better. I am taking a stool softener as well due to the pain meds so that they wont plug me up.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.

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