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Julie1014
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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I see in your profile signature that you have had two resections.  Was it because of a stricture?  My stricture is scar tissue, so it looks like it will need to be removed down the road.  It is my sigmoid colon.  May I ask about your experience with the resections?
 
1.  Why did you get it (symptoms, scarring, etc.)
 
2.  Laproscopic or open
 
3.  Length of hospital stay
 
4.  What meds did you take for pain right after surgery
 
5.  Did you need an NG tube
 
6.  Where the surgeries worth it
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer this.  If you don't feel comfortable posting the details, I certainly understand.
 
Blessings, Julie :-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/2/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Julie,

I don't mind answering your questions at all. I had both of my resections because of obstructions. The first one was an emergency because I had completely obstructed. The second was because I had developed a stricture at the reconnection site (I had alot of nausea). Both of my surgeries were open, due to alot of adhesions. I was in the hospital for about 10 days for each of them. Mine were unusually long because I got an infection in my incision both times (becuz the stupid surgeon never had me prep beforehand). After the first resection I was on Demerol, and after the second one I used a patient controlled pain pump with Dilaudid in it (I would recommend this). Yes I did have an NG tube with both of them, but I hear they are not using them that often anymore. They put it in after I was asleep, it helps so you are not throwing up afterwards (I never did). And yes, 100% my surgeries were worth it. My quality of life was so bad beforehand, that I anything was better than before. I hoep this helps and if you have anymore questions, let me know.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Julie1014
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 3/2/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail, thank you so much for responding. I appreciate you sharing your story with me. Sometimes hearing about someone who has gone through the same thing makes you feel better. Blessings to you, Gail. Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 

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