Gigi213 I am sorry that you also had to have surgery, but it sounds like we went under the knife around the same time. I had it just 18 days ago, and I am still hurtin pretty bad at the incision site. I have had major abdominal surgery before removing my spleen and gallbladder but I was 6 years old so I dont remember too much of it...probably a good thing. I am also so darn tired, and take multiple naps throughout the day. I have also noticed that my lower-mid back hurts, but I am assuming that this is becasue we are overcompensating there with out abdomen being sore as it is. I try to twist and turn to pop or stretch my back, but I am always afraid that I am going to pop a staple or something. Have you had your staples out yet? Mine dont come out intil the 7th of Jan since I was on soooo many immunosupressants and prednisone for quite a while....apparently these babies get in the way of healing...super. My doc also said 6 weeks for recovery, and I too thought that it would be a week or so and then I would be back on my game...yeah I thought wrong. I am going to need the full 6 weeks, and I start college again on the 7th and of course I am a genius and signed up for 21 credits. Good times. Well I would love to chat sometime! Take Care!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection