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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my TI resection yesterday, under general ansthesia and a spinal block.  We had planned for laparoscopy but when the MD got in there he saw that I had a huge mass of inflammation at the TI (the size of grapefruit) and my crohn's was fistulizing from one section of intestine to another.  My intestine was also matted around one of my ureters and one of my ovaries and fallopian tube.  None of this showed up on the CT scan that i had in november.    It was about a 2hr surgery, he removed 18 inches in all and I have about a 10 inch incision site.  The morphine pca pump has helped tremendously with the pain. I was up walking today, the bladder catheter came out and I'm starting to feel some gas pains and hear some rumbling in my tummy.  I hope my recovery continues to go smoothly.  Wish me luck
31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my, I wish you tons of luck. sounds like you are going to feel a whole lot better now. Rumblings are the best sign, but take it easy with the food/liquid part. Keep walking, and lots of luck with a long remission.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats WR - sounds like you are doing very well! I had my TI resection performed laparoscopically on Monday, and am recovering quickly as well. Despite all of the walking and sipping of clear fluids, my intestines are a bit slow to wake up, so I was just started on soft solids this evening. Best of luck with your recovery, and hope that all goes well.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Holy cow, that's something...well I'm glad you're feeling better and here's to a speedy recovery!!!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 1/12/2008 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I wish you luck with a good recovery.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 1/12/2008 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All the Best and glad you have it over with . Glad your doing so good. lol gail

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   Posted 1/12/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Best wishes for a speedy recovery :-)

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
You are doing incredibly well!!! Yea for you!!
When I had my surgery, it took my intestines 3 days to "wake up." The gas pains were the worst part of my recovery. No one could believe how quickly I bounced back. (and it sounds like you're way ahead of me!!)

Good luck and congrats!! I'm thrilled for you!

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you are doing so well! Sounds like you really needed this surgery. I pray this fixes your problems for good!!

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   Posted 1/12/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad your recovery is going well
Keep us posted plz and you are in our thoughts
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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
WOOOOO- HOOOO good for you. sent up a prayer for you. Keep walking that is really important.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad ur feeling better! That sounds painful.

But u guys please don't think I'm an idiot but what exactly is a resection? Do they cut out a piece of the intestine and then just sew the rest back 2gether? Also, dumb question number two: what's a ureter?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!

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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats that your surgery is over.  Lets hope that this is the beginning of a long long remission.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

TN Girl
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   Posted 1/12/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you are recovering so quickly. I hope you get home soon and that you start feeling better.
Living with Crohn's Disease in TN. 
Peri-anal Fistula in 1993 twice but wasn't diagnosed until 1995.
2 surgeries (1995 & 2005)
Happily Married to my Soul Mate for 18 years

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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Rest easy! Get Well !


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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
For praying4healing: A resection of the bowel is where they take the portion of diseased bowel out and yes, sew it back together. The ureters are the tubes that drain urine from the kidney and connect to the bladder. Also where kidney stones get hung up and cause all the pain.

Cdncrohnie: Great to hear of a successful lap resection. Happy healing.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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