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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, i had 5 inches of my illium taken out, as well as the appendix and a fistula. The fistula scared me, becuase no one knew it was there! after all the CT scans, xrays, scopes, it wasn't until my surgen opened me up and went "Oh look at that".  >.< 
So I was sewn up with 4 retention tubes and 25 stapples. In the hospital for about a week, sent home. 2 weeks later, I'm back in the hospital with an infection. Big ol' puss pocket around the resection. In the hospital for about a week, then sent home on antibiotics on a thursaday, and started vomiting on saturday. So sunday morning, it's back to the hospital.
In the ER, i blacked out, and according to my mom, i started yelling and trying to rip out my IV (ended up getting a pic line, since my veins all went into hiding). Many theories on why I was so out of it, but we're still not sure why. What we did find out was Flagyl and I don't mix, thus the puke-fest. So here I sit in the hospital, waiting on another CT scan tomorrow. If there's no fistula, i can start eating again.
I tell ya, this has been an adventure. But you know what? No CD pain!!!!  I feel so different. And believe me, i'm making a list of all the food i want to eat when I get to regular food again.
Diagnosed CD in Dec 06'
Currently on: Humira, Yasmin (9 week intervals), multivitamin, calcium +D & magnesium

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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 226
   Posted 1/31/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Haa when I was in the hospital I would make food lists too...Hey stay strong and just relax in there!! Let them take care of everything this time and go home feeling great.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 4387
   Posted 2/1/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry for all you have been through, but it's great to hear you have no CD Pain!~!! I hope this is your last hospital stay for awhile and you recover quickly.
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 2/1/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you get to go home soon AND STAY THERE!! Just so you know, I can't take Flagyl by IV, same reaction, puke fest! but for some reason, I can take it in pill form. It might be handy info to have, you may need to try flagyl for a fistula some day, I did.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 532
   Posted 2/1/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on feeling better, now hopefully you can stay out of that darn place. You were probably very dehydrated from the vom and recent surgery. Have fun with the menu, but in the long run everyone that feels great it seems is avoiding sugar, milk and processed foods.
Humira, pred and entocort 1/08
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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