Damit! 11 weeks after resection im in the hospital!!!!!

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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had 63cm of my small bowel removed and thought Id get at least a year of reasonable life back before this crap started again. I had a complete bowel obstruction w/ a reaccurance od CD at the suture site this week.
I start Remicade for the first time next week and suggestions. IM TIRED OF THIS . I have  7yo and 5yo boys I cant even throw the football with.

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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((( Redspot )))))))))) So sad for you. So sad . . .


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   Posted 4/23/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry Redspot. No suggestions, just sympathy and a big hug.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Currently on Humira and Entocort.

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   Posted 4/23/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel for you. :( I had two resections in a 5 month period last year and spent far too much time in the hospital. :( I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 4/23/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
darn it! I am so sorry to hear that. Remicade may really be the help, keep faith.
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   Posted 4/24/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending you hugs, chin up.
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   Posted 4/24/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you are having trouble so soon.  But I just want to let you know it will get better.  As you can see by my signature, I have had 3 resections. After the first 2 the symptoms came back really soon, but I was finally able to get back my life after the third one.  It just took time.  Hang in there, and hopefully the new meds will be the trick for you.


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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   Posted 4/24/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
That sounds awfully soon to get a reocurrance that would cause a complete obsruction. What tests did your doc do to confirm this? Do you think your surgeon could have missed the margins? I am a skeptic by nature though. I have seen folks obstruct from adhesions, hematomas, and ileus after bowel surgery. Sorry to hear you are ill so soon after, but the remicade should really help.
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3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 4/24/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Redspot I sure hope you get to feeling better real soon. Please don't ever be sorry, you have every reason to be moaning!!!!

Too many years with CD
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   Posted 4/24/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi You weren't long getting sick again . Sure hope the Rem. does the work for you . In time hopefully you"ll get the football going. For now perhaps some movies. How are you feeling ? Hope life improves for you in no time. lol gail

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   Posted 4/24/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   



So sorry to hear that. I just had my resection 17 days ago.  My Dr is going to start me on prophylactic 6-MP in the hopes of avoiding recurrence. Perhaps 6-MP is an option for you. Easier and cheaper than remicade.  Worked very for me before the scarring and stricturing became too much. Try to stay positive, I know its tough.




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   Posted 4/24/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry to hear you're having trouble again so soon.  Hopefully the Remicade will get you feeling well again.  I just had my second infusion Tuesday and I feel great!  Good luck.
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