I am four months out from surgery to remove my terminal illeum and right colon and I'm still having all diarrhea. Sometimes explosive and sometimes not. It doesn't really seem to matter what I eat, I can just plan on several trips to the bathroom after every meal, usually starting about
20 minutes after I eat. I do notice that anything with a high fat content makes things much worse!! I plan my life around the bathroom still, which I was hoping would end with surgery but it didn't, BUT the pain in my gut is essentially gone.
31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08 (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl