Staples removed today

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/9/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
Well 8 days after my surgery I had all 24 staples removed and this has been my best day since surgery.I am still sore but it only hurts when I get up and down,amazed how mobile I am,have been driving for the last couple of days.Not too bad for a 60 year old.Thanks again to everyone for the cheering words.
take care,

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 5/10/2008 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michael, It is such a relief to get the staples out. It sounds like you are doing ok. But do give it all time to heal before you go climbing Mt. Everest. Take Care.
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001...MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more. 26 meds..

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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear everything is going well. But just like Pommom said don't get too crazy yet, and recover well.
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.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   



Glad to hear you are doing well !!  Yes, please take it easy for a few weeks at least.



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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Michael you amazed me with your first post after your surgery!! I had no idea you are 60. That blew my mind.
I'm 56 so not far behind, but still very impressed. I cant' believe you're driving, after only 8 days. Take it easy though,
us old crohnies should take it slower LOL

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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   Posted 5/10/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that you are doing well, remember to rest when your body tells you to. My sons name is Micheal :)
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son

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   Posted 5/10/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Michael,

Whoooo Hooooooo the staples are gone.  I agree with the others, pace yourself and don't paint the house.
My hubby was bored recuperating and decided to paint the house after his first surgery.  He was a young pup then.  He felll off the ladder and I nearly had a stroke.

He was alright and did not bust open anything but he was a bit sore.

My son's name is Michael too.................I love the name.  I also have a son I named Todd Michael.  Michael like the archangel.  :-)
Hugs to you

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

potty pooper
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 375
   Posted 5/10/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you doing well so soon. I had my staples removed last Thurs. I'm not quite as ready to get back to any major activity. Still having quite a bit of pain. But am getting better every day.

By the way, I'm gonna be 62 this month. I did find this surgery more difficult than my last one, which was 18 years ago.

Hope you continue to improve each day.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 734
   Posted 5/10/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, take it easy. So good that you are doing well. My daughters boyfriend is Michael, very nice young man. Please don't try to paint your house. LOL
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