I had a resection in 2006. To be perfectly honest...it was tough. Mine was lap. so your experience will be different. Why can't you do it laporoscopically? That seems to be easier if it is possible. I know sometimes it is not. I was in the hospital for 5 days. A little longer that usual but I did have some complications. I did walk the next day. It was scary but you'll get through. As you get up, you do feel like your tummy weighs a ton. You'll feel like you won't be able to do it. I felt like I was being taking to the edge of my ability, but then all of a sudden I was up. For some reason I began throwing up on my second day. I could not stop. I threw up so much that my tounge, throat and roof of my mouth was stripped of their first layer. My potassium became very low. My veins could not handle the postassium, so my first meal was three bananas that they made me eat extremely rapidly. Just take things easy. Don't be afraid to push yourself a little, but definitely don't overdo it. Listen to your body. Keep all the good and bad stuff people here are telling you, and believe you are going to be healed. I'll keep you in my prayers.
32 Years Old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 17.
Diagnosed with RA or severe joint inflammation due to CD.
Currently taking Leucovorin, Levoxyl, Lyrica, Methotrexate, Vitamin D - 50,000 IU per week, Vitamin B12 injections, Lunesta and Vicodin or Percocet as needed.
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