I find out/ get to decide this friday if I should have surgery or try a better diet and new meds before going under the knife. Five Blockage related attacks in 6 weeks and then the 6th one ...very mild (2 to 3 hours) last night.
my biggest concern is not the surgery but rather the chunk of time it will take out of my schedule...and once they start will this become an ongoing occurance.
Crohns has really changed my way of acceptance...i used to worry about things and fret over upcoming events...now I just want them over so i can get on doing what I need to do. I used to be so afraid of needles and blood that the sight of either could cause me to grow faint and get all wobbly in the legs....now I give myself shots...I have held the vials of blood for the tech's during some of my blood tests....
the thought of surgery just makes me angry....does anyone know how long you are out of commision for a simple resection of the small intestine? I am told they just make a few small holes and no longer do the big incision....hopefully this helps reduce the recovery time.
Is it practical to think that if I have the surgery on a friday...i could be home by Saturday or sunday and back to work by monday or tuesday with travels starting the following monday?
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old