I had my 2nd resection on Sept 19th, all went well..they decided to leave the staples in for 5 weeks to make sure it was good and healed because I was on a high dose of prednisone. Everything was going good, it healed up fine then about 2 days before I was to go have my staples taken out my scar started getting really hard and irratated, the next day when I woke up I looked like I was pregnant and about to give birth to an alien baby. I had a grapefruit sized raised bump, itchy, and hot to the touch, a fever of 102, very sore ect ect...I called my dr he told me to go to the ER, so I did, while I was there they loaded me up with pain killers, and sent me off for a CT scan, while I was sitting in the hallway waiting for a room to open up my alien baby decided to gush out (lovely!!) ...Got me a room pretty quick though haha, well anyways, I had developed an abcess, I had a 3 day hospital stay, I just got back home today, and tomorrow they are having a nurse come to my house to put me on a pump drain (not sure of the techinal term) and its my birthday woo hoo happy 22nd birthday to me! Anyways, the doctors said I would probably have to have it in for 3 weeks maybe more to let it heal from the inside out, has anyone ever had one of these? and how long did yours take to heal?
Dianogsed with Crohns at 16, 21 yrs old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly), 25mg Pred, Levbid, Nexium, B12 injections.