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   Posted 12/7/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
hi all

My husbands sugery is Tuesday. I have mixed feelings because he's actually feeling pretty good lately. I mean he's only going 1, maybe 2, times a day. He's down to 10mg of pred. Probiotics are really helping. I know he needs the surgery to get rid of the scar tissue, but I am worried he will feel worse after the operation than he does now! Although fatigue is bothering him still, so maybe that will improve. I just wish I knew the outcome! (he's more concerned with how much work he'll miss! Well, and the possibility of waking up with a bag)

Also, he's having a section on his sigmoid colon removed, not his TI or sm intestine so it's been more difficult to find info on this specific surgery... And I just hate not having all the info!! Arming myself with research has been my way of coping.

Anyway, just wanted to vent my concerns I guess. Please keep your fingers crossed for him on Tuesday morning! I hope it goes well and then he can get on a maintenence med for a long remission!! also hoping that the fact that he feels pretty good means the recovery process will go smoothly! No harm in hoping I guess!

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   Posted 12/8/2008 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
tell him good luck! and let us know when he's done.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi The fact that he is feeling better like you said will probably help his recovery. Wishing him the best of luck. Let us know how things are going .Getting rid of the bad sections sometimes makes us feel a lot better. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 12/8/2008 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayer is with you and your husband.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 12/8/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that he is feeling better because of the Prednisone. I am sure he would start feeling bad again if he weren't on the Pred. I think he is going to feel much better after the surgery. I will definetly keep him in my prayers and hopefully this surgery will lead to a long long remission. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Wishing him all the very best.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you all so much!! Nanners, you are probably right about the pred. While he has been feeling ok on a lower dose, Im sure it's still enough to keep him feeling better and without it he'd be in much more pain. We are both excited about the potential for him to feel even better and not dependent on the pred!

He's dealing with the wonderful prep now, then we check in to the hospital at 5:30 am and I will post an update when I can. Thanks again for caring and sending good thoughts!!

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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Keeping you all in my prayers. Let us know how all is going....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
In prayer for a successful outcome..... Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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   Posted 12/9/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thinking of you guys.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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