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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 1/4/2009 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Happi new year everyone,well i keep asking the same question but have 6 days to diside my optons,allready had three surgaries sml b now have another partial blockage in sml b every time i eat i get pain but its unusuall because its almost like really bad period pain very low and its always painfull in my back i do have a vaginal fist aswell, I have just started a job and loving it worried about how much time i will need of if i go ahead with the prosider iv lost 10 kg in 8mnths but i do eat thats the thing and emotionaly stressed all the time have 3 kids under 14 and am single i have lots of famalie support ,worried i get it done and hate it or cant cope i have heard good points about it but am i going to be ok ,would love to here from anyone who has done this and how thay went,.Currentley on 15m pred,75m imuran,and lots of to hear from anyone.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 1/4/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry becellea74 that you are feeling bad. I don't have any info on the bag, although I have heard many feel so much better having one. Maybe visiting the ostomy forum they might be able to give you the info you are seeking. Good luck!
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 1/4/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Are you talking a temperary bag or a permanent one. How much of your small bowel have you lost so far and how often have you had your operations apart from each other? These are questions I would be asking myself and how much the surgery is needed. I know obstructions aren't good and mine wouldn't go away kept coming back.I didn't have the bag but hoping someone here can help you. Quality of life is important and it is hard to always cope with pain. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 1/4/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Bec, if you haven't done it already, I'd highly recommend ringing your local hospital and making an appointment to see your local ostomy nurse. S/he can answer many of your questions and will, I hope, help you to feel at ease with the prospect of having a bag.

I went to see my ostomy nurse when a bag was imminent and it was easily one of the most positive things I've ever done for myself.

Good luck with your decision,

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