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Angela N
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 2/14/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone I made it through sugery.  I was in sugery for three hours.  The crohns had made my small intestine have an abcess on it.  Thats why I kept hurting all the time.  So my dr. took the infected part off and reconnected it to my colon.  Everything went as well as it could have.  My dr. was very pleased with everything...and I didn't have to have the bag (pouch) at all.  So I was very pleased.  I had to stay in the hospital for one week (very grueling) I was so ready to come home.  So far everything has been great besides being all sore from being cut.  I have 17 staples in my stomach.  I was cut from the top to the bottom of my stomach.  I am very sore but it's getting better day by day...I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers....I appreciate it very much..... turn
Diagnosed with Crohns 15 years ago...After my sugery 15 years ago I havn't had any flare ups until now...I am currently taking Pentasa and the Cimzia shot..I am 43 years old..

Rider Fan
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1445
   Posted 2/14/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news! Keep us posted on the recovery!
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. 8mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 2/14/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear things went so well and that you were able to avoid the bag :) An abscess on your intestine though...that does sound terribly painful...I'm glad it's gone..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/15/2009 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Angela! Here's to a speedy recovery....

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/15/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad things weny good for you and it is good to get back home. Keep in touch.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 2/15/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy you are doing great! May you get better and better every day!! Rejoice!!!!
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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