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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 4/5/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
my surgery on March 6th started great and i only needed strictures and the next day even had bowel movements. then it took a turn for worse my body was coming cose to being septic and i spiked a fever of 103. needles to say on march 9 I had to have emergency surgery where they took a foot of my intestine and colon. It was the worst pain i have ever felt. Then my heart rate spiked to an average of 150. So I got sent to ICU for two days then i got moved back to general surgery floor. At this time I have had an illostomy bag attatched to my stoma. I kept having fevers so they ran every test imaginable but could find anything. Finally a ID doctor found it is some bacteria that can grow in the gut, probably from the surgerys this was around march 11-12th. So the pump me full of antibiotics. nothing seems to bring the fevers down so they again run me through CT scan (horrible pain from laying staight with my nice 8 inch incision) i still cant lay flat without some pain. Then a few chest x-rays,, they drained my lungs you know all the good stuff. They then put me on a wound vac.. so on march 20 they allowed me to come home. the wound vac stop working so i am done with that! But they did send me home with a portable iv the my wife has to change everyday. i have home nurses come 1-3 a week to help change dressing and draw blood and make sure my stoma is ok. AT least i am home with my family.
But this was worst experience of my life.
Crohn's since June 2005
Relapse/flare up since Oct. 2007
Been on Pentasa, Asocol. Prednisone, Entocort, Imuran, Protonix, various anxiety meds, painkillers
Humira for 1 month from July 2008-Aug 2008 then contracted histoplasmosis and was in hospital for 11 days in Aug. 2008

Surgery scheduled for March 6th 2009

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 768
   Posted 4/5/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
OK that does sound like the night mare of the month!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, well you have certainly been through it can relate to a couple of things like 2days after resection i had to have a stomach x-ray and had TRY and lay flat with a great big scar up my belly it pulled like hell Is your stoma temporary? I had a stoma when i came round but wasn't expecting it so ws a bit shocked to say the least it then retracted back into the skin getting it reversed hopefully 21/04 thats if my appointment doesn't get cancelled our hospital are good at that!!! anyway just like to wish you well as they say onwards and upwards take care x

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 4/6/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you had such a rough time. Hopefully after all this you will be able to enjoy a long long remission.

Gentle Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
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.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 209
   Posted 4/6/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Stole my thunder! You've got your Cub's!
Been wondering how you been doing....
Break up the O's,CC and the Yank's take
the big LLLLLLLLLLLLLL,Woo Hoo!!
Now that's good medicine for me..
Hopefully you get to see all the Cubs games
on the tube...
Hope your feeling better soon... turn
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)

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