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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 4/25/2009 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone - I had my surgery last Friday and came home Wednesday. They were able to do laproscopic although they had to make the incision larger around my bellybutton to get part of it out. I am doing pretty well and able to eat (although small portions). My pain is pretty well controlled now. I have to admit  - I was not prepared for the pain post surgery. Saturday and Sunday were miserable in the hospital.
Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes pre-op.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 457
   Posted 4/25/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad to hear you are doing well. Take care of yourself and keep us updated
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney diease in 1996
I was in remission for 16 years, Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 4/25/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
(((HUGS))) Glad to hear you are recovering well. I too was surprised how much I hurt when I woke up from my first resection (mine was full open). Kinda took your breath away. But once they gave me the right pain meds I did well after that. Hope your surgery leads to a long long remission.

Good luck,
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 Sep 2008
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   Posted 4/25/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your recovery....I hope it keeps going well.

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 4/25/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladybug glad to here that your surgery went well and your pain is getting better and is controled that is great (CHEERS) to you on a speedy recovery. Jenn smilewinkgrin
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 4/25/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
You are in my prayers!!!! Best Wishes

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 4/25/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear things are going well :) I hope you continue to feel better!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 4/26/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad your doing well!
Your experience is a carbon copy of what mine was like.
My advise is to keep walking everyday nice and slow.
Get well soon!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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