colostomy tomorrow

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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
My surgeon moved my surgery to tomorrow. I am getting nervous now that it is so soon.  I know it is the right thing to do and will help with the pain I am in.  Even though I have had 9 surgeries in the year and half I've had crohns this is the biggest surgery.   I am nervous and just need comforthing thoughts.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries. 
Current Meds:
Imuran 200 mg                            Omeprazole 20mg                     Vitamin D 2000 i.u.          Remicade 10mg x8wks
Synthroid 112mg                          Lexapro 20mg                           Tylenol  50mg
Birth Control                                 Calcium  500mg                         Morphine 40mg
Sucralfate 1gm x4                         Multi Vit                                     Cyclizine   50mg

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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck, Dreamer!

Please do come back when it's all over and tell us how it went.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread

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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Dreamer, you have been fighting so hard for the last 18 months. Now, the decisions have been made and, for a little while at least, I hope you can just let go and be carried for a bit.

You deserve it. Hope the colostomy is going to buy you some piece.

All the best ...

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 5/19/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending good thoughts your way, Dreamer. Soon you will be on the road to feeling better... :-) Hang in there!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone, Tysabri
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--currently taking methylprednisolone 40mg-taper.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl

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   Posted 5/19/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
You are in my prayers!!! God Bless!

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   Posted 5/20/2009 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck..

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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope I'm not posting too late. Sending big hugs and prayers your way! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 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 three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)

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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi dreamer wishing you well and a speedy recovery Bev x

Diagnoised with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993
In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel jan 09 and given temp stoma
 No maintance drugs,only on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide

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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Good luck and do keep us posted!
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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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Praying for skill and widom for the doctors, empathy and nurturing spirits for all who will be caring for you, and swift healing, comfort, and peace for you. Praying this procedure speeds your healing!!
Diagnosed with 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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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope your procedure went well and that you have a quick recovery!
Dx with Crohn's Colitis; Meds: Pred and Imuran; female in late 20s.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending you lots of best wishes and think positive as I'm sure all will go keep us posted when possible.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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