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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 6/12/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
I noticed from a few posts that you have had 2 resections and you tend towards C rather than D symptoms. My doctor is saying surgery has worked and doesn't need to see me for a few months for colonoscopy so he's not worried about relapse at the moment, and should do what I want. Do you know why you needed another resection within 2 years of the first one? did you have symptoms inbetween? I am doing a low fat (explosive D if each too much fat) and fairly low fibre diet because I am worried about obstructions (both mechanical or active CD) - but am finding more formed BMs mean more soreness and small cuts so not sure what is best. Guess I'm probably being too anxious but it was a major shock and I've not got much small bowel left to play with so want to be able to do as much as I can to reduce risks.
Hope you don't mind these questions - most posts seem to be around people having bad D & other symptoms or side effects of meds; just wanting to check with someone whose history is even remotely similar to mine
Thanks very much

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/12/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to have another resection so soon because I developed really bad nausea all of a sudden and discovered that I have developed another stricture at the reconnection site. I now stay on a low residue diet all the time, take stool softners nightly to keep my stools a little softer and easier to pass, and always take some kind of maintainence med. This works well for "ME".

I am in remission with my guts right now, but I can tell you my joints are horrible. Oh the joys of Crohns:) Anyways, hope that helps.

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 May 2009
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 6/12/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your reply - I know food can't cause CD directly but I'm not going to give it any chance to block my system up. I'm always more anxious if I get constipated - a cigarette used to do the trick but I've stopped smoking now so need to do other things. My friends can't believe how healthily I'm eating now!!        
Thanks again - I want to get on with my life and be less fearful; it helps that others are there to share so i'm not floundering around by myself  smilewinkgrin
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