I haven't had a resection, but I have had abdominal surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.
First of all, I hate catheters with a passion, but it only hurts for a second while they put it in. After that you're fine. I just don't like the idea of having a tube in that area.
I didn't have any problems as far as the surgery went. They knew I was nervous and in pain beforehand so they gave me painkillers via IV so I was pretty much asleep before they even anesthetized me.
There was a lot of D after everything was done, but they gave me really good painkillers so there wasn't as much pain as I thought.
Anyway, I know it's not the same thing...I at least wanted to share the fact that abdominal surgery will inevitably be comfortable at times, but it's not unbearable. It's good to spend as much time as possible in the hospital sleeping. It helped me anyway.
You'll be all right!!!
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, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general. bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
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