I just came home from surgery yesterday

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   Posted 10/4/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
and I'd like to thank Spookyhurst and everyone else for making me feel so much better before the big day on Monday. It wasn't a great experience but it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be. It's kinda weird but after being in the hospital for five days I even miss it or maybe it was the really nice nurse I had. Anyways I'd like to say thanks and to say I had an open resection...so if anyone else has any questions like I did...I'd also be happy to answer them.
Solanges: )

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   Posted 10/4/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear it went well! And that you were treated properly :) Keep us updated, please.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you a speedy recovery Solanges, rest up and don't go overdoing it.

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   Posted 10/4/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you're home! I've been thinking about you all week :-). Now it's time to relax and recover. You'll be surprised how much better you feel each day.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
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   Posted 10/4/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Glad to hear everything went well. Take it easy and take care of yourself. Before you know it you will feeling great.


Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 10/4/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home, I'm glad you are better.
I have never had a resection for my chron's although I have fought off several bowel obstructions. I have a question, I hope it isn't to silly. If you have a resection do you have a ostomy bag?? I was just curious. Thank You, KayC

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   Posted 10/4/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Good to hear you're doing well.
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   Posted 10/4/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear your feeling well.
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   Posted 10/5/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had two open resections myself. Be gentle to yourself for a bit. Here's to a long long remission.

Not2Spunky, no when you have a resection, most folks do not end up with a colostomy. Only those whose Crohns is really bad and they require it. But for the most part most don't get one.

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   Posted 10/6/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I'm resting and doing so much better. I can already eat things I couldn't eat just the day before the surgery. I'd really like to get well enough to try sushi. Anyone every try it?

Not2Spunky said...
Welcome home, I'm glad you are better.
I have never had a resection for my chron's although I have fought off several bowel obstructions. I have a question, I hope it isn't to silly. If you have a resection do you have a ostomy bag?? I was just curious. Thank You, KayC

Hi, Not2Spunky.

I didn't have an ostomy bag. I do think they warn you if they think that you may need one after the surgery. I'm afraid I don't know much about ostomy bags.
Solanges: )

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   Posted 10/6/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, sushi is tasty and delicious! :-)
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