Surgery Jan 15

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   Posted 12/3/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my appt. with the surgeon today and I'm scheduled for the resection Jan. 15.  I was hoping to get in prior to year end -- for HR and time off reasons, but the only time before year end is 12/23 and I'm not missing my grandkids at Christmas. 
Basically, he agreed with my GI it's better to do this now that have a complete blockage.  He'll remove my neo ileum (the anastamosis site) and the calcified barium and then reconnect everything.  It's being planned as laproscopic, depending of course on how much scar tissue he finds.   Cross your fingers that it's very little and he doesn't have to remove any more than necessary.  That's my biggest fear, that I'll end up with an ostomy. 

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   Posted 12/3/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Good old January - I had my resection in January of 2004. Was either that or just before Christmas. I said the same thing pretty much lol. No way was I going to miss out on holding my little girl and playing with her on Christmas day. So I chose to be sick instead hehe. I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your grandkids and wish you all the very best of luck with your surgery.

Fingers crossed for as little scar tissue as possible!!! :)
Female, mid-20's, lives in Australia
Symptoms since 99', Dx 2003, Right Hemicolectomy 2004, Trying to find the magic combination to manage this silly disease :)

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   Posted 12/3/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Enjoy your Christmas and good luck with your surgery!

57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009

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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
January must be the month! That is when I had my resection as well! best of luck to you and please keep us posted on your recovery. I am sure the surgery will be a success!!
29 year old husband and father of 2, Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mpPentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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   Posted 12/4/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with your surgery!!!
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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   Posted 12/4/2009 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto the good luck! And I think it's a very loving choice you're making about spending time with your family instead; always worth it!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
erythema nodosum
currently taking 40mg prednisone, then imuran or remicade when i taper
feeling scare about side effects but will be happy to feel better :)

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   Posted 12/4/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Lorraine! 
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings
Current Meds: Cimzia, Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: Nov. 20th to Take Down Abdominal Fistula!!!

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   Posted 12/4/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep I had my first resection in January too. I hope this surgery brings you to a long long remission.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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