recovery after resection?

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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a resection about 3 months ago now, was slowly starting to feel better - until last wk - pain was easing, was getting more energy, diarrhoea stopped, etc. then last wk i suddenly started to get exhausted & get severe pain in my side where the op was - i don't have diarrhoea but have a lot of mucous & am passing just mucous sometimes & have sweating chills. i also started azathiopine last wk when all this started (ive stopped it now & have been off it 3 days, little to no difference felt) - i don't know if i'm getting side effects off it or if there is someting else going on. is it normal to be improving after an op then suddenly feel worse?

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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
That doesn't sound right to me. I've had 4 ab surgeries including one resection and never experienced increased fatigue etc after a few months. I strongly suggest you contact your surgeon ASAP as you may have an infection or some other complication. If you surgeon does not have an explanation or doesn't take you seriously, I'd suggest getting a second opinion.

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   Posted 1/9/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I think its the Imuran. It can cause you to feel really tired and nauseous at first. I had problems with it and switched to 6mp and took it at night, and this fixed the issue.
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   Posted 1/9/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouild call your surgeon , it make be an infection.
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