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   Posted 1/10/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
 Just wondering how long has everyone went after surgery without having any major flare ups or problems? I had surgey 9 years ago and have not had any major problems ( besides having to have my gallbladder out a couple months ago) since. Just wondering if it is common to have such a long span of time without any major problems. Thanks

Tanya, 30 year old female with crohns for eight years
surgery: colon resection eight years ago 12 inches removed
medications: Pentasa 250mg four caps four -x- a day
doing well right now

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 1/10/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I went for about 8 months without a flare up, but then I had a lot of stress to put with at the time too, which doesn't help.
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day)

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/10/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
One of the other moderators CrohnieToo has been in remission with a few minor bumps in the road for about 20 years now. Since my last resection in 2005 I have been doing pretty well. I am sure that most, if they stay on their maintainence meds, can have long remissions. Enjoy it while it lasts. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*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 Sep 2008
Total Posts : 457
   Posted 1/10/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been 3 years and although I don't have bowel obstructions, I have been battling inflammation for the last year. I am trying to taper off steroids now.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 1/10/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I had surgery in Feb 07 and made it until Sept 07 before I landed back in the hospital for 3 days for some transfusions.

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 681
   Posted 1/11/2010 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Lucky you!turn
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on 5-asa Salofalk ,Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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