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   Posted 3/29/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!! Wanted to share my good news with you! After many tests and months of runaround I had my surgery on the 16th of Feb. I was in the hospital for 2weeks. Had to have a blood transfusion, and don't remember much of the first week. Had a fever they couldn't explain. Called in an infection control doc. Lot's of things happened some of which I'm just starting to remember!!
I did not know going in if I would wake up with another colostomy or if they could put me back together. When I woke up I remember feeling my stomach! It was gone! !!!!  It's very strange now.I had that thing for 7 very long years. I catch myself feeling to see if it's full of air!
I have since lost 36lbs. (partially due to the fact I could not eat for several weeks after surgery. everything tasted soooo bad!)
Surgeon said there was no sign of cd anywhere in my colon, with the exception of the ulcers they cut out going into the stoma.I remember him saying my colon looked beautiful! ( not sure what a beautiful colon looks like but given my past history it must be good!)
I am starting back to work next week. Been off since Thanksgiving!
yeah and best of all I am "pooping like a big girl" again!( my co workers think they are funny!
Take care ,,  Cleo
Life isn't like a bowl of cherries, it's more like a jar of Jalapenos... What you do today, might burn your "butt" tomorrrow!

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   Posted 3/29/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Cindy, that's incredible! I'm so happy for you: what wonderful news!
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   Posted 3/29/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
lol pooping like a big girl. Congrats on feeling better :)
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 3/29/2010 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great to hear, congrats! I hope that you have a long remission. I just had my first surgery 2 weeks ago.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! Pooping like a big girl lol. Hope this is a life long remission for you Cindy!
Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
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   Posted 3/29/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
woohoo for you!

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   Posted 3/29/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cindy!

Welcome back to Nature! LOL


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   Posted 3/30/2010 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Cheers to your beautiful colon!!
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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   Posted 3/30/2010 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
congrats and continue the good luck. Who would have thought "pooping like a big girl" would be such a big thing :)
36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009
Prilosec 20.6mg - 2x a day
Multivitamin daily

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   Posted 3/30/2010 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah thats amazing! Very happy for you and your 'beautiful' colon!! :-)

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   Posted 3/30/2010 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 3/30/2010 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Yay!!!!!Congrats to you. Hope it stays BEAUTIFUL for a good long time.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 3/30/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Ha! Cleo, Queen of De Nile no more!!!! 7 l-o-n-g years, eh? Goshes, has it really been that long? I am so absolutely thrilled and delighted for you!!! (((hugs))), (((hugs))) and more (((hugs)))!!!! You have absolutely, positively made my day w/such great news!!!
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   Posted 3/30/2010 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
You "go" girl! That's awesome news!

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   Posted 3/31/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL. NOW that is a double entrendere!


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   Posted 3/31/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear this! Hope you keep on some maintenance meds to keep it at bay!
Feeling the best I have in several years! And it keeps getting better!

4mg LDN at bedtime, 500mg Pentasa 4x/day, 500mg Vitamin C, 1,000 I/U Vitamin D3, 1 Florastor 2x/day, 1 Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri at bed time.
Medication prior to taking LDN: 100 mg Imuran a day (GI wanted 150 mg), 1,000 mg of Pentasa 4x/day, 3 mg of Entocort 3x/day, Librax as needed.

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   Posted 3/31/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It's so good to hear a good about a good outcome. I hope you continue to GO like a big girl!!

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

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   Posted 4/1/2010 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Pooping like a big girl. lol!!
Congrats on your surgery and I hope you have along remission.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 4/1/2010 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Woo Hoo!! Lets hope this leads to a long long remission. Hugs!
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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!
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