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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I got my surgery date to remove the kidney mass.  It will be on July 6th.  They are going to try to do it via laprascope, but I am so worried they will have problems with adhesions due to already having 5 abdominal surgeries.  Keep me in your prayers please that they are able to do it laproscopically.  If it has to be converted to an open surgery, I will be out for up to 3 months.  If its done laproscopically I will only be out 2-4 weeks.  I just worry because I am supposed to have my knee replacement in late Sept, early October and I really want it done as my knee hurts so much and walking is miserable.  So prayers/good thoughts greatly appreciated.  Hugs! 
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck
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   Posted 6/23/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Nanners

I wish you the best for your surgery. If they know about the adhesions and still think they can do it laparoscopically you will probably be all right. whatever happens you have to give yourself time to heal.

I know how much you contribute to this forum you are very much appreciated. Many people will be thinking of you on your surgery day you are not alone.

had crohns for 15 years took pentasa then nothing but diet but stricture appeared 3years ago and problems since. Had abscesses more than once
Taking VSL#3, glutamine, multivitamins, slippery elm food, aloe vera, vitamin d, grapefruit seed extract, no meds at present

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   Posted 6/23/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with everything!!!
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 developed anastomostic leak and EC fistula. 2nd Resection, April 1, 2010-to fix leak and fistula-feeling fabulous now.  Taking 100mg Imuran for maintenance. 

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   Posted 6/23/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so glad you have your date and of course you are in my prayers. You give so much to everyone here in HealingWell and you are truly an inspriation to all of us as you face 2 surgeries so close together.

I hope the kindness you've given to others
returns many times to you.



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   Posted 6/23/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
ALL the best to you
i hv it marked on my calendar
yes you r an inspiration to so many
thoughts n prayers are with you
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   Posted 6/23/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
You have my prayers, my thoughts and my good wishes for an easy surgery. ((((hugs)))))

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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   Posted 6/23/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,Glad to see  you have a date really hope its laparoscopically for you will be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery Bev x  
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Still battling with Doc's to get me on maintenance Meds only taking
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram,VSL#3 at the moment.

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   Posted 6/23/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You have my prayers, crossed fingers, crossed eyes, crossed legs .....

Well, you know we are all sending you love and support and best wishes, Nanners.
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   Posted 6/23/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with CrohnieToo, everything I have is crossed for you!

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 6/23/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 6/23/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck hope everything goes super well for you ((((hugs))))
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Diagnosed with : Endometriosis march 2007, Anxiety disorder august 2007, CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008, Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009
Medication - Humira, Asacol, Librax, Cipralex and Cerazette.

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   Posted 6/23/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Haven't been on here in so long and this is the first post I read! Sorry to hear about this, but you will be in my prayers! Thanks for all you have done for everyone on here!
Diagnosed with CD 2006.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg. Tapering down, now on 20mg.
Colazal 3xday, Antioxidant strips
 Off of the Prednisone!!
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   Posted 6/23/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I do hope they will be able to do it via laparoscope! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. At least you don't have too long to wait.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil back on cymbalta for pain, nexium for reflux, wellbutrin
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
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Collitis doing OK for now, it's fatigue and joint pain that are plagueing me right now!!!

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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Nanners...will be thinking of you!
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   Posted 6/23/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
More prayers on their way.
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08. Back on Pentasa as maintenance.

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   Posted 6/24/2010 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way! Really hope everything goes well for you :-)

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   Posted 6/24/2010 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I LOVE LOVE you guys!! You are all the best. Thanks for you kind well wishes, I really appreciate them. Hugs to all!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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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   Posted 6/24/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers to you Nanners! I'm sure your gonna do great!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!

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   Posted 6/24/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck, Nanners!

Hope you get the laproscopic surgery and, thusly, the knee surgery done on schedule. Not being able to walk without pain sounds miserable, so I do hope that is fixed for you. I feel lucky that I don't get joint pains with my Crohn's... :-/

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   Posted 6/25/2010 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers anytime for you!
Male, 55 years old 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 May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.

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   Posted 6/26/2010 1:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Too bad they can't just do a combo -- fix the kidney; fix the knee -- two for one!
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.

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   Posted 6/26/2010 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck!!

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