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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Just had surgery on tuesday!!! Im still at the hospital :(

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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, is it congratulations or oh me?  Are you better and when do you get your out of jail free card?  Are you eating real food or something akin to road kill?  Hope all is well and you can laugh without pain!  Barb
Meds: Celebrex, Omeprazole, Liadla, Entocort EC 9mg/day, Vit D, Mulitvit, Omega 3's, Ambian, Neurontin.

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   Posted 7/14/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
congrats i guess? so far no problems, still can't eat anything yet :(. but i hope everything goes well.. Anyone had surgery before?

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   Posted 7/15/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a resection in April. The first couple of days drag on, but once things start moving around again you get food :)
Diagnosed at 17, currently 23 :)  Have had 1 resection so far.  It's been an adventure!

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   Posted 7/15/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on coming thru and hopefully feeling better soon. I look forward to read about your progress.

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   Posted 7/15/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Was the surgery open or laproscopic?  I had a rough time trying to get my plumbing to work, but after I switched pain meds  all went well.  I hope you have a speedy recovery and can get back home soon. Keep us updated.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol,  Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 7/15/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you're doing well.
I had a recection (done open) back in 2005 and it was tough but was so much better afterwards.
Worst for me was I had an epidural for 5 days and had an allergic reaction to the tape!!! Took longer getting over the rash than the actual surgery.
I have a 7 inch scar but well worth it - be strong :)
Diagnosed in 2005 after many years of wrong diagnosis (Gastric Migraines, IBS etc). One resection emergency surgery 3 months after diagnosis due to blockage.
Just taking Questran (colestyramine) with cranberry juice daily and the occasional immodiums now (I have them in every bag).

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   Posted 7/15/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you're feeling better and are out of the hospital soon!!
Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed in 1997 at the age of 10.
Currently on: Monthly B-12 injections, 6MP, Calcium, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Prilosec, just starting Humira
Surgery scheduled: August 19 2010 - small bowel resection in TI

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   Posted 7/15/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Viv,
Hope you're feeling better and will soon be home.  My daughter had a resection in February, 2005, and has been in remission ever since.  Before the surgery she had 3 obstructions requiring hospitalizations in 18 months.  She is on Imuran as a maintenance drug.
Good luck on a good recovery and a long forever remission.
Debbie in Chicago

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   Posted 7/15/2010 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
was it a resection sugery?? open or lap? glad everything went well! im surprised your fuctioning and able to type on the computer! lol I was all sorts of messed up for 2 weeks after my surgery!
imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.

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   Posted 7/16/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm curious to hear if people's surgery was open or lap too... I see my surgeon on Wed so I'll know her opinion soon, but... looking at a potential proctocolectomy (removal of rectum) and all of sigmoid colon. At first I thought a temp ostomy, but my GI had a different opinion, especially after my cauliflower like growth (turned out benign, but the GI also was concerned, he said, when he saw it)... Anyway - good to read about other's surgery experiences.

Viv - I hope you are up and about, moving things, and feeling better soon! Good for you for getting it over with! Sending good thoughts your way!
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia. Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09

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   Posted 7/23/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for all the good wishes!!! :) the surgery was going to be lap but they couldn't get to it so i have a huge cut on my tummy :( but as far my chron's i feel GREAT, going to the bathroom normal eating fine just sore because that big cut. Im moving around and recovering fast. To those who might need surgery don't be afraid is wroth it. thanks again for your support. :)

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