Well I saw a surgeon today, and he decided that my best option was to have a resection. He said that it is called an ileocecal resection and he is removing part of my ileum, the ileocecal valve, and a little bit of my colon. I am scheduled to have it on December 13th...10 days. Luckily it is finals week this week so I will have a month after that at home to have surgery and then recover. He said I will be in the hospital for 4-7 days since I am doing the
open surgery and that the recovery is 6 weeks. Has anyone had this, and if so please send me any tips or information that would be helpful!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: 20mg Prednisone, 9mg Entocort, 400mg Remicade, 50mg 6-MP, 40mg Prilosec, 1mg Folic Acid, 5/325 Percocet.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Looking at resection surgery this year.