My doc said that I will be having an epidural for pain after my surgery. I am wondering if anyone else has had this, and if they put it in before or during surgery. Also how will I walk if my legs are numb? Oh and if anyone has had the open resection surgery for the ileum...where and how long is the scar.
thanks so much
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.