5 weeks post op!

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samlitcher
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 4/18/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!! I'm five weeks post op and everything went well! My surgery was March 14th. I was in the hospital for six days because I had a partial lung collaspe. But that was because I had trouble with the breathing treatments. Other than that, everything went fine. I had no idea how hard recovery was though. A lot of pain, and shots all day. They gave me morphin shots in my legs every six hours and heprin in my stomach. Thats the only thing that sucked. I hate needles! I am going to the bathroom about three times a day. sometimes once but when I do its ALOT! Usually when I eat, I poop. Constant movement. I lost 12 lbs in the beginning, but now I've gained most of it back. I'm still 7 lbs lighter but I think that was all colon. Well, if anyone has any questions I will be glad to answer them. Now that I've been through a colectomy, I want to share all my info with others who are in need. Time to give back, everyones advice was very useful and I thank everyone that shared! Thank you to the forum, it made it so much easier!
 
sam*
Subtotal colectomy planned for March 14th. AH!
 
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Every day gets better, doesn't it?  Glad to hear you are doing so well :-)

awesomeame
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   Posted 4/18/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
ya it gets better/easier as the days pass...don't hold your breath on the colon weighing 7lbs though, ha!

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/19/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
somewhere there was a post where an empty colon only weighs like 12oz or something. Which doesn't really seem like enough to me, since it's like 6 feet long, but my Dr told me it didn't weigh alot either.
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