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glaciergrl
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   Posted 2/25/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering, after having your colon removed do the docs place you on any meds besides for pain?
 
 
Thanks,
 
Holly
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


Pibbin
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 2/25/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I went home on pain meds, and prednisone (which I was dependent on). Had weaned off both the pain meds and the prednisone within a month of surgery, and have been med free ever since. It's a good feeling!
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for '09 to form j-pouch


mommyphotographer
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 159
   Posted 2/25/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
i was only giving pain meds. and didnt need them.

2 RIS K
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Total Posts : 367
   Posted 2/25/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on pain meds and meds for cramping. Now I'm on nothing (relating to the surgery) except 2 tsp of benefiber. It's wonderful!!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I was given Vicodin after my proctocolectomy surgery, but only needed them for a few weeks. Now, I'm medicine-free and loving it!
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/25/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

I had jpouch surgery for UC and take no meds.  I was on vicodin during the recovery but stopped taking it 7 days after surgery.  Today, 8 years post surgery, I am med-free.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


finallyfree
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Total Posts : 470
   Posted 2/25/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Holly,

I was given just pain meds and later a spasm med. I take 8 different meds now that aren't related to this surgery, but am down from 17 that I used to take before my surgery and am looking forward to stopping some of these in the near future :-) .


 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder  removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08-
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


summerstorm
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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You go home with pain meds, and sometimes pred is you arealready on it.
I take some gas-x sometimes now, and if i am going on a trip or dont want to have to empty for a while i will take some immodium
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