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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?
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006

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   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

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   Posted 2/25/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
i was only giving pain meds. and didnt need them.

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   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!!
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
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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!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.

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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.


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

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   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 :-) .

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 :)

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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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