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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 4/26/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All! 
I have some news about "flchurchlady" ..   She went in for emergency surgery Monday morning, was in ICU for a couple of days and is now recovering in a private room in the hospital.  She is very fortunate that all the pieces fell into place for her at the hospital and she was able to go into surgery pretty quickly.
Let me tell you what I know at this point....Last Sunday, she had a veggie pizza and it didn't set well with her.  She had really bad abdominal pains late that night and then continued to escalate.. So her husband took her to the ER the wee hours of the morning.  They xrayed and found a blockage and 2 perforations  shakehead She was taken to a nearby hospital that had a surgeon of 21 years available to do the surgery on her immediately.  So she has 2 ileostomies at this point, the functioning one and the original one.  She will have to have another surgery done the road.  She's our very special friend now with 2 ileostomies but is blessed to be alive.
She has been reading her email and I think she said this forum but gets too tired to actually type a message right now.  (her husband brought her a computer to the hospital.)
That is what I know at this point.  I'll keep ya updated...
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 4/26/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry to hear you are in the hospital.  Will add you to my prayer list.  Try to get some rest while you are in there and no more veggie pizza :)
Thoughts and prayers are with you,
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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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 4/26/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
OMGoodness!!  Poor Cecelia!  Thanks Peggy, I am gonna email her right now....she is another of my very special FB friends!!!......Cheryl

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09

2b ColonFree
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2603
   Posted 4/26/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
OH MY GOSH, Peggy, i'm so so sorry to hear that!!!! a perforation..???? poor thing, sounds so awful.. i'm so worried about her, i'll be praying for her!!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction

donna rae
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 4/26/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the update... Cecilia, thinking of you as you rest and receive the care you need. Feel better soon!
Donna Rae

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 493
   Posted 4/26/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
oh goodness! Cecelia, you who have been so helpful to me, I have you in my prayers!
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 4/26/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!! 
I wish you the best during your recovery!  You were a guiding light for me during my pre and and post surgery days. 
Take care of you!!!!
: )  Robin
: )  Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 303
   Posted 4/26/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Cecelia, you are in my prayers. Now you have to think of new name for the new stoma. Such a bother. :)
Stay strong girl-we all love ya!

vette guy
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 650
   Posted 4/27/2009 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
WOW, that really is aweful to hear.   Hopefully she won't have as many blockages with the new ileostomy.  If I remember correctly, she had a few of them.
I hope she's back on her feet real soon!
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