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flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/27/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to thank you all for the hugs, well wishes, thoughts, and prayers and let you know that I get to go home from the hospital tomorrow!!  turn
 
I appreciate Peggy keeping you all updated on my wild week -- small bowel blockage/perforation and emergency surgery. The surgeons kept my ileostomy in place and gave me a temporary jejunostomy, so now I have two. Aren't I special?! smilewinkgrin  
 
The jejunostomy is on the left side and is much higher up the small intestine, so the output is very watery. I'm going to get I.V. fluids and antibiotics at home for the next couple of weeks.
 
Thanks again for all of your love and encouragement. You all are the best!!
 
Cecilia

Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 4/27/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome news Cecilia!!  Just remember to take it easy and be good to yourself once you are home!!.......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


XtremeMisery
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   Posted 4/27/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I wish you the best Ce Ce.....your are continually in my prayers.

Lizzie


Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS-C 2000
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008
Four abdominal abscesses- Feb 2008
2 JP drains- Feb 2008
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008
Botox injections Dec. 17 2008
Dx Anismus- Second opinion U oF M
Recommended at home biofeedback for 2 months, BUT before I could
Admitted with Small Bowel Obsruction April 4, 2009.
Suggested ileostomy April 12 with no resolution.
Loop ileostomy April 13, 2009 and still recovering.
Right abdominal abscess and hospitlilization April 21
Hoping for consulation to Cleveland Clinic for K-pouch and U of M for re-evaluation.
 
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"


justjenjen
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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Feel better, soon!!

moreglorydays
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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Cecilia, you are in my prayers, too. Heal quickly and be good to yourself!
proctocolectomy with permanent ileostomy 2/19
off all meds!
51 years young


summerstorm
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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
YAY glad to see you here! i been worried

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 4/28/2009 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm SO happy you're getting better, was so worried about you. you're always in my prayers!! take care, sweetie!!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


RobinByrd
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Well, you are super special!!!   : )

I was so sorry to hear of your mishaps...I guess it's something we should all keep in the back of our minds that crazy things do happen and it is almost always out of our control.

It sounds like you're being quite the trooper through this, what an inspiration!!! 

I hope you're planning on total relaxation for awhile...I know you're forced to do so in the hospital, but nothing beats your own bed! 

You are in my thoughts...so open your windows (if it's not too hot) and do what it takes to keep your heart happy during your recovery!!!

*hugs!*

: )   Robin

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: )  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


PSA
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great. Hurray. So you are back. Get well soon. We were a bit worried about you. Missed you too much. Peggy kept us updated though. Take Care.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


PSA
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
You are always there in my mind. What a coincidence, one of my clients is Cecilia. So you are always there in my prayers and thoughts.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/28/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for your kind words and thoughtfulness. You all mean the world to me! :-)
I just now got discharged by the surgeon, so I get to go home!! WOO HOO!! yeah
 
Cecilia

Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 4/28/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  That's awesome Cecilia!  I am so happy for you!  Take good care!....Time to relax, put your feet up and be spoiled for awhile...and YES spoil yourself too!!! smilewinkgrin ...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


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home!!!!!!! I've been worried about you...and will send lots of 'good vibes' your way:)

donna rae
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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad you were feeling well enough to check in with us AND to go home!
Be well,
Donna Rae

peggy113
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   Posted 4/29/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Cece,
How are you doing today? I bet you probably are exhausted from coming home from the hospital and trying to get back into your normal day time routine. Take it easy... don't overdo it. I'm home most of today if you want to call. Fill us all in on how you are doing when you feel up to it.

Keep getting better and stronger.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/29/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
still worried!! How are you today?

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for asking. I'm doing surprisingly well and am taking it nice and easy in my comfy bed. :-)

My husband bought me a hospital table from the medical supply store and loaded it up with everything I need, so I have it right at my fingertips. He just came home on his lunch break to make sure I had plenty of ice water to drink and food to eat, even though I'm able to get up on my own. He's just that kind of guy.  smilewinkgrin

I have a home health nurse coming at 4:00 to set me up with I.V. fluids and antibiotics. The surgeon put me on prescription Imodium and Metamucil to try to slow the output from this temporary ostomy, and Peggy recommended animal crackers, so I'm eating those, too.

And now it's nap time...


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
that's great Cecilia, just take it easy, i'm glad you have such a wonderful hubby that takes care or you so well. have a nice nap!!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


TheBag
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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
awesome! nothing like home! helps a lot w/ the mind. im new but congrats!

flchurchlady
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   Posted 5/2/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to give you all a quick update...
 
I'm doing better every day, and today, my hubby took me took the beach! It was absolutely gorgeous. :-) We pulled our car right up to the beach and parked in the shade for about a half an hour. It's our favorite Saturday morning activity, and we were both happy that I had the energy to go. It was nice to get out of the house and really lifted my spirits.
 
Next week, I have a bunch of doctors appointments, where I'll find out more information about getting this high output ostomy reversed. Thanks for your encouragement and support!
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.


Trigirl
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   Posted 5/2/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you are doing better. Hope this is a quick recovery. You are amazing to be so positive and upbeat. My prayrs are with you and your family.
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