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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/14/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
my surgery was this past tues..... I am fillig up with fluids sverily. I am typing bad sorry. I have 22 lbs on me and cant breathe they wont give me much laxis because it decreases my potassium any help

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 6/14/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   

You really should call your dr.  When I fill up with fluids it's bc my kidneys aren't functioning properly; I have kidney problems so they usually change my meds around but yours could be from your kidneys or your surgery, please call your dr.

Saying a prayer for 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 Feb 2008
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   Posted 6/14/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
oh I was sooooo full of fluid after my surgery! We had no real idea of what my weight was and then I lost weight as the fluid came out. You could put your finger in my instep and leave a big ole dimple. My legs were like double my size and my feet couldn't fit into any of my shoes! My arms were swollen for just a little while but it took eons for the fluid to move out of my legs. While in the hospital, they had my legs in that machine that compresses and moves your feet. When I came home, the PT had me doing zounds of ankle pumps and the nurses had me drink drink drink. They all said it was normal due to my severe malnourishment and as a side effect of surgery in general. Definitely ask your surgical team or nurses about it. and good luck!!
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 Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 6/15/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry this happened to you! sad
Are you still in the hospital? Has the surgeon explained why you're having so much fluid build up? Please tell the doctors and nurses that you can't breathe. They could always do a few rounds of dialysis to get the excess fluid out of your system. They did that for my dad after he had heart surgery and a lot of post surgery edema (fluid build up).
You're in my thoughts and prayers. (((hugs)))
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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