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Sherry Beane
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/21/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, 
                    I am new to this board and would like to say hello to everyone.  My husband has a colostomy. He had to have emergency surgery after being in pain for 5 days and me begging him to go to the emergency room.  When I finally got him there, they discovered that he had diverticulitis.  It had filled up, got infected and then burst, thats why he had all the pain at home.  Because he waited so long to go to the hospital, it had caused such infection in his stomach that they had to remove a portion of his colon.  He was in the hospital for 13 days. He had this surgery on May 13, 2009.  It is reversible, but not for quite a while. They want his colon to heal.  He also has to have his gall bladder removed, which they will be doing in about 4 to 6 weeks from now.  We had never been through anything like this before.  It really blowed us out of the water.  They called a colostomy nurse in to show me how to care and change the bag.   I have learned alot since his surgery.  They also have a home health care nurse coming to our home.  I have read alot of your posts and have learned more from them.  Thanks for sharing your stories.    Sherry 

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 6/21/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
My goodness what a time your husband has had! I hope he is feeling better now.

We will help anyway we can, just let us know.

Sherry Beane
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 6/21/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Im sure I will have questions before its done.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 6/21/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to We are a pretty friendly group here and would be happy to help you out any way that we can. We speak from experience and trial/error.

I hope your husband has a good recovery and just flies thru the 2nd surgery.
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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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, too, and ask away with anything you are not sure about!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 6/22/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Your husband sure has been through it! I hope his next surgery goes well. Please feel free to ask us anything, we're here to help!
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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