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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 8/24/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
So one more day until I get the 50 staple off the bottom end. The nurse at the hospital took out the 30 something front ones and I had to have her stop at intervals to recoup from the pain.

Now I am not on heavy drugs and have to go to the Surgeon's office to get these taken out. I am slightly freaked about this. Do they numb it? Should I load up on the biggest drug I can?

Need info PLEASE

Hope everyone is coping with their trials. I haven't had internet lately. God bless you all.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/24/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had 41 staples after my surgery in June. I'd never had staples before and wondered about getting them out, too. I went to my surgeon's office to get them out. They didn't numb me, but I hardly felt any of them coming out. A few of them stung a bit, but any pain was gone almost immediately. It really went fast! I've never had staples on the bottom end, though. If someone is driving you, you could probably take something beforehand, but you should be okay without, I'd think.

Ulcerative Pancolitis (dx'd 6/2002)
Colectomy w/ileostomy 6/2/09; iron infusions; Aranesp injection every week for anemia;
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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
i would take something, just for the nerves. I wish i had thought to do that for getting the ones out of my stomach. I had stiches in my bottom though
Just the thought of those staples is turning my stomach, lol

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   Posted 8/25/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay, I have 45 that come out tomorrow. These are stomach though.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have any in my hiney, but maybe you could ask for some topical lidocain ointment to numb it a bit. AND definitely take something.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

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