Ended up in hospital for the night

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   Posted 9/8/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, well the sore skin saga continued  had to change bag last night at 8.00 and at midnight still hadn't managed it got myself totally stressed out and ended up in A&E on gas and air, morphine couldn't touch the area it was so sore they put this parafin cream on to help the skin heal  had to sleep with it just draining it looked better this morning and the stoma nurse came and sorted me out with new bags  the problem was i was still cutting the wafer to 25mm but my stoma hole has shrunk to 22  so the normal skin was getting inflammed feeling better now  though. thanks guys for your replies to my last post. Bev x
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal sheduled for Nov09 Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 9/8/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
good im glad you are getting better!!!

maybe im dumb, but whats an A&E? (im guessing its not a store like it is here, lol)

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   Posted 9/8/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think its the emergency room in the UK...

crohnielass....what a hard way to find out:( Glad things are getting better! and you'll have everything straightened out just in time for your reversal...isn't that always the way?!

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   Posted 9/10/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah pretty sure its Accident and Emergency thats what it is here in Australia! Glad your feeling better crohnielass, and hope it continues to improve for you. I had a similar problem and had to go down to 20mm pouch and that helped a lot.

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   Posted 9/10/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh no, Bev, I'm sorry to hear this. I hope you're feeling better now!

Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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