Yay! My surgery was two days ago and I feel grea

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   Posted 9/13/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wel my eyeskeepvoong crossed and blurry because of the morphine , just let. Guys know or went great, two hours surgery, five hours recovery and only lost s tablespoon and a half of vlood;) gosh this took me like ten min to type on iPhone! Thanks to all for suppot
my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy, UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
ALWAYS sick with something either mild or serious, all related to UC and the medication
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred

we will have our new baby January 25, 2010 :)

1st stepj pouch surgery is scheulded for sept 11, 2009! soon i will be med-free! Will have part two around November 11 if all goes well, dr said I will stay home from work for three months, oh and I'm getting laid off, last day of work is march 26, 2010, just enough time...

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   Posted 9/13/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
gotta love 'under the influence' posts!!!

Glad to hear things went so well! Walking is your best friend...when you think you walked enough, walk some more!!

keep us posted:)

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   Posted 9/13/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
glad things are going well, and that you're in a good place mentally!

Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 9/13/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear that things went well. My advice is even though you start to feel better take it SLOW. When they let you start to drink just take sips and when you can eat, eat very little bits (grazing all day) CHEW CHEW CHEW and get up and move. At the beginning the walking may mean just get out of bed and walk to the chair, But as AS SOON AS POSSIBLE get really walking. The only complication that Dillon ran into was that he was not walking enough and ate a little to much at the beginning and his bowels decided slow right down. He was not obstructed but nothing would go through for a couple of days just because the bowels have a mind of their own and decided that they were not really ready to work that hard. The docs even have a name for this.."The 5 day slow down"...very original and scientific!

Again, I am so happy that it is over and went well. Don't you already feel better knowing that that crappy organ is gone! I have not seen such a look of peace on Dillon's face in about 2 years.

Please keep us posted.

Cathy yeah

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   Posted 9/13/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
YYAYY so glad for you!! keep us posted!


06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis

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   Posted 9/13/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
It's great to hear from you so soon after surgery, and I'm thrilled you're doing so well! Isn't it amazing to be rid of that diseased colon? You are now UC-free!! woo hoo!

I agree with everyone's advice to walk as much as possible. That will get things moving. The sooner things move, the sooner you can eat and go home. But, go easy on eating anything until you definitely get output. It will be watery at first, but that's normal. It will slow down and thicken over time.

Some tips... mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide in the pouch works great as a deodorizer. Also, ask the nurse for some adhesive remover wipes to use when removing the wafer. The wafer and pouch they give you after surgery are horrible and nothing like the ones you'll be using on a regular basis. The ostomy nurse is there to help you, and so are we.

Thanks for letting us know how you're doing. So happy you're through surgery!

:-) Cecilia
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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   Posted 9/13/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY glad you are doing well! And i also love, what we call TUI (texting under the influnce, lol) its so fun!
It will only get better from here!!!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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   Posted 9/13/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Isaac! I am so happy that you are already doing so well! I can't wait for my surgery- only 3 weeks away now!
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  Currently taking 6MP 50mg, Prednisone 30mg, Lialda 2 tabs/day, Colocort enemas, Canasa suppositories

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   Posted 9/14/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
ah ha ha ha!
ha ha ha ha!!!!!
That's great. glad u are doing well.
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)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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