Thanksgiving Food. Before or after take down.

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David Martin
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   Posted 10/4/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Im having my takedown surgery "kinda freaked out that i have to be awake through it tho." around thanksgiving and i was wondering will they let me eat the same amounts of food or would they make me eat simple foods?

When your awake through the takedown "closing up of the stoma" surgery is it mentally painful? ehh im sure ill end up just going through it and when its over ill lie to myself and say it was nothing hehehe.
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samlc25
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   Posted 10/4/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Whoa!  You will be awake!  I've never heard of this and yes, it would freak me out.  My takedown is on the 20th and I will be fast asleep.

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 10/4/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Wait what? Awake takedown? That's new. Although, I'm assuming you will have an epidural kinda like when women give birth.
My surgeon explained to me that the takedown is nothing more than reconnecting the loop ileo and pushing it back down into you then stitching up the hole.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Takedown surgery - 8/?/2010

David Martin
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   Posted 10/4/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
No epidural. i would be a fall risk for 2 days and they dont want to do that. im basically getting drugged to the max. they told me i would be awake so.. yeah..

DANG IT if i had a choice i would'a said put me to sleep! lolz... even my dad says they said i would be awake... Cheap parents wanting to save a buck lol jk.
Adam, 16. Birthday Sept. 30.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a little over four years ago. I no longer have UC. I had surgery may 25. Final surgery is to be around the day before or after thanksgiving.

80sChick
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   Posted 10/4/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of this awake busuiness. What is the reasoning there? Seriously, that sounds ridiculous.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
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David Martin
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   Posted 10/4/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
@80sChick

i honestly have no idea because my nurse told me i would be awake and my doctors said the same.

wow.. now im really freaked out.. hey atleast if im awake i can video tape the surgery.. "sadface lol"


i wonder if its because im alot younger? but that shouldnt matter for the take down..
Adam, 16. Birthday Sept. 30.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a little over four years ago. I no longer have UC. I had surgery may 25. Final surgery is to be around the day before or after thanksgiving.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/4/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Personally, I wouldn't want to be awake for it. When it comes to surgery, ignorance is bliss, in my opinion. Since it's not for another 6 weeks, can you tell them that you would rather be asleep for it?

I had a stoma taken down once and had to be on a liquid diet at first, then cream soups, then soft food, and slowly work my way up to a normal diet. So, I'm thinking you will not be able to a Thanksgiving dinner so soon after surgery. Your mom could always cook you a nice turkey dinner with all the fixin's once you're able to pig out again! smilewinkgrin
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

David Martin
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   Posted 10/5/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
yup. true.
Adam, 16. Birthday Sept. 30.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a little over four years ago. I no longer have UC. I had surgery may 25. Final surgery is to be around the day before or after thanksgiving.
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