so thankful for my surgery

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i just wanted to say i had surgery to remove all but 5 inches of my large colon 2 years ago and i am doing wonderful now.. had some sets back for the first year but now after 2 years i feel wonderful. the surgery was so worth it............... i would do it all over again if i  had to..
mine was for a colon that just didnt function and right after the surgery that part of my problem was OVER. and after 37 years of having this problem i am soooooooooooooooooo very very thankful for doctor dean for doing my surgery for me. I did have some problems but like i said it is all in the past now and i am doing great..........................
there is hope to you guys out there..

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/8/2010 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
It's so great to hear from you! I'm thrilled that you're doing well! 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.

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/8/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
thankyou.. i just want you all to know there is hope and that things do get better. and i pray you all get better also..
Had trouble pooping my whole life... colon didnt function
I had surgery to remove all of my large colon except 5 inches on june 20th 2008.
had a whole in my remaining colon on Oct 5th 2008 and had more surgery to repair that.
was in the hospital november 2008 for a week with a blockage.
in the hospital in January 9th 2009 with another blockage..
have a scar i totally hate on my belly.. but would do it all over again to be able to function normally

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/8/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey i remember you!
Glad to hear that - nice of you to drop by and encourage us. There is hope for us all. x
Karen 48 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection-partial volvulus resulting in worsening of colonic inertia (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Loop Ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal
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