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worried mom 1
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   Posted 2/16/2011 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hi everyone,
  Just an update and question.  My daughter is doing great.  Sore from the surgery.  No other problems.  One question though, how long does the soreness last?  We changed everything for the first time ourselves, it didn't go as bad as I thought it would.  I am sure it gets easier the more times she changes.  Thanks everyone for the support.

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   Posted 2/16/2011 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
glad your daughter is ok. how long ago was her surgery? the soreness usually lasts for about 6 weeks post op. about changing, it does get better and eaisier each time you change, no worries there. best of wishes, she will soon feel like brand new :)
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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   Posted 2/16/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I can finally sneeze and cough without it hurting...I am six weeks post-op.  I had it done laproscopically.  I thought it wouldn't take as long because it wasn't open surgery, but I was wrong.
This past week I have really noticed that I feel really good, which made me think I really didn't feel good before.  Tell her to take it easy and not to rush herself.  She will be feeling so much better soon.  The first few weeks are the hardest, so she's almost there.  I am glad she is doing so well and that changing her appliance went well.  I didn't have nearly that much success and I think that didn't help with my recovery, emotionally and physically.
Sending you both hugs!!! 

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   Posted 2/16/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
about six weeks or 8 weeks. I had some random moments of hurt after that for a while. More like an aggravation feeling, thats hard to explain, but it was just annoying.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 2/16/2011 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I felt better before 6 weeks. Because she's so young, it may not take as long for her either. I went back to work as a dancer after 5 weeks, and that's pretty physical. She'll get to the point where it's not totally at the forefront of her mind after 2 or 3 weeks.

Yay for her and I'm so glad the worst is over.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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   Posted 2/17/2011 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my surgery four weeks ago today, and just this past week I've stopped holding in my sneezes, haha. I haven't been very sore for a while. But, I'm having the three step surgery so my first one was only about half of what your daughter's been through. I was also very healthy at the time of my surgery; she may take a little while to feel totally okay since she was so sick beforehand! Glad to hear she's adjusting well; the offer to email me still stands if she wants to!
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!
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