I have had my ileo for nearly 20 years but have had various surgeries since it was first done, 2 abbcesses which resulted in it being resited twice and also strictures so am now in situation of not having much small bowel left anymore which doesn't help with absorbtion and nutrition, hence why I need to eat 4000 calories a day to maintain my body weight and why I take immodium and codeine to slow things down otherwise I would be emptying it 15 times a day on a good day and when I had CD flare recently was emptying over 30 times a day. Not good for sleep, hydration or nutrition and am currently battling low potassium from it.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.