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Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/2/2017 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the takedown surgery earlier today. Am doing okay but pain is kicking in. Nurse said it’s bc the surgery anesthesia is wearing off. She said it laukdmbe easier for me if I can tell. The difference between gas pain and incision pain. Does it matter? Both are painful.

I actually went to the bathroom to pee and I had a shooting pain for a few min near my pelvic area- I’m female so I figure it’s bc it was so close to the Pouch site? I plan to mention it to my nurse. Worst part is getting out of bed- so awkward!

The doc also said I had a lot of scar tissue round my stoma. My body was trying to heal- if it were a permanent stoma it like have been a good thing but in this case they had to be really careful cutting to close me back up. Haven’t seen my incision yet. She said I’ll prob be out of here in two days at the earliest. Already passed a title bit of stool!
Excuse typing or spelling errors - on meds, typing in dark, lol

clo2014
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   Posted 11/2/2017 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea!!!!!!

I am so happy for you! So very glad that surgery went well and was successful!!

Please keep us updated!!

Clo
06/12-07/14 symptoms start, no diagnosis.12/14 diagnosed UC & diverticulitis. 01/15 hosp- fistulas, DX changed to Crohns, 02/15 developed new skin rashes, eye problems and painful joints 06/15 Hosp.2x again.. new specialist.Said was worse case he's seen. 7/16 hosp 5mm Stricture stricturplasty to 15 mm.09/16 colostomy. Meds: Remicade, methtrexate, prednison,folic acid, vit D, calcium, pro biotic,

07kr5
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   Posted 11/3/2017 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear everything went well!

I'm waiting for takedown and I also get some (very minor) pain in my pelvic area sometimes when I'm peeing. I'm male though. I just assumed it was part of the healing process, since it wasn't too long ago I had surgery.

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 11/3/2017 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow, already passed a little, that's great!!! Sounds like you're well on your way. I had shooting pain after one of my surgeries when I moved a certain way. It was so bizarre. I asked my doctor what it was and he said it had to do with pooled blood. It went away after a few days.
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Currently: no meds. 6/15 Step One J-pouch Surgery Complete! 9/15 Step Two Complete! 11/15 Step 3 Complete!

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.

Sugarmarie
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   Posted 11/3/2017 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad all went well . Just AWESOME 👏.
NOW you have to start a name your J Pouch thread . ( giggles)
😝😝😝😝😝
Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants

Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/4/2017 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
HAHA YES, name your j pouch lol.

I just got home today- stayed in 3 days bc I was vomiting. Feeling better I that area but I’m super sore when I walk and try to stand up straight. Moreso than when I had the first surgery.

I am having plenty of bowel movements- mostly yellow liquid (bile I’m sure). Gas pains are horrible. I’m takkng gas -ex but it doesn’t need help much. If I get a gas pain I usually try and breathe through it. If I’m on the toilet, letting it out makes it feel a lot better. However when I pass gas not on the toilet, I have an accident. So I try to hold it in! Any advice on gas is welcome! Hurts so much to walk so that’s not really happening to stopvtje hasn’t pains!
Moderate to severe colitis, diagnosed in 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017 for colitis related complications

Step 1 & 2- ilestomy and j pouch creation surgery on Aug 25
Obstruction - hospitalized early Sept
Step 3 - Nov 2

Medications: Zantac, oxycodine, Tylenol, heparin

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 11/4/2017 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I had awful gas in the beginning and I couldn't pass it because it was unpredictable. I'd have to go to the toilet for it. It was bad if I was in the car and it hit. It gets so much better after a few weeks, and even better after a few months. Take it easy and get some rest. I never named my pouch. I will have to think about it.
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Currently: no meds. 6/15 Step One J-pouch Surgery Complete! 9/15 Step Two Complete! 11/15 Step 3 Complete!

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.

Sugarmarie
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   Posted 11/5/2017 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you have Laproscopic ? I heard the gas pain is horrible. The body has to also absorb the gas they pump you up with . Beside the gas your bowels are making . It just takes time . Sorry .
Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants

Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/6/2017 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
That’s a good question - I don’t have any additional laparoscopic sites than the first surgery. I have the closed stoma location and that’s it. Does that mean they went through the rectum?

They gave me gas-x which surprisingly helps.

I’m wondering if I’m past the tough part- no accidents last night and I can hold it for a good while. I think the stomach muscles getting cut are painful too! A little sore to walk and get comfortable sitting.
Moderate to severe colitis, diagnosed in 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017 for colitis related complications

Step 1 & 2- ilestomy and j pouch creation surgery on Aug 25
Obstruction - hospitalized early Sept
Step 3 - Nov 2

Medications: Zantac, oxycodine, Tylenol, heparin

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 11/6/2017 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
They do it all through the stoma. I am happy you're doing well. I think the night accident situation can be tough because you're relaxed when you're sleeping, and you can be in a deep sleep where you are unaware. A lot of people have issues. I never had problems, but I did have problems with gas. I wouldn't imagine you would have seen the worst of it yet so far as frequency, gas, or potentially night time leaks, but hopefully none of it is too much of an issue for you. I had real problems with butt burn and they went on for months. I still get it here and there when I eat something too spicy. How was your wedding?I don't remember seeing an update. Are you planning your honeymoon soon? It will be amazing to go away free of UC, even if you go to the bathroom more often, you will see that it's so much more predictable - especially in a few months when things calm.
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Currently: no meds. 6/15 Step One J-pouch Surgery Complete! 9/15 Step Two Complete! 11/15 Step 3 Complete!

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.

Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/7/2017 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Wedding was the best day ever! The weather was as good Oregon’s, my fiancé was so handsome, the venue was gorgeous, and we were surrounded by so many friends and family. It seemed like all had a wonderful time as well- we had at a working diary farm and catered it with Mac and cheese and chicken and beef brisket, etc...people said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. Our DJ was awesome too! Just wonderful.

Just laying low this week and have thank you notes on my to-do list. Thanks for asking!

Still doing pretty well with the recovery. The bidet has really made a difference. No accidents besides the first night now, but I’m keeping in mind that it will prob happen, just so I’m not upset when it eventually does happen. Took the bandage off and it looks pretty intense ! 5 staples which isn’t that bad- just looks a little Frankenstein like. Still going slow with the food too. Neausea is almost completely gone, thankfully, and getting good sleep with naps during the day. Hope this keeps on the same track. Staples come out next week!
Moderate to severe colitis, diagnosed in 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017 for colitis related complications

Step 1 & 2- ilestomy and j pouch creation surgery on Aug 25
Obstruction - hospitalized early Sept
Step 3 - Nov 2

Medications: Zantac, oxycodine, Tylenol, heparin

iPoop
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   Posted 11/10/2017 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad the wedding went well and you are on the mend after the last surgery step! Congrats! Healing after a surgery is never fun, but at least you can finally put your UC in the rear-view mirror and move on with your life without UC!
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Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/10/2017 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks!

Another question - My incision keeps sleeping and oozing at several different staples. Is that normal? I took the bandage off and keep airing it out but it keeps bleeding a little. Should I be worried? I feel like I’m being paranoid, lol but figured I’d ask?
Moderate to severe colitis, diagnosed in 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017 for colitis related complications

Step 1 & 2- ilestomy and j pouch creation surgery on Aug 25
Obstruction - hospitalized early Sept
Step 3 - Nov 2

Medications: Zantac

Sugarmarie
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   Posted 11/11/2017 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
When my staples started doing that it meant I was opening up . After three weeks when doc took out staples I had open wound in half of my incesion . Had to have it packed daily by would nurse . She came to my house after 2 months I took over packing it she now comes once a week to check it and me . This takes months to heal . Really sucks . I hope it's not happening to you . When is your check up?

Doggiedo
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   Posted 11/11/2017 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds so painful! Just when you think you’re over the tough part, right?

My appt is on a Monday- 2 days left
UC since 2003, hospitalization in 2006, Feb 2017, July 2017

Precious meds- Asacol, Imuran, Prednisone, Apriso, Entyvio, Remicade, Jax-inhibitor trial drug, cort enema and supps

Step 1 & 2- ilestomy and j pouch creation - Aug 2017
Step 3 - Nov 2017
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