question about my resection due to my current ileostomy

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 6/4/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a little concerned.  The doctor is going to resect me sooner than expected since my abscess was no longer getting less drainage out.  I got the date today and it is set for the 20th.  When emptying my drain bag today there was double the amount of fluid in there than normal.  There had been a fistula feeding the abscess before.  That however showed that it closed in my last CT scan back 1 month ago.  After I drained the bag it appears to have some fecal matter in it again.  Will the doctor still be able to do the surgery if there is a fistula there?  I have been having major issues now that my health insurance is no longer double coverage.  United is giving me lots of issues already.
 
Please help thaks
Stef
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.


JudyK89
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   Posted 6/4/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this your GI or surgeon? You need to let them know. If they still want to do the surgery, you have the right to say no if you don't feel you're ready. If they push it, I would get another opinion.

Sorry to hear about it Stef, seems you can't do anything the easy way. Let us know what they say.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.
 
 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 6/5/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am ready sincethis abscess wont go away by any other means. My colorectal surgeon set everything up. At the time my fistula that was feeding the abscess went away. I ended up calling the on call surgeon which happened to be my surgeon. He asked if I wanted to go see him thiss week instead (I am going to him on the 12th). He was not concerned with the information I gave him.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.

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