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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 6/19/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone
I am very excited and nervous.  Tomorrow at 7:45 am EST is the time my surgery is supposed to begin for my ileostomy reversal.  At this time I hope they get all of the abscess out.  The 1st surgery the ileum perforated, 2nd surgery they drained 500cc, 1st abd drain placed 40cc drained, removed next day, 2nd abd drain placed end of march...still in drained 400cc 1st day 200 for a few thereafter, and now down to about 5-10cc/day.  I Freaking hope they get it all this time!  I know they are going to remove more of my colon since I have had constipation issues since 1984 (I was 5).  We are hoping that this time the colon wakes up since before it didnt causing toxic megacolon, feces was the consisitancy of was turning necrotic and perforating hence the ostomy.  I have a good feeling though since the other day I did pass mucus etc through my rectum 2 times.  I will be getting a central line again rather than many attempts at IV's I have the worlds crappiest veins...I would rather have 1 of my co-workers try to get it in sometimes since we are use to putting iv's in cats and dogs...a little harder than people depending on the breed.  I actually helped the home care nurse attempt to get blood by fishing the needle in and out myself kinda hard with only 1 hand available though.
Oh well time for me to take my meds and try to get sleep.
Wish me well and keep me in your thoughts and prayers tonight
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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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1251
   Posted 6/20/2007 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Stef. Drop in here as soon as you can to let us know how it all went. I'll be thinking of you.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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