mAYBE MORE SURGERY

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Arundinaria
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 11/7/2007 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am headed to Salt Lake Sundayfor evaluation of more surgery.  I have a very large soma that has prolapsed and my sureon here says that it is almost sure to strangulaterequiring emergency surgery.   As a surgical candidate, I rank abot as low as one can.  Heart is bad, lungs are bad and kidneys are not so hot either.  I will be seeing a GI surgeon, cardiovascular, and have an evanuation of my lungs.  I really don't know what will happen, but I am apprehensive about the whole thing.  Wish me well all and thanks for this forum
Ralph  (Arundinaria) confused
When there are no more choices, tha decision is easy!


Indabag
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   Posted 11/7/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Ralph
Know that we are praying for you here in New York.

Richard
Indabag
 
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 8 months in ICU at Westchester County M.C. (I think that's a record). Second surgery for resection due to fistulas in January 2007. Been slowly recovering since then. Possible reconnection candidate.


Amey
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   Posted 11/7/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Ralph,

I am so sorry you have to go through such a challenging trial.  My heart felt and most sincere prayers will be with you.  Are you far from Salt Lake City?  There are wonderful doctors there.  My husband and I used to live in Orem and Provo.  We loved Utah and my husband tells me he will move me back to the mountains someday.  I truly hope you come through this surgery will a great conclusion.  Please give someone your information so we can get updates on your progress while you are in the hospital. 

Do you know when you are going to have the surgery? 


Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


peggy113
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   Posted 11/7/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Ralph,

Thanks for letting us know "where" you are going to be. Please know that I wish you well, and you will certainly be in my thoughts until we hear from you. Keep thinking positive thoughts - mental attitudes plays a big part in your health, right? As Amey said, be sure someone has the info on how to get here to post your progress if/when you have surgery. We are just a bunch of mother hens here and we wonder where you are!!! Please take care, have a safe trip to Salt Lake, and I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

p.s. - My surgery will hurt but it will be one step closer to getting better. Positive attitude!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


JudyK89
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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Ralph, I'll remember you in my prayers and hope that you get to have your surgery and come through it with flying colors.
Judy
49 years old, Crohn's Disease   
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicadeback on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/8/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Ralph,
You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Please show your wife how to post a message here to keep us updated, in case you do have surgery. We are your ostobuddies and care very much about you.
Take care,
Cecilia
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Arundinaria
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 11/9/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all I am taking my laptop so that I may be able to let you al know;but in any event, I'll have Pat keep in touch for me. Thank you all, I'm grateful
Ralph yeah
When there are no more choices, tha decision is easy!

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