The back pain is caused by the body's unnatural position during the surgery. Yes, there is a different drug she can get for that and it's a very strong IV anti-inflammatory. I can't recall the name but I had to go on it for the same reason. I am sure her surgeon is familiar with treating this type of pain. Also ask the nurse to give her a heating pad.
Send her good thoughts from us!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free