UC and surgery

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/19/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I went for my yearly woman's exam and (I already knew this) but the nurse practitioner found I had a hernia.  I will have to have surgery (darn) to correct this and was wondering if any of you have had experience with non-colon surgery during a flare.  I would like to wait several months to have this done and maybe then I would be in remission but I don't know how feasible that would be. I turn 50 on Friday and I feel like everything is falling apart! 
left-sided colitis diagnosed after 3rd pregnancy 11 years ago: was in remission for 5 years
Current UC Meds:  12 Asacol per day
                          1 Rowasa enema at night
Other Meds:  Lipitor, Multi-vitamin, asadophilus, cinnamon capsules
In a flare since the middle of April

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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 231
   Posted 9/19/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Annie,

I did have a surgery during a horrible flare.  I had strange cells in my urine, and they put me to sleep in the hospital and the urologist and the guy that puts you to sleep knew I was sick. I was very sick with the uc at that time.  They were ok with it, and just went in my bladder, ureters, and kidneys and looked around and took a bunch of biopsies.  It didn't take a long time, but maybe a hernia operation would be a short one unless the hernia was really big.  I ended up having an ileostomy a year later, but it is so much better this way.  I got rid of those horrible meds and got my life back. 



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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 9/20/2007 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I had laproscopic surgery while in a flare and also a tonsilectomy while in a flare. I had no problems other then the anesthia constipating me for a few days. After the constipation ended, it stirred things up a bit with my UC with mild bleeding but for the most part it wasn't too bad.

Annie, I'm only 37 and I began falling apart majorly around 2 years ago! So I know the feelin'! :)
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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