surgery

by Kevin
(Minnesota)

Has anyone had a Laparoscopic resection of the Ileum done? I had mine about six weeks ago. The hospital was great but not very good about educating me about what to expect during follow up. Thanks in advance, Kevin.

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SURGERY
by: DAVID

I am not sure if this will help but I have had crohns for 30 years. I am 50 now & at 24 years old I had 1 1/2 feet of bowel removed including my ilium. When I came out of syrgery, I came out with an ileosomy of which I had no idea of what it was.Think of that... but it is all about attitude and my attitude was that I was grateful for anything to take away the pain.
I have had my bowel reconnected since 1987,for 20 years now and I am doing fine. I still have a fistula that has been draining and my only problem is that it fills up into an abcess sometimes.
I will say that you should talk to your doctor about having a b-12 shot once a month. My wife gives me a b-12 shot because the ilium produces b-12 and I don't believe that you can eat or take a pill to get b-12 in your system.
This is my 1st responce to anyone. I hope this helps...

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by: bec wa

HI kevin yes iv had this surgary when i was 14 now 33 has tour doc told u that u may need b12 injections . I also had surgary again in small int,and now i can only eat small amounts of food at once but i eat alot in the day but u should b fine after my first surgary on my ileum plus 2 half inches of sml int i remaned in remission for 16yrs so b positive mind over matter workes for me and allways b happy it helps alot.

bowel resection
by: Anonymous

Hi Kevin,
I just had a resdction done last week. I too am confused on how am I supposed to be feeling in terms of recovery. I still have pain inside and out, have diarrhea, and fatigue. The site is very tender to the touch and bloated. How did you feel after surgery? Maybe we can compare our results.

Thanks, Katie

resection surgery
by: Anonymous

Hi Kevin,
I just had a resdction done last week. I too am confused on how am I supposed to be feeling in terms of recovery. I still have pain inside and out, have diarrhea, and fatigue. The site is very tender to the touch and bloated. How did you feel after surgery? Maybe we can compare our results.

Thanks, Katie

Surgery
by: Shawna

Yes I had my done in April. They took about 16 inches, part of my colon, an ovary and a folopian tube. All in all I feel the best I have in years. No pain whats so ever. It was worth it. Except for the fact that my stomach looks like a Rand McNally road map with all the surgeries I have had, but hey that is the price you have to pay to stay healthy. =)
Good Luck!!

Shawna
Missouri

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