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03-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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First surgery

Hello I just had my first surgery on Monday I feel great even after 13in of intestinal gon but was wondering how long till I start getting food I have not ate since 2 Fridays ago thanks for the help as I'm sitting here recovering
03-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hi Nikeyman,

I was only allowed 'sips' of water until I was able to pass gas. Then I was moved to clear liquids for a day. Since I tolerated that well and felt ok, they then allowed me to eat something. I've been slowly adding food back into my diet for the last few days (Tuesday was my first day with 'regular' food). I have read other's stories however where they were moved to foods faster, I think it depends on your surgeon perhaps exactly what you had to have removed.

Good luck!

Diagnosed: Crohns Oct 2006
Prior Meds: Pentesa 4000 mg/daily; Cimzia 400 mg/monthly; Prednisone off and on from Aug 2011 - March 2012
Current Meds: Apriso started 4/14/2012
Surgery: Laparoscopic Ileocolic & Rectosigmoid Resection March 22, 2012
04-06-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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When I had my surgery I was on ice chips only for about 2 weeks along with TPN, then once my stoma started working (not sure how they thought it work without having anything come out), I was on a liquid diet, then finally made it to solid foods after about 3 1/2 weeks. My surgery was an emergency and my insides were pretty much wrecked, so I may have been a special case....good luck to you! Hope you've been able to eat since you posted!

Crohn's Diagnosis: May 2006
Current meds: none
Surgeries: Colostomy, December 2009

"Never trust a fart." Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List

Oscar is awesome! Loving my life with my stoma (with a hint of poo)!!

04-07-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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Location: 21136, Maryland

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I lost all of my intestines .... and went 9 months with out food pretty much it was at least week before I had any food.... but all are different sorry not much help...
Feel better


Asthma: since birth
IBS: chronic constipation ect... since age 2
Chronic sinus disease: Age 6
RA: 2006
severe~depression 1980
colonic inertia/ Colonic Dysmotility~NO mobility in the the colon Nov~2011
Surgery January 17~12 ileostomy/4~life whole colon removed( Clover ~was born!)
On to many med's to list over 12 pills a day and Remicade every 30 days
04-07-2012, 01:48 AM   #5
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I was allowed to eat a low residue diet straight away

Diagnosed Crohn's 2010
ileocecal resection 2010
Meds: Nil and in remission

04-07-2012, 01:50 AM   #6
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I was allowed to eat a low residue diet straight away. I had an ileocecal resection removing approx 1ft. Wishing u a speedy recovery

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