Crohn’s and Colon Surgery, Part 3: Time for My Procedure

Editor’s note: Lisa Burks describes her series: In the past month, I have written about Crohn’s and colon surgery. Part 1 was about preparing for colon surgery, and in Part 2, I discussed the types of colon surgeries. To complete the series, I’m going to tell my story about having a hemicolectomy. Why did I need one?

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2 comments

  1. Giorgio says:

    Hi, came across this researching.

    Glad you feel better…you actually look good in your post operative picture.

    I have had my belly button cut through 4 times in the past 2 years…kind of wish I had documented it like you did.

    Stay strong…hopefully you dont have to go through what I have…actually my belly is starting to get use to the knife…its the surgery from the kidney stones forming because I have no terminal ileum that is worse…

    Take Care,

    GR

    • Lisa Burks says:

      Hi Giorgio!
      Thank you so much for both reading and leaving a comment on my column! (And the compliment) Gheesh 4 cuts at the belly button sounds pretty painful! I’ve encountered Kidney stones before (those are not to be underestimated!) I didn’t know that not having the terminal ilieum could make your body susceptible to developing kidney stones! I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had to deal with all of that. I do hope that you have had better days yourself! I’m doing a bit better from the last Crohn’s surgery, however we just found that the anastomosis site is pretty inflamed and the colon just before it seems to have stopped working. So another surgery has been presented to me but I haven’t agreed to it lol. I hope you can go a very long time without needing more surgery! Stay strong!
      From, Lisa

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