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More Surgery for Charlene

Janet Mitchell

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blog-0259903001403818375.jpgI officially hate Crohn's disease. Charlene has developed a fibrotic stricture about 2 cm in from her stoma that needs to be treated, perhaps surgically. Tests and bowel rest have allowed her enough comfort to be home for now until treatment is determined. More details to follow. I'm not amused, but I am exhausted. Sleeping on vinyl recliners will do that to a mom.



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I'm so sorry she and you are having this problem.    Watching your child suffer is so difficult.

I hope they can solve her problem soon.

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Well, the good news is that Charlene's problem has been identified and is solvable, albeit not without some troubles.  Crohn's, as you know, often brings with it far more serious effects but, fortunately, not this time around. Best of luck for Charlene, Janet.

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Very sorry about this, Janet. I hope they can treat it easily, without too much distress to Charlene. (((Hugs)))

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I've only just seen this. I'm so sorry to hear about this Janet. How's Charlene doing now? She was doing so well too, wasnt she. If I've learnt anything from your blog on here over the years Charlene is one tough cookie and I'm sure that that strength helps you too. Please tell Charlene I say hello and am wishing her a quick improvement if she's not already had one. Hugs to you both.

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Thanks, Jason. She is scheduled for surgery on Nov. 4th. She really has felt fairly well but I would say that the maintenance meds weren't really doing all that we thought they were doing since the disease was advancing anyway. It's so frustrating. She begins her last year of high school next week. She is a drum major in the high school marching band and so we scheduled the surgery for after marching season. I will certainly tell her you say hello! Thanks, again. Your concern means a lot!

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