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I was diagnosed about 16 months ago following appendix removal and bowel adhesions op. Had three courses steroids, tried aza, mercaptopurine and most recently methatrxate, but all had bad side effects and the mercaptapurine affected liver.
My lovely gastroenterologist (who really listens) has written to surgeon to have the stricture 20 cm at last scan removed and bowel rejoined. The stricture is at the terminal illeum.
I am hoping that readers can advice/share their experiences of similar, I have read NHS info but would like to hear from real people. I don't scare easy just want the full picture as Forewarned is forearmed.
Particular questions are:
How long in hospital
How long recovering at home and what able to do
How soon back to work and what able to do
What able to eat before and after
What happened after op
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