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I am new to this forum.
My partner was diagnosed with Crohns, June 2017. There is a strong family genetic link - 3 close family members with colitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohns.
My partner had a resection 9 weeks ago, about 15 inches of small intestine removed, possibly a third of his large colon (different health care professionals report differing lengths) and a hernia repair. 9 weeks on symptoms are worse than pre-surgery: wind, bloating, chronic watery diarrhoea and fatigue. It's a constant battle with little respite. Medications, powders and tablets, for possible bile salts problem make matters worse. I really feel for my partner, it's difficult seeing him suffer so much on a daily basis. His Crohn's care has not been good. Services are stretched and he feels fobbed off much of the time with the nurse saying it's still early days post surgery. He was taking steroids pre-surgery but nothing since. Consultant appointment is not until June.
Has anyone had this experience? I really hope not as it really is miserable.
Very best wishes to all.
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