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GoatHerder
(@goatherder)
Joined: 3 years ago
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Life and work has kept him away from the forum for awhile, but for those that pray, please say one for @ileostony who  has been in hospital for over a week now. (He just came home this evening, but has a long recovery ahead)

Tony went to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. His gall bladder was infected and full of stones.

That surgery went well, but while recovering from it, he developed a massive blockage in his small intestine that required emergency surgery. It's been a very rough several days, and he is in a great deal of pain.

He's happy to get all the prayers he can get right now. His wife will be his caregiver until he fully recovers, a huge job as you know!

 

Retired engineer, now goatherd
Ostomate since 2015: Mid transverse after cancer
Our goats always live at GoatsLive.com


   
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Lynne
(@lynne)
Joined: 5 years ago
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Sending loving. healing energy your way, ileostony. 


   
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LLNorth
(@llholiday)
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 543
 

Prayers and best wishes, @iliostony. What a lot to go through. Thinking of you and your family. May you heal and recover quickly and completely.

Colostomy 4/30/18.
I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


   
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Tigerlily
(@tigerlily)
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 369
 

Tony, we’re all thinking of you and wishing you the best. The worst is over; now your job is just to rest and recover. Take good care, and know that you have a mountain of support here at VO.

 

Laurie

Just a semicolon


   
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(@john68)
Joined: 7 years ago
Posts: 2048
 

Hi Tony, Am sorry to hear this news. If anyone can overcome this it’s you.

Thoughs and Prayers for you and your family ??

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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(@squeakyandliza)
Joined: 5 years ago
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Tony,

I’m so sorry to hear you have been going through a rough time. You are super strong and will get through this. I’m glad you have your wife there taking care of you. You have so much support here and so many prayers coming your way. Please take care of yourself and let us know how you are doing. 

-Liza
Ileostomy 6/18/2018
“May your day be bright and your bag be light.”


   
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VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
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Joined: 10 years ago
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Thank you for the update on @ileostony, @goatherder. Tony has always been a valued member, and I do wish him a speedy recovery!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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Tony H
(@tony-h)
Joined: 7 years ago
Posts: 294
 

get well soon Tony 


   
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 LK
(@dlkfiretruck)
Joined: 7 years ago
Posts: 1496
 

GoatHerder,   Thank you for making us aware of Tonys situation.

Tony, you can count on my prayers for you as well.  I'm so sorry to hear this has been going on.  I was aware you had been away for some time but then you  popped in again in the last month. I hope you feel the support from us here. Please be sure to let us know how things are going when your up to it again.  Get well soon eh! 

Linda 

Linda


   
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GoatHerder
(@goatherder)
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 156
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Update note from Tony this morning:

"Feeling better today. Was able to eat a full breakfast without serious cramping for the first time in more than two weeks. My wife was thrilled, and I was kinda shocked. Even had coffee. No nausea either."

Wonderful news!

 

Retired engineer, now goatherd
Ostomate since 2015: Mid transverse after cancer
Our goats always live at GoatsLive.com


   
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 cygo
(@cygo)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 93
 

Thank you for the information / update.

My thought are with you and your family Tony, hoping  for a full recovery.

cygo
Ileostomy


   
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 Tony
(@ileostony)
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 240
 

Greetings all,

 

I was in the hospital for a bit over two weeks and went home. We all thought I was ready. We all were wrong. I spent six days at home doing my best to endure the continuing pain  and nausea, chalking it up to the normal struggles of recovery at home, but then the symptoms escalated to unbearable levels, and I had to go back to the ER. I was diagnosed with a partial obstruction and had to endure several days of an NG tube and all its attendant discomfort in addition to the pain and nausea I had been suffering for so many weeks. Things have gotten better. My belly distension has gone down, the obstruction subsiding. I spent about 9 more days in the hospital before going back home improved from   the first discharge. I still have some cramping  and queasiness but nothing like before, and I feel much better.

 

Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and kind words. Thank you to @goatherder for so kindly letting the VO community know of my plight and asking for prayers. 

 

I'm on the mend now.

Tony
Crohn's diagnosed in 1995.
Spontaneous colon perforation and emergency end ileostomy surgery in 2018.
No colon - still rollin'!
No eyesight - life still bright!
Stomaversary - December 4th


   
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GoatHerder
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So happy you're home!

Retired engineer, now goatherd
Ostomate since 2015: Mid transverse after cancer
Our goats always live at GoatsLive.com


   
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(@john68)
Joined: 7 years ago
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Hi Tony. Welcome home. I am glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery. Illness takes a toal on the patient and loved ones as well, so best wishes for ye all ??

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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 LK
(@dlkfiretruck)
Joined: 7 years ago
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Tony!! Welcome Home!!

I'm so glad to hear this news but feel for you not having it all resolved yet.  I will continue to pray this passes for you as well. I'm sure your family was very pleased to have you home again. 

Don't give up a fight for total pain relief.    After my recent 6 week, plus a total of 3  weeks previous with partial stays, I was so relieved to have all that pain resolved even though it means regular meds to control it.   I don't miss the agony that's for sure! 

May God Bless you as you heal! 

Linda


   
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Tony H
(@tony-h)
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getting home is half the battle , hopefully you will be back to normal(normal for us) as soon as possible


   
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Tigerlily
(@tigerlily)
Joined: 4 years ago
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@ileostony Wow, you’ve had a rough go. Hopefully things will settle down now. Glad you’re home and starting to feel better. We’re all thinking of you here on VO.

 

Laurie

Just a semicolon


   
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(@squeakyandliza)
Joined: 5 years ago
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Tony, 

it is good to see you back here!!

-Liza
Ileostomy 6/18/2018
“May your day be bright and your bag be light.”


   
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LLNorth
(@llholiday)
Joined: 5 years ago
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Glad that you are feeling better, Tony, and that you are home. Restful and sweet healing to you.

Colostomy 4/30/18.
I love the smell of coffee in the morning. It smells like .... victory.


   
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VeganOstomy
(@veganostomy)
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Welcome back, Tony! It's so nice to hear that you're back home. We all hope that you're feeling better soon!

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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