Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 4/22/2008 7:27:52 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 4/22/2008 7:47:15 PM (GMT-6)
My surgeon did an amazing job with my incision. I had my IC valve removed. She did the surgery laproscopically but had to make an approx 3 in. incision under my belly button to take out my guts. The incision was closed under the skin with disolvable stitches and the surface closed with that special tape, I think it's called steri-strips.
The other small holes are way more noticable than the incision.
My surgeon went over everything step by step. The anesthesiologist discussed the pros and cons of a spinal and went along with my decision not to have one.
My surgeon also took pictures of the parts she removed so I could see them when I woke up.
I use a product called Nutra-prep and Lo-So Prep for my bowel prep. It includes 4 pills and 8 oz. of liquid. I no longer even discuss my prep, I just agree to theirs and use mine anyway. Nutra-Prep is a low residue food product, so no suffering through a liquid diet the day before your procedure. Most GI's freak out and don't want me to use it, after the procedure I ask if I was clean and when they say yes, I tell them what I used.