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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 5/3/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to have a colectomy in August. I flunked every test they have given me. I am scared and would like to know how others feel about it, Would like to hear how you feel now,,,good and bad. sad

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 7/28/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
hi Pcaino well I had my colon removed june '07, and I am still 'getting there'. had a few probs, but i seem to be in a minority, I also didn't need a bag they just attached the small bowel to the rectum, but for more info you would be best going on to the ostomie site, all people with the same probs. Take care hope it goes well xx

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 4147
   Posted 7/29/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi pcaino,

Log on to it's a great site with a lot of great people. I joined since getting my ileostomy. See my post (IBS-C The Good Old Days) to find out why I had to become an ileostomate. esoR (Rosemary) Best of luck to you.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 7/31/2008 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, all.  I just had a colectomy 3 weeks ago and would like to chat with anyone who has had one also.  I have lots of questions, am feeling depressed, and need someone who understands.  I'm still needing my pain meds and am concerned how to wean off them being I am in so much pain.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3269
   Posted 7/31/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lucyloz,
Welcome to HealingWell!
You might want to check the Ostomies forum on this site. :-)

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