due surgery on 24th Jan

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

lipgloss
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 1/22/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone, haven't wrote in a couple of days so thought to say hi.
 
i'm having my surgery in two days and i thought i was ready but again i'm feeling abit scared thinking if i'm better off the way i am?
 
please can you write to me before i go in.
 
hopefully i will keep u updated on my surgery, and if i'm not i'll tell my sister Elishasummers to write in.
 
i wanted to know that for the first few days when i have all the drips and stuff what will my movement be like ? will i have to lay flat on my back?
 
Also if DW38 i think i pressed the button by accident where i've stopped ypur post coming through, i feel really bad, could you write back and see if you can write to me. tanx
 
Praying4Healing good luck with your surgery i would like to wish you luck and hope that we can share our experiance, keep us posted.
 
another silly question, i was thinking as tha bag will hang down will it be swaying every time i move about (LOL)
 
tanx
 
samiexxx

Shaz032
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 1/22/2008 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your surgery Samie

As for laying flat on your back - don't bet on it! They'll have you up and walking the next day (if not the same day). You won't want to, but the nurses will make you and it's all for the best. The more you walk, the quicker your gut will wake up and the quicker you'll be able to go home so try not to protest too much :)

As for the bag swinging, I tuck it in my undies so it can't. Some people prefer to just let it all hang out over their undies though - it's all personal preference. You can decide which you feel more comfortable with.

There are no real rights and wrong regarding ostomies - it's what suits you best that is right :)

Good luck and we'll be waiting to hear all about it.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
Moderator of the Ostomy Forum
_______________________________________________
 
I'm not a complete idiot - some parts of me are missing!


Indabag
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/22/2008 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Sammie:

Good luck with your surgery. I second what Shaz says about activity right after surgery. After my last surgery They were kind of slow to get me up and moving and I think it might have delayed my recovery. I look forward to your post op posts!

Richard
Indabag
 
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 8 months in ICU at Westchester County M.C. (I think that's a record). Second surgery for resection due to fistulas in January 2007. Been slowly recovering since then. Possible reconnection candidate.


Gillcom
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 272
   Posted 1/22/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Samie,

I love your user name LIPGLOSS! lol.
I just want to wish you luck with your operation. When i got mine 2 yrs ago they had me up and in the shower first the next morning, they say it's better to be up and about quickly as this helps everything start moving again.
I tucked my bag in my underwear too, but i also had a catheter which was more troublesome for me, as you can imagine trying to walk or hobble as i was with 2 bags coming out different ends! lol.

I also come from the UK, up in Scotland, are we near one another? I'm about 10 miles outside Glasgow.
I noticed in one of your earlier posts that you have 3 children, i have 2, 2 boys aged 5 & 3, so it can be hard going when you come out of hospital, you will need alot of help, so if there are offers of help take them up on it!

Well i'll stop here, so good luck, rest well and we will all be here when you come out.

Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


Dancerpeg
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 1/22/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sammi,
Good Luck with your surgery and I'll be praying for you on Thursday. Also I'll pray for a speedy recovery.
Dancerpeg

praying4healing
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 1/22/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey sammie!

I'll be praying for u as well. Ironically enough I'm just on my way home from 5 hours at the hospital for pre admitting testing and meeting with the ostomy nurse. I now have a beautiful mural on my belly marked from a sharpie :o/.
That made it all too real for me as my surgery is next tuesday. I started to cry in front ofthe ostomy nurse, I was so embarrassed. Then I found out that I'll probably need a blood transfusion (I'll b praying against that tho). So I completely understand ur doubt as I'm feeling the exact same way.
I'll be looking for u to see how things went. I'm sure theyl go just fine. Remember our "quality of life will b so much better." Am I the only 1 that gets tired of hearing that? Lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 1/22/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Samie,

I too am a "tucker"!! It is more comfy for me to fold the end of the bag up and tuck it in.

Good luck with your surgery on Thursday - I will be thinking of you.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


lipgloss
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 1/24/2008 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
tanx everyone, it's 7;15 am and i'm getting ready to go to hospital.
tanx for all the support, please pray cos i'm really scared, just slept 3 hrs last night.

tanx again and speak to you soon.

tanx

samiexxx

p.s Healing good luck.

Gillcom
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 272
   Posted 1/24/2008 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Samie,

We are all waiting to hear from you soon

Gillian x
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.


flchurchlady
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 1/24/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Samie,
I'm thinking about you and praying that your surgery goes well.
Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


praying4healing
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 1/24/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Sammie, I prayed for u this morning. Let us know how it went when u feel up to it. I'll b worried until I hear.
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


peggy113
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 1/24/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Please keep us updated! Best of luck for a speedy recovery. Stay positive.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


elishasummers
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 1/24/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
praying4healing- its ok her opp went well, she is coping well she oppted for morphine feeling drowsy helps her to sleep, but she keeps getting up with pain so she presses the morphine button, will keep u updated , good luck with urs

praying4healing
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 1/24/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks elisha! i'll be praying for her!
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, September 22, 2017 2:56 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,871,864 posts in 315,149 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 156646 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, koitalmu.
425 Guest(s), 17 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
tde44, Dahlias, Artist Mark, oldm60grunt, Serenity Now, ElleCeeMae, Girlie, iho, ASAdvocate, TAS-MS/lupy, sanmay, ChickenArise, superhenderson13, Ken60, brucen36, JennaLeigh, Tall Allen


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer