You guys are GREAT !!! There is no way I would be able to deal with this is it wasnt for you all and the peeps on the crohns boards. If you havent already you should visit there sometime. there is always a fast responce and usually someone wanting to chat all the time.
Thank you sooo much for your responces,, it has helped me alot. Sexy, you story about your daughter reminds me a lot of my son, he is getting kind of excited about this surgery because i will feel so good, I am kinda of getting excited about it a little after reading your post. I know that has to sould crazy. I am usually not a cry baby but I am worried about the pain. tring not to sound like a drugie , i hope the pain med's are good.
I really needed your posts, I cant think you both enough. I hope we can stay in touch. Shaz where are you from?
Hey Shaz, I just visited your web site, it's great !!! I loved the links. I found the one for the swim suites.. i have been worried about that alot because we have a pool at home and a camp on the ohio river and we boat alot. so i am excited about getting a couple of new suites. I was really suprised that they dont cost any more than a regular swim suite.
thank you , thank you,
You've received very good advice. If you don't have any loose waisted pants (with elastic), you may want to get a couple before surgery. It may take awhile to get comfortable in clothes. Ask your stoma nurse to help you with your first order. Your insurance may determine who you order supplies from, but there are plenty of catalogs. Where I live there are surgical supply places that specialize in Ostomy supplies and have an ET nurse available. I mention this because your surgery is not where you live. Have you located an ET nurse by you? My surgery was at Cleveland Clinic in Florida so I have a relationship with an ET there. (1 hr from where I live).I'm 7 months post/op and wore a one piece bathing suit last month on a cruise. No big deal !
You'll have lots of questions. Visit all the boards for answers. Good luck
No I havent look for a ET nurse near me, I already talked to one in cleveland and she gave me my tatoo, she said we would go over lots of other things when i have it done, but i never thought about contacting a nurse close by, there is a hospital about a half hour away so I will contact them tomorrow and see what i can find out, i do believe there is a surgical supply place in the same town as the hospital so I will go have a visit with them too.
Its great to hear from you,,, thanks to all of you for giving me hope !!!!!!!!!
I'm glad to that the bathing suite shouldnt be a big issue.