I can understand too...I had my gall bladder out and a hernia fixed in May and didn't prepare myself for hard recovery. I went into it very dehydrated and weak from stomach issues..Through the experience of tests, I found out my colon didn't work and having a total colectomy on Aug 11. I have two children..7 and 11. I know God gives us these experiences to test us. I have to have faith it is all for a good reason.
I'm just wondering to anyone...how have people reacted to you when you tell them you are having your colon removed due to CI? Most people are not very supportive...I've only dealt with two or three who feel relief for me. Everyone else acts as though I got this to happen somehow. I had serious stomach problems for five years and ci my whole life without even knowing. I guess they are sick of me!
Good luck everyone
I was fairly healthy when I had surgery and was able to care for myself without help at home. However, I did not have children. I hope you have planned for all day childcare because I don't think you will be able to manage that. I was able to feed myself, do laundry, and take care of my pets but I would not have been able to take care of a husband or children. This is major surgery. That being said, my recovery was fairly swift; I was back to work within 3 weeks at a desk job. Everyone's recovery is different so plan for the worse but expect the best.