Surgery Tuesday 26th August Scared

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2muchpain4me
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 8/22/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
As you can see below I have many health issues. I am hoping having large intestine removed will help me feel more comfortable but I fear the recovery. For one I have been on pain medications for many many years and my surgeon told me yesterday that pain management is going to be difficult for me because of my history of pain medications. The pre-op nurse told me last night that I am a prime candidate for blood clots in legs and pneumonia due to my inactivity over the last 4 years. This is my greatest fear. Also she told me to expect a longer than 1 week stay in hospital due to my other issues. Any help, reassurance will help me dearly. Also, is there anyone else suffering with other health issues at the same time? Thank you all in advance....this is my first post but I have been reading for weeks and you all seem so sweet and supportive to everyone.
Total Abdominal Laproscopic Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis on Tuesday August 26th.
 
46 year old female
Lupus
CFS
Chronic reactivated EBV
Fibromyalgia
Raynauds Syndrome
White matter lesions brain
Hypothyroid
Hashimotos Tyroiditis
Hypoparathyroid
Osteoporosis
Osteoarthritis
Sudden Menopause
Chronic Pain
TMJ
Severe knife stabbing pain in pelvic floor
Moderate Scoliosis
Balance & Cognitive Problems
Severe Colonic Inertia for years
Disabled 4 years
 
*Previous rectocel and enterocele repair 3 yrs ago
Previous polyp removal
several other surgeries
 


2much2bear
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 624
   Posted 8/23/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
hey 2muchpain...
i really feel for you - dont you wonder if many health problems come back to how are bowels are working???? 
 
I wish you well in your surgery next week - i havent had it yet, but many on here have.
x
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstructive Defaecation Syndrome.  Also diagnosed with slow transit
2007: No difference. Had MRI scan showing a partial volvulus 
2007: Therefore surgeon recommended a sigmoid resection which resulted in immediate colonic inertia
2008: Now contemplating colectomy as I need to take up to 30 senna tablets daily for some kind of bowel movement (albeit not 'normal' or all at once).  In discomfort/pain most days.
 
Scared to have TC as told I could become incontinent - but looking to have surgery before end of year hopefully


2muchpain4me
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 8/23/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you 2much2bear for responding. It means alot to me. I see you suffer as well. I am so sorry and I so understand. Take Care.....
Total Abdominal Laproscopic Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis on Tuesday August 26th.
 
46 year old female
Lupus
CFS
Chronic reactivated EBV
Fibromyalgia
Raynauds Syndrome
White matter lesions brain
Hypothyroid
Hashimotos Tyroiditis
Hypoparathyroid
Osteoporosis
Osteoarthritis
Sudden Menopause
Chronic Pain
TMJ
Severe knife stabbing pain in pelvic floor
Moderate Scoliosis
Balance & Cognitive Problems
Severe Colonic Inertia for years
Disabled 4 years
 
*Previous rectocel and enterocele repair 3 yrs ago
Previous polyp removal
several other surgeries
 

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