I was scared too but after my first consultation with my surgeon I felt relieved. I knew from my surgeon's confidence that he could fix me once and for all. He was the only doctor I had in over 2 years that said I would feel better after he operated and he was right. I know from where you are sitting that you cannot imagine a life different than the one you have but it will be better. You will be surprised at how those two body parts, the colon and rectum, can make you feel worse in other places. The toxicity has been dragging you down. I hope and pray for your renewed health, you deserve it!
Well, It was quite a vivid desription of what they are planning to do. Although I thought the surgeon was someone I could have confidence in...I have had a lot of complication with the surgeries that were supposed to have me walking by now (from Charcot Disease)...so when he said that I was a good candidate for my surgery amd everything should be fine. I know how things can go south (hence my irrational fear).
He said that I could be looking at impotence and urinary incontinence as side effects from the surgery.
Will I be swapping one incontinence for another? (fecal vs. urinary?).
I am prepping this evening for my colo tomorrow morning. The surgeon is going to observe the colo. That impressed me that he was willing to clear his schedule for my colo tomorrow morning. I was impressed.
So, I am still very fixated on the operation process steps that he so vividly described. I haven't been able to sleep too much, my poor wife.
I will be better after the colo tomorrow - I am just dreading the prep (you would think I would be an old pro by now!)
Anywho, I also found out that this surgeon did some surgery on my GI. Also a bonus. I really love and trust my GI - so this is very good for my unsettled nerves.
I will let you know how the colo goes on Friday.
Love to all