First of all, can I say how wonderful your doctor is? He's a keeper!
For me, the anticipation was far worse than the surgery. That's probably why I waited 7 years to do it! Once I made up my mind, I was fine. The hardest part, for me, was realizing that I had done everything humanly possible to save a colon that couldn't be saved. Surgery was all that was left, and it had to be done. I wrote down all of the pros and cons, and the pros far outweighed the cons, so I knew it was the right thing to do. One of the huge cons for me was the increased risk for colon or rectal cancer.
I'm so glad I had the surgery. It has given me my life back and was the best thing I've ever done. Maybe making a list of pros and cons would help you, too.
Thanks to all the Saints who keep merchin in here in this forum - I am keeping up only because of you all
bob with love to all
Post Edited (peggy113) : 3/27/2009 5:57:16 PM (GMT-6)