Because I was so sick Dr Weiss wanted to wait 3 months before I could have 2nd step. So you will go through the takedown before me--- I expect all the details.
By the way, I had a lot of back pain starting around 2nd week post surgery. Then it went away about
a week or so afterward.
The clinic was really busy today. Dr. Wexner, one of the other surgeons, had his 10 fellows with him walking around. It was very funny- all of these doctors in the hallway following Wexner around. Dr. Weiss is low- key and so nice. I really like him. He doesn't have an ego like other surgeons I have met.
He mentioned the pouchgram- I don't want to think about
it because I have a ways to get there.
And yes, June 23rd will be here before I know it. I am going to be very busy starting May 4th- back to work and then June 7th I will out of town ( work related but fun in Daytona) until the 17th- Then surgery.
I am getting used to the ostomy bag which I never thought I would. I was miserably sad about
it for the first two weeks. Now , it is second nature and I can eat and not get sick. I am in a better mood - getting off the prednisone ( down to 5 mg) Yeah!
I will try to figure out the personal messaging
Take care of yourself. I took pain meds for about
2 and half weeks and then relied on arthritis strength Tylenol for another week. Now I am practically pain free- except when I laugh or sneeze.
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg
Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps