I met my surgeon today, and he seems very knowledgable and really nice. He spent over a half an hour with my husband and I. He doesn't want to do an ileostomy just yet, because he says that I will still have constipation if my small intestine doesn't work. So, he's ordering a test to make sure that my small intestine still works. If it works, he said he'll schedule surgery for any day that I'm ready, but if my small intestine isn't working, he said we'd cross that bridge, but we'll try to know something before Friday afternoon. Needless to say, I cried for the poor man. Whenever I hear constipation, it just hits a nerve with me and I'm really frightened, too, to say the least. So, I'll wait some more, but I think that I'm in really good hands. My husband reassured me, too, that he felt that I had a really super doctor.