I'm scheduled for tests/etc. on May 14th and then surgery on the 16th. Big Sigh. I'm flying out Sunday and honestly can't decide if I'm more anxious about the flights or the surgery. I don't know where all the bathrooms are en route to Cleveland! My surgery will be w/ Dr. Stocchi. I spoke to him on the phone and felt relieved to hear him say that he would put me through all the tests prior to surgery so that I could be 100% sure of the ostomy. Although, I'm to the point of just wanting some relief. This surely is no way to live...even if I'm only 29.
So, I've applied for short term disability and have been off of work for a few weeks, just biding the time, waiting for the travel date.
The nurse told me to expect 3-5 days recovery time in the hosital. I also am planning on hanging around Cleveland a few days after discharge just in case, the thought of boarding an airplane post surgery makes me want to vomit even now.
And what about my mind? What's the recovery time for all this sink to in and be O.K.?