I agree that you will do fine. I remember the day I took all my meds and put them in large baggies and gave them to a freind. I still keep the prednisone in case I get poison ivy. I am a year and 1/2 into my ileostomy life now. I am turning 56 this summer so I was older when I had my surgery, and I just took it slow as far as the recovery. I relaxed and was a good patient. I needed to take imodium for slowing down the output for a year, and now just take it when needed. Best to you on the 7th.
Thanks Sue & Hopeso, This really is a great group! I hope I'm feeling better sooner than later so I can can get right back here
I want to say good luck. I have had my ileostomy for 6 years and I was so sick before I had surgery. The quality of my life is 10 x's better. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask. I am 29 years old and have had crohns disease/colitis since I was 13. I have been on every med known to man and have done the whole remicade thing and nothing worked for me. I had an ileostomy when i was 18 and had it reversed to only get sick again and had it done permanetly. I have never felt so good. I did have a flare up this past january, with crohns it isn't curable but my flare up was mild compared to what it was before. Good luck!