When am "I" doing "my" surgery?? Giggle. Do I really sound THAT controlling? No incision, no closure. Just a hole in the side that the tube came out and attached to a pump to keep the abdominal cavity, etc. clean. They just pulled the tube out. No need to stitch the hole closed or anything. It sealed itself.
Ivy, THANK YOU for that article. Mayo is pretty progressive and it wouldn't surprise me one iota if they aren't already on top of this. It will be interesting to see what they have to say when they get my question.
Yup, CrohnieMom, it was the CT Enterography, BUT, no tube, no pushing the contrast down. You drink 3 bottles of the contrast sitting in the waiting room. You can have some water if you want it but they don't push you to drink any. I'd say it was about 15 minutes between bottles of contrast. Then into the room, onto the table and scan away. They do a quick blood draw to check your creatinine level to help them determine which IV contrast they are going to use. (So does PMI locally).
Its no longer a question of IF I will agree to the surgery, it has become a matter of WHEN I will agree to the surgery. The inevitable is just that much closer than it was. High grade partial obstruction at the old anastomosis, simple ovarian cyst now 8 cms.
NO WAY, would "I" NOT ask questions and just rely on the surgeon's choices!!! I do NOT trust ANY doctor that much. There are those I like a lot and have a lot of confidence in, but TRUST?? Its not in my vocabulary when it comes to the medical profession!!! Not even Mayo Clinic!
So, come on. What other questions should I ask? What questions would YOU ask or have you asked before surgery??
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 4/22/2008 7:47:15 PM (GMT-6)