Well, my gallbladder/bowel resection is finally behind me. I was in the hospital one day short of two weeks.
The surgeon removed 10 inches of my terminal ileum, as well as my gallbladder. Didn't expect the pain to be as bad, or last as long. My previous surgeries seemed to be much easier to handle.
Well, hopefully, the worst is over. Still having the big D. It's been 18 years since my last surgery so I don't remember much. Those of you who've had resections - how long did the D last? GI's gonna put me on colestid to see if that helps.
Well, my hope now is that I can stay in remission for a long, long time. Once my bowels heal I will be able to eat foods that I haven't had in many years. Will continue on pentasa and remicaid and hope for the best.
So relieved that this nightmare is over. Looking foward to enjoying the nice spring weather, planting my garden, and visiting my daughters and granddaughters who live out of town. (One in Ariz, one in Fla)
Thank you all for all your kind wishes and support. You are the best!!
Hope everyone is doing well.