I'm scheduled once agin Tuesday to have my first surgery for crohn's. After backing out of my first surgery which was supposed to be yesterday, I can honestly say i am still a little nervous about
the procedure. I am schedule to hace and ileocolectomy and resection. that is the removal of the last part of my small intestine with the beggining of my large and the appendis goes too. Then the two ends will be reattached. Has anyone had a surgery similiar to this one, and if so give me some positive info about
the prep, surgery, after pain, meds, and hospital stay. My doc said most people who have this done are out of the hospital in 5 days give or take. My surgery is supposed to be traditional which is
open. He insured that he would make the incision small as possible for my size. Where eactly will the incision be because I see most people have there's down the middle. But my problem is in the lower right corner of my belly below my belly button. I can actually feel when its inflammed the part from beginning to end, but this is just the large I'm feeling. It's seems to be about
3 to 4 inches the inflammation ends right below my last/bottom rib. But yeah I would be greatly appreciative of some positive info, I have heard alot of you on this forum say that the surgery is not that bad and it relieves a whole lot of pain. I hope that this is true.