After sucessfully backing out of my first ileocolectomy/resection surgery on Oct. 7th, I was briskly rescheduled on Oct. 14. That date didn't work out as planned either due to insurance pricks. Now I am scheduled again to face my worst realized fear on Nov. 5th. Ironically its the day after election day, no matter with the prep or not I will be casting my vote. When I first was informed that I had to have the surgery in mid-september by my GI doc, I was thinking positively at first, but then after speaking to the surgeon he recommended me too. Reality soon sunk in, and when I got my surgery date I literally freaked out. The procedure was constantly on my mind. I searched the web twenty times over on this procedure, and though my docs say its a common procedure I still continued to panic. Until one day while searching the web I found this forum, I really didn't know what to expect from it, nut I know it was one thing I was trying to find reassurance and comfort, and I can say that I successfully found both. After getting valuable insight on the procedure from people who have had it done atleast once or maybe even more, I can honestly say now I am not afraid. Really all I can say right now is that I am ready for this part of my life with this disease to be over. I am looking forward to the remission that I will hopefully get from this, and am slowly starting to ween myself from the negatives and rare thngs that can possibly go wrong. Really now just thinking about
the positive, and the upcoming holidays. Just really wishing that I am able to eat Thanksgiving dinner, and go holiday shopping. This time of the year is my favorite, so I am just really hoping for a speedy recovery. I just wanted to thank the members of this forum that have really given me some indepth advice on what to expect and am still taking stories if possible. The more experiences I here the more guess it eases my mind, can't say that I won't panic on op day, but who doesn't. Just trying to relax, 15 more days to go.