I did gforget to mention that a nurse called me the day before surgery and asked questions. Also I did have to stop taling all vitamins and asprin,tylenol 5 days before surgery. As for stairs, I did not have a problem with them. I wasn't running up and down them, but they were managable. Just a little bit slower. When your home the hardest part will be trying to get out of your bed, you had that nice hospital bed that you could raise to help get you up and out of bed. Now you have your bed that is flat. It will be difficult the first few times. I even tried the couch and had problems. Your right, the hardest part was waiting all those weeks/months before surgery. Thats all that was going through my mind. One more thing, ask your surgeon when your in pre-op if she could take pictures of what she is doing. Unless it will gross you out. I thought that was very interesting to be able to see what she was doing and what she took out of me.
Have a nice Sunday.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009
Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.
Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.