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   Posted 5/13/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I am meeting with the surgeon tomorrow for a consult and just an opportunity to ask him questions. I will be having a short section (only couple of inches) of small intestine removed due to scar tissue from an area that was once inflamed. I've developed a list of questions, but wondering if all of you wonderful people who have gone through this before would be able to help me think of more questions to ask him. I'm extremely nervous about the surgery!

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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   Posted 5/13/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Ask about a pain pump after surgery. That way you are able to give yourself pain meds as needed instead of waiting for the nurse.
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   Posted 5/13/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I would ask about alternatives (just in case there are any), recovery time, what kind of presurgical prep is required, and potential complications.

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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope your visit went better than mine. I went today and my surgeon was an idiot... He didnt bother looking at my x rays or anything... douchebag.... (Can you tell I am annoyed)
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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I know thatgoing for resection can bee a bit upsetting but most of us recoup fast..Is the surgeon doing it lapo? Best of luck.. lol gail
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck!
Just hope that it is only a couple of inches.
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