Getting a little nervous

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm scheduled for a resection November 11th, only a week from tomorrow. Emotionally I was doing fine until we started making plans last night of where our girls will go while I'm in the hospital (my husband is planning to stay with me for the first day or two). Surprisingly, I'm more nervous that they get in there and find something more serious than I am about the surgery and recovery.

You guys are always so good at offering words of encouragement! Just looking for a little love right now.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 11/3/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bergie, i can understand how you feel before my op in jan i was worried that i had bowel cancer and i remember saying when i came round  "it was crohns wasn't it" and thank god it was! I think its understandable to feel anxious before having surgery  we are going into the unknown but im sure you will be fine. try and focus on the outcome just think how your quality of life will be so much better for you after you have recovered wishing you all the very best ,let us know how you are doing once you feel up to it  take care Bev x  wink
P.S Don't be alarmed if you look at my signature below NOT everybody is given a temp stoma when they have a resection mine was to allow the fistula to heal. xx    

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

Post Edited (crohnielass) : 11/3/2009 10:15:38 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/4/2009 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I too was very nervous before my surgery. It was definitely the worst part for me. I just kept counting down the days and saying "bB this time next week it will be over" Most people having an operation for Crohn's have be scoped and probed so many times that there is little surprise the day of their surgery. I hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery.

Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 11/4/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Waiting for surgery is the absolute worst. The greatest thing about regaining consciousness afterwards is that your first thought is, "Thank God, it's over, and I'm still here." You'll feel as if you can deal with anything (the pain, the catheter, the not eating), once you're finally through what you've been dreading. The procedure is simpler and more straightforward now than it used to be. It won't be fun--but you're going to be fine!

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 11/4/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my first resection (open)on Oct. 13th....I was really nervous before the surgery as well...but looking back at how miserable I was before the surgery and now how much better I am feeling just three weeks post is sooooo worth it!! I finally feel like I have my life back and everything doesn't have to revolve around being sick!!  You sound like you have supportive people in your life (my husband stayed with me the first few days/nights after the surgery as well)....that makes all the difference :)  
Sending good thoughts your way :)

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 440
   Posted 11/4/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had twelve different surgerys in my life. The waiting is the hardest.
You are going to feel SOOOOOOOO much better!!!! I waited a year after I was diagnosed to get the surgery. I was in alot of pain and avoiding the inevitable! Just think of all the things you'll be able to do with your children when your done! They want you to feel better!
Re-section now days is honestly compared to most surgerys, pretty easy going. Especially lapro.
As long as you stay on top of your pain which isn't much of a problem... You'll do GREAT!
Just look at it as a vacation. Sombody to wait on you! A button to push when you need something and someone to come take your MENU!
Well wishes and prayers I'm sending to you!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"

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