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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it finally got here, my resection to remove the narrowed anastamosis site from my previous surgery is tomorrow.  I'm trying to keep the attitude that it's going to improve my quality of life and not to stress too much.  So I'm starting the dreaded prep, Miralax and Gatorade to start with.  But I only mixed half a dose in case I can't stomach any more Gatorade I'm going to switch to grape juice.  Last time I threw up about 2/3 of the way through. 
I just wish the darned procedure nurse would call already and give me the time & final intructions -- can you tell I have no patience??? lol lol  Anyway, wish me luck.  Time to down another 8 oz.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending good wishes that your surgery leads to a long long remission. Good luck!
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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I would be impatient too to get it over with an behind me! Praying you will have an easy surgery and recovery!
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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Lorraine, good luck with your surgery and as Nanners said hope you get a really long remission out of it wishing you also a speedy recovery Bev x
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you, Lorraine! I hope everything goes well.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Best wishes for the resection. I always felt "brand new" after a resection.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck.
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Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to your Lorraine! Hope you'll feel much better very soon!!
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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
The very best of luck and well wishes are being sent your way! I hope you get the much needed rest and relaxation you need. :)

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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck with your surgery! Hope you feel better soon.
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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of wishes for your surgery. Heal Well!

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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck!!!

Keep us updated, please.
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   Posted 1/15/2010 2:34 AM (GMT -7)   
good luckk..

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   Posted 1/15/2010 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck!!
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   Posted 1/15/2010 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lorraine, very best wishes with your resection. I hope it makes a huge difference to your quality of life and that you'll feel much better.

I could be looking at a second surgery - also at anastamosis site of last surgery which has narrowed again, so i would love to hear how things work out for you post surgery. Maybe you could keep us posted.

PS good luck with the prep, they are nearly the worst part of the whole procedure. I feel ill just thinking about them

Best of Luck,

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   Posted 1/15/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
(((hugs))), good luck, best wishes for an uneventful recovery and LONG remission!!!
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   Posted 1/16/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope all went well Lamb

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   Posted 1/22/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
my last resection wa 1989, so you will be very happy. don't fight the ng tube you will definately need it. should have that for 3-4 days. god bless you

artist guy

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