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   Posted 4/30/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I saw the surgeon this morning and my surgery for total colectomy is this friday.  She will admit me Thursday though to do the prep because I have such a time with that.
She expects me to be in the hospital 7-10 days.  I will have an "open" surgery, she cannot do the laparscopic due to previous abdominal surgeries.
I'll try to let you all know how it goes.  She agrees this colonic inertia is caused from the MS.
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   Posted 4/30/2007 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck michelle. I will pray for you that evrything goes well. My thoughts are with you. Your going to be fine!
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   Posted 4/30/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear about this Michelle. Good luck and we'll all be thinking of you on these days.
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   Posted 4/30/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Goodness this is fast! I'm glad, maybe soon u'll be able to move past all this. I'll certainly be praying for u friend and will keep u on my mind and heart as u endure this surg. I"m so glad this is coming to a climax for u and that maybe soon u'll have the relief u really need and deserve. Please let me know if there's anything at all i can do for u...u know i'll be there. Take such good care friend. ;)
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   Posted 4/30/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michelle,
    That's a quick scheduling and I'm glad, you really do deserve some relief to all of this.  Good luck with the surgery and know that you are loved and wished the very best! 
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   Posted 4/30/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   

hey Michelle,

I will be thinking of you and saying lots of prayers.  Hopefully this will work for you and you will feel better real soon.  You are a strong person and you inspire me to stay strong and work hard at maintaining my health. 

Love and prayers,

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   Posted 4/30/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. You are in my thoughts.



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   Posted 4/30/2007 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michelle,

thinking of you!

Hope it all goes well!

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   Posted 4/30/2007 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   

I will be thinking of you and wishing you well!


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   Posted 5/1/2007 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   


I wish you the very best on Friday and will be thinking of you.

Please let us know how ur doing when you can.


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   Posted 5/1/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Take care. While this certainly is drastic surgery, it sounds like what is necessary for your overall health. I hope you heal up quickly and uneventfully. Take care.
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   Posted 5/2/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all...I really appreciate all of your care and concern. I will report as soon as I am able. Lifewithms will try to keep you updated as well!

I am quite nervous but I know this is what needs to be done. I am very relieved I am being admitted for the prep tomorrow.

Thanks again, I will keep all of you in my prayers as well. :)
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