I followed your posts while you were in the hospital......it kinda scared me because my surgery was right around the corner. I am glad to hear that you are home and I am assuming you are feeling much better. Infections sound like no fun. I think that this whole thing went pretty good and it is still no fun..........I mean it has been really alot harder than I even expected. I do not know so much if we can really "prepare" for surgery. It is so draining and then if you go into it being sick then I think it would just kick your butt.
Anyway, I have a temp ileostomy. They did it laproscopic but the doctor did say that my colon was very fragile so I am guessing that there are some doctors that would not have done it laproscopic. But that is about
it. It was 4 1/2 hrs long and I did it at cleveland clinic. He is suppose to do the pouch making in 6 mths and then 3 mths following he is suppose to close up the stoma to use the pouch. So, I will be stuck with this stoma for 9 mths. How are you doing, Lipgloss? Are you tons better since being home? Any regrets? I don't think I have any regrets after hearing the condition of my colon. The doctor said that he has a picture of it while it was still in my stomach that he is going to give me......I asked if he had one. I would like to see what has caused me so much grief for the past year and half.
All the tubes are out and they now have me on pain pills opposed to the pump. I am going home in the morning and could have gone home tonight but I had to arrange for a ride bc I live 3 hours away. I still cannot stand up straight......not even close but I am guessing that is normal with all the crap they did to my tummy.
Again, I am glad you are home and better. I bet it was scary.
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications: Predisone - 5mg ,asacol - 12 tablets per day
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium, folic acid
My wish: get off prednsione....been on straight since 8/2006