OK, more update. I am still in the hospital but I am staying optimistic. Had to go back to OR on Saturday morning to have the incisions in rear opened back up and cleaned out due to infection. That is what is thought to be the origin of my illness, infection in both incision sites. I guess I could get down about this but in a few weeks it will be over forever, if I still had UC it would be continuing on forever.
Right now we are at the point that both incisions are getting packed daily, that is not the most fun a person can have but a needed procedure to heal them quickly and permanently. The surgeon is looking at sending me home on Wednesday so that is good news as long as we all feel we have a good handle on this and can continue treatment at home.
Like I said, I guess I could see this as a bad thing but I like to see this as nothing more then a set back on my road to completely curing my UC. As long as I spent miserable with UC, little things such as this don't seem all that bad. I will update if I find out more but hoping to be home Wedesday and starting the rest of my life UC free.
Total Colectomy with End Ileostomy May 27th, 2008