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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 10/15/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Well the day is finally here!   smilewinkgrin  
   I have been waiting since May to have my ileostomy reversed and I received a suprise call from my surgeon's office this morning.
  They had a cancellation so that means I am in!  I check in tomorrow at 6:30am and surgery is scheduled for 8:30am!
When I spoke to them last week they told me that because of the long wait list it would be 'sometime next year' so I am very very excited to be going in tomorrow!
I have been reading all of the posts about post surgery experiences and am so grateful that you are all here with support and advice!
Wish me luck!
I should be out of the hospital by Next Thursday!  turn

Dx/ed October 2003,
April 2004 - Surgery - 2ft of small bowel removed
Feb 2007 - Surgery again and a temporary ileostomy
Present - on Remicade waiting for surgery to reverse the ileostomy - Health Care System in Canada sucks - wait list is 6 12+ months.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 10/15/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That's so exciting! My surgeon called me last week to make me an appiontment for my reversal but I still have to wait a whole month! Let us know how you're feeling :)
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 10/16/2008 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Just want to say good luck.
Lost half of my small intestine, Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 10/16/2008 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Wow, that's great news! I'm praying that everything goes really well.

Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 10/16/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   

I'll be thinking of you - post as soon as you can to let us know how you are doing. Besk of luck to you for a speedy (and not too painful) recovery.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 552
   Posted 10/17/2008 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you and hoping you are doing well. We will keep you in our thoughts. Keep us posted.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
Step 2 scheduled for November 10
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp

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