I'm glad you two got a chance to connect.
Jr, when you said you were diagnosed with LGD, I thought you meant Lou Gehrig's Disease, but now I understand that you meant Low Grade Dysplasia. It is a good thing that you're having surgery before it has a chance to develop into cancer.
Unfortunately, that happened to Tony Snow. He had UC for years and ended up with colon cancer. He had surgery, but it was too late, because the cancer had already spread. I don't want that to happen to anyone, especially since it can be prevented by having surgery.
I'll be praying that everything goes perfectly on Tuesday! Don't forget to tell your surgeon that you want a pain pump after surgery, so you can give yourself pain medicine by pressing a button every 7 minutes - but who's counting, right?! he he he It will keep you comfortable for the first couple of days after surgery, and then you can take pain meds orally as needed.
If you have any questions about the surgery and recovery, please feel free to ask.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)