I was having a blong moment when I started this thread, because it was supposed to be in the Total Colectomy thread....I had just posted a long message, and wanted to add this, but accidentally hit new topic instead of reply. Yes, I am a blond! (bottled )
Pepperann, to answer your question I'm having a total colectomy for colon inertia.
Hodoya, I had both breasts removed and reconstructive surgery 10 years ago. I had LCIS, which is lobular carcinoma insitu, which means both breasts had cancer cells, but nothing had developed into actual cancer yet. It was a "wait and see" deal or have both breasts removed. At the time I had a 17 year old who had just lost his father, and I didn't want to take a chance of him losing me too if I could help it. After talked to two oncologists, I decided to have the surgery. I really didn't have a problem with it, and reconstruction was great.
I was half joking about being old! My mom will be 85 on Feb. 16 and she's still going strong....driving everywhere, walking alot, and all in all just great. It just seems like everytime I turn around there's something else wrong with me....I had a cystocele in October and had to have surgery, I started having acid problems a couple years ago and found out about the Barretts esophagus, and then last month my bone density showed osteoperosis! I blame the acid on menopause, the esophagus problems on acid, and the osteoperosis on menopause and the acid medications!! I'm a mees, although to look at me, I don't think anyone would have a clue I'm falling apart.
Anyway, yes, I'm so glad we all have each other. It will be a journey several of us will be taking around the same time, so that will be helpful to us all, I'm sure!!
Back to football. Have a great day everyone!