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RobinByrd
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   Posted 1/28/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
As time is nearing for my surgery I have more questions that keep popping up.  Some are quite silly really.  For instance...
 
What about my nose ring?  It's just a cute little stud...I call it my sparkle...but can I put it back in afterward?  How long is the tube in my nose?  I'm afraid it will close up if it goes open for too long. 
 
I am becoming just so super scared about knowing that I'm going into a situation that is going to cause me pain.  What does the ostomy side feel like?  I'm sure it's sore at first, huh?  How long before that pain goes away?  What does your skin do around the stoma and does it need cream or ointment to keep it healthy? 
 
Honestly, I'm still glad the surgery is happening, but I am really starting to sweat b/c the countdown is on. 
 
Your advice and suggestions thus far have more helpful than you know.  I feel very comfortable with many areas regarding this procedure...but oh my goodness I am NERVOUS!!!!
 
: )  Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/28/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Robyn,

I hope my answers bring you some comfort and peace of mind, because everything you're concerned about was not a problem for me.

1. I don't have a nose ring, but did not need an NG tube in my nose after surgery, so hopefully you won't need one either. If you do, it wouldn't be for very long.

2. Regarding pain, you will have a pain pump with a button that you can press every 7 minutes for pain medicine. I don't remember having much pain after surgery, probably because I kept pressing the button! hehehe smilewinkgrin Just make sure you bring chewable Gas-X tablets with you, because I remember the trapped gas was very painful before the ostomy started working.

3. There are no nerve endings on a stoma, so it is not sore after surgery. Also, I did not have to put anything on the skin around it. The Ostomy Nurse will show you how to change your wafer several times before you go home. I do recommend shaving the hairs on your belly before surgery on the side where the stoma is going to be, because it does hurt to pull the hairs out one by one the first time you change the wafer. I needed to press the pain button a couple of times to get through that ordeal! shocked

Take a deep breath. Everything is going to be fine! :-)

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


Chasblah
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   Posted 1/29/2009 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
They may make you take all your jewelry out for surgery anyway. They did for me. I had to take all jewelry off, no nail polish, and no lotion.
If you're worried about the nose ring hole closing, ask if they'll put the tube down the other nostril and then you can put your ring back in when you wake up.
I had an NG tube after both of my abdominal surgeries. Different hospitals. They stayed in for a few days. They want to wait for things to wake up b4 even bile goes through. Bring chloroseptic spray for your throat, b/c it gets a bit sore from the tube. But it's not too bad.

Don't worry about the pain. You'll get good pain meds! really. GIRL, you've had a baby, you can handle it!! You'll be pretty doped the first day, so won't remember much anyway. The second day is more uncomfortable, but by the third, you should start feeling better. Of course, it all depends on if your having lap or open. With lap, there's less pain. I've had both LOL!

The stoma didn't hurt. The incisions hurt. The muscles hurt, but not the stoma.

I didn't have pain from the gas. It was noisy, as first. And that was kinda funny! But not painful for me.

The less you put on your skin the better. I have sensitive skin, and except for a bit of skin irritation (especially when I was having diarrhea into my bag) my skin is fine. I don't shave the hair, but everyone is different.
BUT they do shave you "down there" and I got really bad razor burn from their bad shave jobs. If I had known, I would've gotten waxed! I didn't even think they'd need to go that far down. I wish they'd tell you everything! That's what we're here for, though.

Like I said, I tried to back out the night b4 surgery. I cried when I was admitted. I was so scared. Then they gave me versed, to relax. That helped.
Chassity
P.S. Where are you having your surgery?
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/29/2009 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, all jewellery must come off...and acrylic nails, too, if you have them.

Your stoma won't hurt, like they said, but you will feel sore and your staples will be a little uncomfortable.  You will probably have a JP drain in your abdomen...I don't want to scare you...but if you haven't had one before, they're no big deal.  They drain the fluid that might be in your abdomen to prevent infection.  For me, they are PAINLESS when they come out, but just in case take a pain med before, if you think you'll need it.

I have never had an NG tube with my ileo...my surgeries have all been at a large teaching hospital...so they are usually ahead of the curve...BUT know that it can happen.
 
It is SO much better when the mystery is taken out of things, so keep asking questions:)

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I didnt have an NG either, but like soemone said, just have them put it in the other side.

the pain, it isnt gonna feel good, lol. But like Chassity said, you had a baby, you can handle it! and really the pain from surgery is temporary, your UC pain would be forever just think of it that way.

You shouldnt have to put anything around your stoma, it should be fine.

sammies
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm glad chasbah told us about the shaving!!!! I hadn't thought of that at all. goodness--I'm a mess "down there" from all the peri-vaginal fistulas. I'll do it myself the night before. Thank you for the advanced warning! I can't imagine what they could shave off my belly---there's nothing there.

I hope I can ask the anesthesiologist if I can be out before getting into the OR. I don't really want to be awake for that. ???

What else can I expect before "going to sleep?"
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08;codeine for D; sometimes supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron; recent meds to get through til surgery include propranolol and xanax


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Well you'll want to meet the OR staff since you'll want to know that they've got the right patient!!!

I don't know how other hospitals are, but at mine, I am "staged" outside the OR, meet with the anesthesiologist, then get moved into the OR.  I must be weird, because I like meeting the staff that is in the room, and usually get myself on to the table:) So, yes, they can give you something stronger right before you go in...just ask your doc to put it in your orders so its not an issue!

It is usually really cold by the OR's so when you get admitted ask for a warmed blanket...even get two!!


Fribster
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   Posted 1/29/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

PLEASE - get an excellent ostomy nurse who you can call day or night!!!  Do these people forget what it's like when you get home and things aren't fine tuned yet.  We didn't have a good one available to us so I would make sure you do!!!

I do however HIGHLY recommend the surgery - what a new life you will have.  I pray for clear sailing for you.

PS - I am originally from Shelby, Ohio but I live in Colorado now.

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/29/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
oh i love those warm blankies at the hosptial!
i was drugged somewhat when i went in the OR plus i didnt have my glasses so i was really out of it, i dont remeber meeting the staff, i remeber a woman with this really weird eyeglasses chain thing,a nd the i asked the dr the stupidest thing ever, then i was out!

when you come home from the hospital you might want to have a thing of those clorox wipes (i actualy use alochol ones, it's cheaper and they still do the job) by the toilet, cause you are probably gonna make some messes the first couple of times you empty by yourself. And honestly if i am not paying attention i get some on the seat everyonce in a while too, lol. Like a man peeing on the seat!

Chasblah
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   Posted 1/29/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow!
Sounds like everyone's experience is a bit different. I didn't have drains after the total colectomy, but I did have them after the 2nd surgery, b/c of infection. The dr. gave me a local when he pulled them out. It didn't hurt, it just feels really strange. They actually hurt more in, b/c one was laying against my bladder and uterus and causing cramps. Like menstrual cramps.

I never had staples after the 1st. But yes the 2nd. I think that depends on if you're having it lap or open. Which way are you having it? (i'm asking both Robin and Sammies)

I had my first one at a teaching hospital too! St. Louis University Hospital. I hated it. They made me share a room with someone at first. When I was trying to recover, my roommie had so many loud visitors. and when the nurses would come in to empty my bag, they commented on how bad it smelled. Talk about traumatizing! I demanded my own room after that. They said my insurance probably wouldn't pay for it, but neither me nor my DH cared, b/c the roommie was so inconsiderate. And her TV was always on loud.

They wheel you in the OR awake. I would've rather been asleep for that too, though! Like Ohio said, it's so cold in there so get blankies!!!! But they shave and prep you when you're asleep. They didn't shave my belly, I think it was suggested that you shave your belly. I don't have much hair either, so it didn't bother me there.

The hospital set me up with home health and an ET nurse to visit me for when I went home. Actually both hospitals did. It's good advice to find out if yours will too.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


RobinByrd
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   Posted 1/29/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you guys so much...I'm even more nervous now than I was before b/c I had my PreOp this morning at the hospital. I'm having my surgery done by Dr. Grossman with the Columbia Surgical Group at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. I feel very confident about the care I will be receiving from my doctor and stoma/ostomy nurse...I've met her before, and she was recommended by the GI nurse. The nurse caring for me is in wound care and specializes in ostomies...I feel very fortunate. I met with her today and we found the appropriate site for the stoma...do your guys' go slightly right at or below your waste line? I wear a lot of dress slacks and most of them fit higher on the waist, but my jeans of course are lower.

I will definitely prep myself the day or so before I go to the hospital...I was going to make myself presentable anyway. We went to Sam's Club today and spent a fortune getting bulk amounts of our basic needs...I know it sounds silly, but I use the Bounty select a size paper towels, and I got a huge bundle of them for under $20...I'm really excited about that!!! Anyway, I'll just feel comfortable knowing that we won't run out of TP, paper towels, ziplock bags, trashbags...silly, right? But these are the things I'm worried about. I don't think I'll rest easier until I get my husband's Crew things, and toothpaste. I don't understand, but I am seriously obsessing over things like this.

Why is the stoma so honky? I about passed out when I saw it...no, that's a lie...I about threw up. It looks like a molded old piece of red wax...yuck. I am sad about that. Can I color my shimmery gold? Or maybe a pretty bronze color? Red is my favorite color, and that stoma is the first time I was not happy to see that color. Why red? Why not a more less obvious color? I guess that if it were black it would look like a piece of tire sticking out...but really? Hmmm. I'm just processing my experiences from today right now. It was so overwhelming.

I am so sad. I am happy. I am nervous. I am so anxious. I am just so confused. What a big ordeal this is. I really am very ready for it, but at the same time it almost seems too good to be true. I've been miserable for so long...inconvenienced and frustrated for two years straight...it's just so unbelievable. I am going to be cured! Wow!!!

I cannot wait to feel the UC gone. You guys continue to give such great advice. I'm going to get back on later and literally take notes, as I'm starting to pack this weekend make my list for things-to-get from the store. I did find the cutest, most comfy little slippers yesterday. They're pink striped and fun. : ) They also have pom-poms on the toe part. : ) They will make me smile.

Anyway, I just noticed the time...I need to run some errands before I leave town for work.

I hope to hear from you guys again soon!!!

: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


sammies
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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Robin--what's your surgery date? I want to make sure I am sending positive vibes and lots of prayers---want to get it on the calendar. Mine isn't for a while 2/24. I wish I had half your positive attitude!! I am so thankful for your questions too!! Red stoma. hmmmmmm. . . .
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08;codeine for D; sometimes supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron; recent meds to get through til surgery include propranolol and xanax


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Robyn,

I'm glad you're happy with your surgeon and ostomy nurse. The first time I saw a stoma was on a video the night before my surgery, and I thought it was gross, too. The truth is, it's always covered up with a pouch, so you only see it for a minute or two when it's wafer changing time, which for me is only once a week. :-)

Cecilia


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


peggy113
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   Posted 1/29/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   

I ditto Exactly what Cece just said.  And if it isn't red, then you DO have a problem.  In this case, the red stoma means that it is really healthy.  Isn't your tongue red too? 

Anyway, everyone here is giving you really great advice.  A long time ago, someone asked these very same questions and someone mentioned taking some type of voice recorder so that you can record the visits when your surgeon/dr stops by way too early in the morning on their rounds.  I really wish I would have done that during my surgeries.  I never could remember what they said, or if I remembered to ask the right questions, then I never remembered their answer.  Of course, a lot of that is the pain meds I'm sure, but having a voice recorder (something small) might be nice.  Just a thought....

Oh - one more thing.  You might want to take your own favorite hot tea with you or whatever else you'd like to have to drink.  There is usually some sort of kitchen area on the floors and the nurses are usually nice about letting patients and families get hot water, use the microwave, etc.  So before you can get up and get it on your own, the nurse could just bring you a cup of hot water, or a family member or visitor could get it for you. 
 
Hope this makes sense..
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah peggy has a good idea there, i had people bringing me cherry cokes, lol. anything that makes you feel more at home is always helpful

RobinByrd
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Bringing my own tea is a wonderful idea! I will definitely grab a couple boxes from my kitchen. : )

Thank you guys so much for your great advice. I really am feeling better about this procedure, especially after being super sick this evening. I cannot wait to feel better.

I am planning my big mexican dinner for Wednesday night! Yummy!!! I know I will be up all night, but I don't care. I start my prep Thursday and will be so nervous about Friday that I won't be able to sleep until they knock me out in the OR. My surgery is next Friday...02/06. Tomorrow is my last Friday with my colon...my last Friday without a stoma/ostomy. Saturday is my last Saturday...etc. These are my thoughts.

I have shared this site with all the professionals I come across. For instance the ostomy nurse I talked with today was eager to write down information about this site and the j-pouch site. Because of you guys and some others from the j-pouch site I feel much more prepared and acceptant of my situation and decision. You also helped me realize that it's okay to not want a j-pouch and live my life with the ostomy and everything will be okay. I was never really pleased with the idea of the j-pouch anyway, and you made me feel that my decision was normal and that I was not alone. Thank you so so so much. Really.

: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Peggy I am glad you mentioned the color SHOULD be red!!!

Robin...one week to health!!

RobinByrd
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep...one week! I'm cancelling my mexican dinner and have decided on toast and applesauce to get me through till surgery. I am so not feeling well. I can't work today either...*sigh*

Well, I'm going to do what I can with paperwork and then housework.

: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/30/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Robin,

You'll be able to eat all the Mexican food you want once you're through surgery, and you won't suffer afterward! I ate Bush's baked beans with turkey kielbasa for lunch today and feel fine. I would have spent the whole day in the bathroom had I eaten that before surgery. I only tell you that to reassure you that life is going to be so much better when you're not sick anymore. Only one week until you're UC-free!! smilewinkgrin

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


RobinByrd
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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Cece...

Just reading that you had beans and kielbasa made my stomach hurt. : ) After today I realize there really is no turning back and I MUST go through with this...I am just so exhausted and tired of all this pain.

A question for you guys...when you had UC or was battling Crohn's did you have pain? I was seriously shocked when I learned that not everyone has pain with their colitis. It almost pissed me off b/c I've always had severe pain, burning, stabbing, gut wrenching pains...as I do now...it gets so bad I want to throw up. Anyway, so far not many people have been able to empathize with my condition...I got super jealous when people said they only feel cramping and some discomfort when they go to the bathroom. Grrr.

Anyway, yeppers!! The time is nearing and the countdown is definitely on!!! Today is my last Friday!!!

I hope you all have had a wonderful day!

: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
i had horrible pain, it felt like knives were ripping me to pieces, like i had been run through a meat grinder. in fact thats what i called it when i was having a flare i would just say, "my insides are falling out again"

flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/31/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Me, too! It felt like I was being stabbed with a knife. cry

And that's how I knew the day after surgery that the Crohn's was gone, because the stabbing pain in my left side was finally gone. :-)
Today is your last Saturday with UC! yeah
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/31/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
YUM, Cece! That sounds really good!!!

Robinbyrd...not much longer! Just think how good the first few bits of hospital food will taste:) I made my nurses crazy because I wanted a "toasted peanut butter and jelly" sandwich! I never ate those but for some reason that was what I WANTED...they pulled it off too!

btw, I had TONS of abdominal pain, too!

RobinByrd
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   Posted 1/31/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Leah...I use the meat grinder scenario!!! I say that it's like a meat grinder was used on my colon then put back in to be used.

I guess that once others are at the point of removal I can safely assume you have the extreme case I do. It was just so shocking to learn that not everyone had pain. I'm glad they don't b/c I wouldn't wish this on anyone...except maybe those who do very nasty things with their lives...but still, this is not fun!

Anyway, I'm going to the store this afternoon to get the little things needed for my hospital stay...some new bras that latch up front : ) and a new eyeliner. : ) I normally just use my Bare Minerals and wetten my brush, but I'm not about to bring a $15 container with me to the hospital...so all my good stuff is staying home. : )

I was starting to become dehydrated again, so that's another reason I've been so ucky lately...not to mention my bathroom frequencies...but I've been chugging water since last night and I finally am feeling a little normal again. So, today my husband and I are busting bootie around the house and I am finally going to wash my car!!! : ) We have had some nasty weather and I travel out of town for my sessions, so I have that gross highway sludge built up all around my car...which is black, so it's super obvious. I wonder if I can convince my husband to detail it as well? Hmmm.... : )

I also just purchased a neat little lap tray/desk from Australia (eBay) and it should be here by the time I get home. I need something like that anyway b/c I do my school and work in bed all the time. : ) But since I'll be home for awhile I thought it'd be good to get...I love justifying my purchases!

Ooops...my Little Love is waking up!!!

: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007  Asacol-2400mg bid  Prednisone-20mg  Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg  Prilosec-bid  Multivitamin  Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet!  I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day.  Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!!  : )   Yea!!!!!!!!!!


flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/1/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Bumping this up for others who are having surgery soon.
Cecilia
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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