It's not too late until after surgery!
Let them know tomorrow. They only need enough time for scheduling.
And if you tell them you may want a j-pouch, but decide later that you don't b/c you like the bag after all, you can have the rest taken out then. That's what I'm doing. I still have rectum for a pouch, but I'm not sure I want to deal with it or not. My surgeon isn't rushing me.
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."
Post Edited (Chasblah) : 2/1/2009 8:00:58 PM (GMT-7)