I had a colectomy last night.... Thank God it was done laparoscopically (Sp). Unfortantely, I have to have a three step because I was so so sick. I haven't gotten over disappointment of that. The doctor convinced me that it will be best for me.
I feel ok today expecially now. During recovery, I was in extreme pain--- just kept asking for pain meds then I got the pain pump. Today, I am feeling better and got up for a walk.
The stoma is doing okay. We emptied the bag twice today. The nurse said that is s agood sign that everything is going well.
2 months I will have the jpouch construct and then 6 weeks after that the connect. Oh well- I have faith this is best and that by the end of the year, I will be doing very well.
Once I have to deal with my ileostomy on my own, I am sure that I wll have many questions for you experts.
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Colazal 3x3, Synthroid, Protonix, 6MP (100 mg)
Prednisone 20mg, Iron, Vitamin D
Surgery almost certain