Just dropping by this thread to wish all of you going into surgery soon the BEST. No one has lied to you about
post surgical pain... that is a given. But it CAN be controlled. Speak up and let them know if it isn't. Speak Loudly if you have to. Some of us were in so much pain before surgery that it takes a little extra boost to get it under control initially - does that make sense? Once you are under control... MOVE, walk, sit in the chair. It helps the overall healing process, as much of a pain that it can be and probably will be the first couple of times. Just hang in there, or as my hubby tells me, Just Suck it up - it will pass!!! Again, I have been in the new shoes you all are about
to try on for the first time. It will be sooooo worth it to be healthy and actually living your OWN life again not controlled by the disease.
It would be nice to hear back from you all just as soon as you can, esp if you can take your laptop with you. We'll understand if the first message doesn't make a lot of sense -= pain meds and all!!! Or have a family member or friend log on and update us if you cannot.
I wish you all the best. Keep your chin up, and Keep a Positive Attitude. You all will be experiencing new things in the upcoming weeks. It's just a learning process and you can do it and will be mighty thankful that you did once you recuperate.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery