Surgery tomorrow morning ...

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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
This is it. I'm in the middle of this pre-surgery prep and let me tell you it's like an atomic bomb it my bathroom! LOL !

Anyhow .. I'm a bit anxious ... nervous ... my wife and mom are terrified for me. They are scared more for the amount of pain I have to go thru but I keep reminding them after this I will be a new person again !


Hope all is well here with everyone and as soon as I can get back on I will send an update :-)

Be brave, be well, aim for the stars!

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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish u the best of luck with your surgery tomorrow!!  You have such a positve attitude that I'm sure you will sail right through it!!  The first couple of days you won't notice the pain much...they keep you pretty well medicated for that!!  Then after u are all healed...just think of how good you will be feeling!!! 
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09

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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck on your surgery tomorrow. Please keep us posted. We'll be thinking of you!

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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
THinking about you!!!!!!!
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone from 40 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps

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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey All --- Beware of the brand new person about to be born!!! Hang in there, the prep is horrible. Once you get thru this surgery pain and recovery, you WILL be a new person. Chin up! Good luck.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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