Dilalation of anastomosis...HELP!

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   Posted 5/19/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it is dialation or dilatation but I am having one next wednesday. Has anyone else had one of these? I know that it takes longer for you to wake up from sedation than the actual procedure. How do you feel after? I'm a little nervous considering that I have to drive 2.5 hours to get to the hospital and I will have to sit on my butt another 2.5 hours home.  Also, I have my ileostomy and I'm not suppose to drink anything after midnight. My procedure is at 10 so I'm not sure how dehydrated you get. I don't want to damage Mr. Stoma at all.
Any help, advice, or experiences would be greatly appreciated!
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006

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   Posted 5/20/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry I haven't had that procedure...Don't worry too much about traveling, just make sure you ask for some pain meds before you leave if you are uncomfortable. Good Luck!

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   Posted 5/21/2009 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
As for the dehydration, you will probably be hooked up to an IV while you are there. If you aren't, you might request one just to be sure that you are well hydrated from NPO the night before. Or at least talk to the dr about it. Get their opinion.

Best of Luck to you.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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