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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I just found out that I am having surgery on Tuesday 5/26 for a colostomy. It'll be laparoscopic. I'm super excited because I can't wait to feel better, I've been desperate to feel better for a long time, and have been so excited waiting for a date. But I just got really nervous about having surgery all of a sudden. Will everything go ok? Will I be ok? What if for some reason it doesn't work and I still feel like I do when I wake up? I'm just nervous I guess, no specific questions for anyone, just voicing my fears.
I met with my ostomy nurse the other day and she is very nice. We are going to try the irrigation thing. She said we can start as soon as 3 days after surgery! I just figured I would have to wait for a long time to start, so that is exciting. I really hope I can do it.
The whole thing is pretty exciting ( weird I know, who gets excited about a colostomy?) I guess I just haven't thought a lot about actually having the surgery. I've just been focused on the results.
Well, thanks for listening! I hope everyone is having a great day!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you!! I was excited, hubby always said I was WIERD!!!!

Just remember to bring a few essentials to the hospital: IPod/MP3, slip on slippers and a robe for walking (do it as soon as they let you), and a magazine or crosswords if you like. Reading anything too deep can be difficult because of the meds.

With lapro you'll be up and about before you know it! Good Luck and let us know how things go:)

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 5/21/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
hey jj, i'm sooooooooo thrille for you, girl!! finally what you've been waiting for so long. i wish you so much success w/ your surgery.

look, it's only normal to get excited and all, but you'll be fine, just be happy and positive, o.k? i believe it really affects the outcome.

GOOD LUCK my dear, keep us posted.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction

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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow!!!! I hope you wake up and feel brand new. I think keeping your eye on the results is a good idea. 5/26 I'll say an extra prayer for you.

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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
YAY you will be feeling better soon!
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