Surgery on Monday

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finallyfree
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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
It's all set, my birthday present will be surgery on Monday.  The dr will try to laser through the scar tissue in my ureter and put a large stent in for 6 weeks to keep the tube open.  He will FINALLY remove the nephroscopy bag from my kidney.  This tube has been in since May 7th so it will be a good day. He said that there's a 75% chance that this will work so I will need all the prayers I can get.
 
The person that schedules the surgeries called me back after she realized it was on my birthday and offered to change the day but I said it was ok; after all I've been through with the c diff and 5 kidney procedures since March I said I just want to get it over with and I REALLY want this tube out of my back.
 
Thank you for all of your support; it has truly helped me get through some rough times and thank you for letting me vent, there's no other place that I can do it.  I have to keep it all together so my family doesn't worry so much so it feels good to let it out.
 
I'll keep you updated when I get home, I'll be in the hospital overnight and staying in hotel for another night because it's 3 hours away and the dr wants us to stay close "just in case".
 
Blessings and peace,
Judy
 
 
 
 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder  removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08-
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/24/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
Here's wishing you a Happy Birthday! I will definitely keep you in my prayers for a successful surgery. No more tube soon, yay! :)
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


peggy113
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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
I, too, will be thinking of you during your surgery on Monday. Are you going to have a laptop with you at the hospital? Be sure to let us all know how you are doing. What a great BD present, huh?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


2b ColonFree
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   Posted 6/24/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck Judy, i pray you have the best BD you ever had so far, so anything you do that day is most successful!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


finallyfree
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   Posted 6/25/2009 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Cecilia and Peggy,

Thanks for the prayers.  I don't ever  take my laptop to the hospital; I have this paranoid thing that it might get taken when I'm sleeping or something lol. Although everytime I'm hospitalized now I'm in isolation due to the c diff so I don't have to worry about strangers coming in and I always have the same nurses who are absolutely wonderful :-) .

I'll be home on Wed. so I'll update you then; pray theat the dr sees the light (he needs to be able to see it to laser the scar tissue) just as long as I don't see the light LOL.

Take care, blessing and peace,

Judy


 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder  removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08-
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


Trigirl
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   Posted 6/26/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy

Happy birthday when it all comes together!! I'll say my prayers lots for you too. Hope all the extra love and power gets your body recovered quickly.

Janiepain
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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
I hope this surgery will be the best birthday present you've ever had! Good luck, we'll all be here waiting to hear how things go.

Happy Birthday, too!!

Hugs,
Janie

Chasblah
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll pray you have a terrific b-day/surgery day. I spent my recent b-day in the hosp. too.
Tell the nurses and staff (if they don't realize) and maybe they'll sneak you some cake!!!!!
Good Luck Judy.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


finallyfree
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   Posted 6/28/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for all of the thoughts, birthday wishes and prayers.  I will be home on Wednesday and will post then with an update.

Ron - I had a lot of pain following my gall bladder surgery for quite awhile; I even had 3 gallbladder "attacks" following my surgery.  They dr said it was stones that had left the gallbladder.  I pray that your pain will subside and your health will return.

Blessings and peace,

Judy


 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday, Judy! I'm thinking about you and praying that your surgery goes perfectly today.
 
Ron, I'm sorry to hear you're in pain. I'm praying that it subsides, so you can feel better soon.
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


finallyfree
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   Posted 7/1/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for all the Birthday wishes and especially the prayers!  My surgery went well; my surgeon feels that it was very successful and that after the stent is removed in 6 weeks the tube from the kidney will not close again.

It was a rough surgery, as you know from my signature I've had many surgeries and have an extremely high tolerance for pain but this one really threw me for a loop.  I am still in a lot of discomfort and am taking 2 spasm meds along with pain meds, hopefully things will settle down soon.

I'm praying that this will be my last surgery as having 5 kidney surgeries since March has left my body very squishy; it's really going to be time to hit the gym and rebuild the lost muscle tone tongue .  Actually it will just feel good to be able to do anything finally!!!!!!!!

Thank you again for always supporting me and everyone else on this site; it's heartwarming to know you are all here and truly care.

Blessings and peace,

Judy


 
 
Judy
 
spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile
 
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
 
There's always hope and things will get better :)


answers4me2
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   Posted 7/2/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy, what happened to your kidney that you had to have a tube in your back? Ugh, that must of been very painful. Sorry if I missed your post about it.
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