Something I should ask about before the surgery?

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   Posted 7/11/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I read a while back about some mesh they use it the surgery? I should have taken notes like I have on other things but thought it was more in the future back then. Now it is getting closer by the day. Am I ready? Am I capable of coping? You are all my heroes, I feel like a wacko all the time. My brain is numb and emotions way to close to the surface. Feels like my throat is tight all the time from tension?

Anyway.. hopefully my question rings a bell with someone. I did get it right to ask about Lapo stuff and he said yes if it possible. Yeah. What did you do for the pre-surgery jitters? I keep thinking of all the things I want to do before the big event!?!

Thanks in anticipation of your thoughts.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Make a pro and con list and carry it with you everywhere!!!
Everytime you get scared, look at that list and thing, wow i can eat whatever in x amount of days, wow in x amount of days no more meds!!!
You are still gonna have jitters you wouldnt be normal if you didnt but that will happen!

Im not sure about the mesh, i have heard of it, but i have no idea what its called or how it works

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   Posted 7/11/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you talking about the stuff they put on your reproductive organs to prevent adhesions?
My first surgeon did that. I don't know what it's called, but if you ask your surgeon, he will know what you're talking about.

For pre-surgery jitters, I took the avoidance method and just didn't think about it. :)
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)

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