YAY forbeing healthy soon!
Its great to know you only have so much more time until you wont be sick anymore!
Some things to remember
Its normal to waiver in your decision, keep a pro and con list, your pros will be MUCH larger than your cons, lol. My con list was 3 things, my pro list was 2 pages.
Stuff to take to the hosptial, IPOD, computer, gameboy (if you like games) GAS-X (you dont want to have to wait on the dr to write a script for it, and with gas-x it works best if you take it before you get gas.
Go ahead and order some samples of bags now, that way they will be there when you get home. Dont freak when you see the nasty green stuff thats gonna be your orignal output, or the awful clear bag they put on you, when i saw that i was liek OMG what did i do??? Then after i started eating it got better. If they give you red food, your output will be red, and when i say red i mean RED, lol. Dont worry, you arent bleedign to death, lol. (i almost woke my husband up and told him to take me to teh hosptial after eating red velvet cake, i thought i was dying!)
Also when you go for your marking, wear your regular clothes, the stuff you wear most, that way you will get marked in a good spot for your clothes. If you wear sweatpants or something she will mark a good spot for those clothes.
If you have little kids, line up someone to help with them when you get home.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-