Just met with my surgeon (really like him) and he's squeezing me in THURSDAY! That's 3 days away...3 more days of diarrhea. And then NEVER AGAIN. I can't believe it. I can't believe it. I said I'd like the permanent ileo and he didn't question it. He's not even making me do a prep since I'm eating nothing and crapping so much as it is...thank god. He's doing it laproscopically and said I will probably only be in the hospital 3 days!! I am planning for more just in case but hoping he is right. He said he won't place many restrictions on what I eat once I'm out. HOLY COW. I can't even wrap my brain around it.
Will I be able to eat nacho cheese doritos soon after the surgery? LOL I can't stop thinking about them but I know corn could be a prob, so are corn chips bad?
He said something about an ileal hernia (maybe I've got the name wrong) that is incredibly common in ileostomates...it's not a huge deal, he said, but it happens to a lot of ppl (and some people don't even notice it) where the intestine starts protruding a lot. I've never heard it discussed on here...thoughts?
How long after your surgery did you feel comfortable going out to a restaurant? (As you can tell, I'm HUNGRY and can only think of food!!!)
I'll keep you all posted as soon as I can...so excited to know that I will be colon-free so soon. Get outta here, stupid colon!!
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas.
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 40mg Prednisone (Been on it since June '09...get me off!!), Psyllium Seed Powder, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).