Finallly have surgery scheduled

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scoobydoo
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/23/2010 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone! I haven't been on this site for alittle while , But I saw my colon/rectal surgeon today and I finally have surgery scheduled for the second week of june for a total instead of a subtotal. The doctor said I was to severe to just do the subtotal. I will be having it laprosopic and open because I have a lot of adhesions that need to be cleared out. I will be in the hospital for 5-7 days and I will have a NG tube for 3 days and a cath for 4 days. For pain control I will have a epidural for 3 days then a pain pump for 4 days. He says as long as I don't get any infections that I should do well(I HOPE). My doctor says that I seem to be very knowledgeable with the proceedure and I have to thank everyone from the post because I didn't know anything about CI. So thank you to everyone.I will keep you all posted.
                                                                                                 Dianna
 
 
Hey Leslie, Thank you so much for your support and advice, without you I would have been lost. I hope you are well. Let me know how you are.
                                                                                         Dianna

honestwoman50
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   Posted 4/24/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Dianna    Hey girl, that sounds good to me...  I am so happy that your having a total colectomy.  I have some really good news for you.....I FEEL GREAT AND SO HAPPY I GOT MINE...  I am 2 months out now and doing wonderful,,,,,as your going to feel when you get done.  I don't know if you remember me saying this but " as soon as I woke up from recovery and on the way to my room, I knew I felt better right away.  Sounds strange to some but you know the sick feeling you always have every day of going through this was gone"
 
I could hardly believe it myself but I felt good right away.  Now since your having it lap...you will have a quicker recovery than I did but by week  3 I was  out of pain...so you will be out of pain so much quicker.
 
The second week in June, Dianna, you are going to get your life back.  YIPEEE, I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU....GIRL...  Today I am going to go to my son's Ranch and play with my grandson and have a BBQ,  my energy is still low but gets better every day.  So have to hit the shower and run...you take care and keep us in the loop as I always love hearing from you.  We all shall be praying for you constantly ..so if you have any questions I am here for you and will answer anything I can....
 
Leslie
Leslie King
 
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  


honestwoman50
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   Posted 5/1/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Dianna  Keep us updated and when is your surgery?  I pray for you sweetie, and I and others are always here for you....
 
Leslie turn
Leslie King
 
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  


cleo35
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 430
   Posted 5/4/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Dianna: let me add my good wishes to everyone elses! A couple of months from now you're going to be asking yourself why you waited so long to have it done!

snugglesaurus
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 206
   Posted 5/4/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it typical they wait so many months to schedule it?
Diagnoses: Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel
Tried: Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants, fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, Promethazine, Zofran
 
 


NewShinyCD
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 5/4/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
The thought of surgery but the catheter thing, uhg
Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002, re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
Colazal 4 2x daily, Prednisone 10mg-5mg daily, (no longer using psyllium or turmeric) take 1 Imodium daily to help with cramps, gas, and D.
Since starting Turmeric (evening of 1/16/09) my symptoms have started to disappear :3
Toxic to 6mp :(


scoobydoo
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 5/4/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the well wishing. I found out today my surgery will be on june 10th. I am so happy to finally have this done, after 10 years of hearing there is nothing wrong it really helps to have a Doctor who finally believes you. I know that the closer I get to the day I will be more nervous I will be. So I have been eating pretty much whatever I want right now because I know that I will lose weight after suegery. I wanted my surgery in june becasuse I get more vacation time to take. i will keep everyone updated. I go on June 7 for preop.
Dianna

XtremeMisery
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Total Posts : 687
   Posted 5/5/2010 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish you the best sweetie and your plan of care sounds great for pain control and comfort....i will be praying for an uneventful quick recovery. Build up that strength with lotd of protein for healing. I am so happy you have your date and I will keep you in prayer. I have surgery this Friday In Cleveland, but I will be checking in on you....best of luck honey.
 
Lizzie
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obstruction April 4, 2009 and emergency ileostomy 4/13
Re-admitted with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Anismus undetected (no medical explanation)
Retracted stoma-infection/skin breakdown.
Ileostomy Reversal- Oct 8, 2009. Ileus/Dehydration 10/13. New rectal dysynergia-biofeedback-11-19
Bowel Obstruction 1-7-10 through 1-19....PICC, Tpn/Lipids...transferred to Cleveland Clinic 1-19 for BCIR (k-pouch). K-pouch surgery Jan 25 by Dr. Dietz in CC. Muiple complications (blood clots, hemmorrhage, three abscesses) After near six weeks in hospital home recovering. Now developing some type of RA and aving issues with pouch. Going to get scoped this Thursday 2/8 in Cleveland. Say your prayers. Worst fears came true....another major surgery.
-Slipped valve and replacement tube in until surgrry May 7, 2010
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"


scoobydoo
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 5/5/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Lizzy, I will be keeping you in my prayers. You have been through so much. I hope that you have a speedy recovery. What type of recovery time do you have?
Dianna

~ChristieAnn67~
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 5/8/2010 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck!!   :-)
                                          ~Christie~
43 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(16 yo) and Alyssa(12 yo).   Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.  Had THE surgery (and more) starting March 3rd,  2009.  You can read my whole story at my blog, Christie's World.   
                                         Medications
Lantus insulin 10units daily,  Imodium 4mg before meals and at bedtime, Metamucil wafers,  Estradiol 1mg daily, and a multi vitamin.
"....never trust a fart" ~ Edward Cole 'The Bucket List'

 

 


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