ENIGMA'S Surgery date is set!

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   Posted 2/23/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
April 4, 2011 is the day my colon will go away! (another part time poet at work!).

It will be at MAYO in Jacksonville......

Thanks to this website and all the folks on it for getting me ready...I know things won't be "for real" until I wake up without a colon....but, it sure helps to know what's going to happen.

Luv ya! :-) (that's just for the ladies.... tongue )

Another UC wife
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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Who is your surgeon?
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
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-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes!! I will be having my reversal on that same day. Good luck to us both!
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to you! I'm not that far in the process yet, but I agree the people here sharing their experiences are a HUGE help. I hope everything goes well and you recover as quickly and smoothly as possible. :-)
UC dx 2/08
Former treatment:

Asacol, Rowasa, Prednisone, Canasa, Cortenema

Current treatment:

Lialda (4 pills 1xday), Prednisone, B-12 Supplement

Unable to stay off Prednisone for more than 4-6 weeks without flare up. Looking at other options.
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