Do you live near Chapel Hill? i had my surgery at Charlotte, Presby downtown, I'm near Hickory, we are sort of neighbors, lol.
Anyway (i have a perm ileo, so it's a little different)
recovery is not fun, im not gonna lie to you, its hard and it hurts at first, but its soooo worth it! As soon as i woke up i could tell that disease was GONE.
i lost weight right away, but put it on FAST, i was like food food food! then i had to exercise and take it back off again, lol.
Do i miss my colon? heck no! I was at the girlie dr today and she asked me about it and i said, well it wasn't doing me any good in there, and i didn't need, so i said, take it out! and i'm so much better now!
My stomach isn't smaller, the colon doesn't weigh much empty, so it doesnt' really matter, and the stuff does settle around,, it is funny sometimes because gas and gurglies are down lower than i think they should be sometimes.
anyway, bottom line, your disease will be GONE your pain will be GONE your sickness, the days of worrying where is the bathroom? can i eat that? will i be sick? all GONE, so its sooo worth it!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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