My surgery is tomorrow.

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   Posted 6/19/2011 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow is my dreaded surgery day. I will have a total colectomy, hernia repaired, and have my loop ileo converted into an end ileo.

I did not have to do a bowel prep since I have a temporary ileo. I am so happy that I never have to do another bowel prep again.

I hope my recovery is quicker than last year.

Thanks for any prayers, Tracy

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   Posted 6/19/2011 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Tracy! Keep us updated if you can

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   Posted 6/19/2011 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Brian, hello. How are you? Did your wound heal?
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy. Parastomal hernia.
June 20, 2011-I will have a total colectomy, hernia repair, tummy tuck, and end ileostomy. I will keep my rectum since it is healthy.

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   Posted 6/19/2011 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
God bless u. Will pray for u!!
Diagnosed w/UC 4-7-. Went from proctitis only in rectum to full pan colitis. No Meds have worked,Been hospitalized 3xs n 5 mnths. Have Gastritis also. Current Meds: pred 20mg 7days tapper to 5mg. Nexium 40mg. Xanax1mg.had proctocolectomy on 5/26/11. Went really well despite code blue! Healing now. Ostomy is gonna take sum getting used to! Nxt surgery n 3mnths!

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   Posted 6/19/2011 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Im ok Tracy. I think it's still pretty much the same, just packing it twice per day with silver alginate. I have an appointment on July 1st. Hopefully they will measure it.

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   Posted 6/20/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
oh gosh Tracy, it's already time???? i wish you best of luck honey!!! and will pray for you!! please keep us posted as soon as you can. taking the colon out and repairing a hernia - that's big surgery and as far as i know, it'll be long recovery, 6 weeks. thinking of you GOOD LUCK!!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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   Posted 6/20/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Tracy!  We will be thinking of you!

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   Posted 6/20/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Tracy! Hope all goes well and you recover quickly.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery 3/22/11, Steps 2 & 3 TBD

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   Posted 6/20/2011 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Will be thinking of you today. Hope surgery and recovery go smoothly.

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   Posted 6/20/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Tracy. I'll be praying everything goes smoothly:)


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   Posted 6/20/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying for a perfect surgery and a quicker recovery then last time!!! Please keep us posted!!!
Dee stay at home mom of my 2 beautiful children
dx with uc July '10
June 02 '11 the creation of Stella the stoma LOL! ;-)


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   Posted 6/20/2011 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i may be too late to send you good vibes for your surgery so heres wishing you a speedy recovery to great health
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

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   Posted 6/20/2011 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Sending positive thoughts your way for your surgery!
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

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   Posted 6/20/2011 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope everything went well!! Good luck and I wish you a speedy recovery!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-J-pouch surgery step 1 of 2 3/21/11
-Takedown 6/13/11

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   Posted 6/22/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you, hope everything went well. Keep us updated when you get a chance!
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours, Small Bowel Followthrough:Reached the Cecum at 30 MINUTES!!
COLECTOMY 6/29 AT 1P.M.-Removing all of the Colon except rectum and 1 inch of Sigmoid Colon.

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   Posted 6/22/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Tracy - Looking forward to hearing how everything went. Hopefully all went well.


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   Posted 6/23/2011 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all is going well and hope to hear great news from you soon!!

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   Posted 6/23/2011 4:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope everything went well. Sending positive thoughts and big hugs. x
Sarah - 38 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer from UK
June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and struggling since.
Currently - DX colonic dysmotility due to surgery/nerve damage
Meds - Prucalopride but not working
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