My husband is having surgery as I type this out. He has Crohns and is having a total colectomy with an end ileostomy. I've been on this site/forum for a couple wks, reading up on others' experiences to prepare myself and my husband for his new future. I am very happy this site exists and that I've found it, but right now all this information is still very overwhelming. This is my first post here, to ask for advice and to help calm me a bit. I'm a nervous wreck, it's been 3hrs since the start of his surgery and I'm getting anxious for an update. I don't really have a question, just saying hello and I hope to be more active in this community going forward.