I do apologise, I haven't been on here for a few weeks as I've been so busy with work, hospital appointments and spending time with my wife and little boy.
I've got my J-Pouch construction on 26th Feb and the nerves are starting to set in now. I'm in the middle of getting my sperm forzen in case of any mishaps during the surgery and I've today been given the news I've got another chest infection nd a weeks supply of antibiotics (not what I wanted a week before my big op).
I sat down the other night and wrote a letter to my wife/son to be opened in the event of me dying....seems rather morbid I know but I wanted/needed to get something written down just in case. I've explained how much I love them, how much I appreciate their support and what I want them to do once I'm gone (living their lives without me and myt funeral requests). I ended up getting quite emotional about the whole thing and now I'm just hoping she doesnt get to open the darn thing for another 50 years.
Anyone else go through similar thoughts/letter writing periods prior to surgery?
30 year old male from the UK. Suffered UC for 6 years without treatment. Found too late and had large bowel removed in emergency operation. small bowel perforated. Had 2 x ileostomies... now have just the 1 and awaiting decision for J-Pouch. Tough journey but not going to let it beat me. I WILL WIN.