SO- I met with my surgeon yesterday, & schedulted the procedure for 4/14/14. It went well- long appt, almost an hour. I am having the surgery 4/14/14, will be in the hospital about
a week, & out of work for anywhere from 4-8 weeks, barring complications. Gulp... he is going to remove my large intestine, my rectum, my anus (it's got to come out because the fistula is so low), create the ileo, & repair the fistula. He hopes to do the upper part lapro, but the lower half will most likely be
open, he likes to be able to "feel" what's good & what's not. It's going to be a very major, very complicated surgery. I came home & pounded a giant glass of wine. Than another! I'm not really nervous, I know it's going to absolutely suck, but it's been hanging over my head for so long, & it'll be nice to have it done with. I really like the surgeon too. He said I'll feel ok in about
3 weeks, with the ileo & all, but my butt is going to be REALLY sore for a LONG time. Funny enough, I used to freak out about
the ileo thing- now I could really care less about
that, it's more the butt issue that scares me! Is there a forum for *** wounds??? haha.....