Good morning from Texas.
I would like to introduce myself. I am Jan and our daughter Holly(age 31) has had Crohn's for 10 yrs. She has suffered a great deal as all Crohn's people have. Last year her gastro dr told her that her colon was getting to the point of needing to be removed. Well, she prolonged it for a year. Now, after her colonoscopy in May, the gastro & surgeon both agree that she does not have a choice. Her colon is nearly totally blocked right at the entrance or exit depending on how you look at it. Hmm. They are removing her entire colon, attaching a bag. An ileostomy, correct? The surgery is scheduled for Sept 9. I am quite sure that someone there has had this done. Please help us to know that she will be ok!
Holly has a beautiful 5 yr old daughter. And a runaway ex-husband(probably a good thing). She gets lots of love and support from her family.
Thank you for this site and for all of you doing such a good job!
I have learned quite a bit just reading some of the posts.
Smiles and hugs, Jan