Hope you recover quickly :) Congrats on kicking UC in the butt.
My next surgery is early and I have to be at the hospital ridiculously early too. I don't know how I will do it!
To be honest, I am doing so well with my ileostomy I have questioned whether it makes sense to go through with all this surgery but i guess everyone wonders that.
Please check in when you can.
Ask your surgeon if you can be admitted the night before or be given a later time. My original admission time was 7am. Told my surgeon I had nobody to give me a lift, the buses wouldn't be running that early and I couldn't afford a taxi. Got the time moved to 11am, but later on my surgeon decided to move the operation forward by a week (no idea why). My new instructions were to go into hospital the day before. With absolutely brilliant timing, that was also the weekend a stomach bug was running round the ward. If I'd gone in a week later, I'd have avoided it.
As for the surgery, yes, I wondered the same thing. It's such an individual decision, I don't have any advice. On the whole I think I'm happier for having gone for it, but it's not something I'll be able to properly judge until next year I reckon. It may sound like a titchy thing, but one thing I really like is being able to sleep properly on my stomach again. It actually makes a real difference to me.
@EMINTP - Best of luck with your surgery today! If you've had it already, I hope all went well.