Surgery Monday

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   Posted 6/6/2007 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband will finally have surgery on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Stocchi.  He is anxious to find out what life will be like without ulcerative colitis.  He has had it for 33 years so this will definitely be a new experience.  Thank you for all of the help and support that you have given us over these past few months.

vette guy
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   Posted 6/6/2007 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Lots of luck with the surgery!!! We're here to help you along the way to recovery. Give yourself time to heal both physically and emotionally. Having an ostomy is whatever you decide to make of it. At first (1989)I was miserable with an ostomy. I was only 28, married(and still am to the same great woman) with a son and on my way up the corporate ladder. I thought my world as I knew it was over.  I spent some time feeling sorry for myself. However, it didn't take me long to realize that my life was improving little by little every day.
I was no longer in pain. I was doing things that I wouldn't dream of before the surgery. Plus, I was no longer scoping out the bathrooms every place I went. Now, life is good....REALLY GOOD!!! You'll see. Just give yourself a little time to adapt to the "new addition."
Please let us know how the surgery went.

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   Posted 6/7/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Nancy's hubby. With a wife like Nancy, you'll get through this with flying colours - we're here to support you too.

Take care.

I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 6/7/2007 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, may he have a speedy and uncomplicated surgery and recovery.
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.

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