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Slice
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
So i'm having surgery on monday.
 
They call me to tell me when to arrive......5:30 am!!!
 
WHAT THE?!?! Man, how about letting the guy who is getting cut
up sleep in maybe??
 
I guess the good side is i should be awake and still in pain for Monday Night Football, right? yeah
 
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006
 
Red Sox WORLD CHAMPIONS 2007
Patriots undefeated


JudyK89
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, you'll get there at 5:30, then you'll have to find someone because no one's in at the front desk yet, then they take you to the surgical area where you get undressed, and wait and shiver, lol.

Good luck, I hope it all goes well for you and that you'll have a nice long remission (and that your pain will be controlled enough that you can enjoy your football).
Judy
Crohn's Disease   
Too many surgeries, ileostomy6MP for maintenance.
 
 


Irish_Mom
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   Posted 11/17/2007 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't you just love those early arrival times? That happened to me when I had my ACL reconstruction done. We had to be there at 6 am which means leaving our house 3:30 am because it's a 90-mile drive.
 
Good luck with your surgery. We'll all be thinking about you. I had my colectomy on a Monday and watched MNF afterwards. My husband was laughing at me because I thought it was the Chargers playing but it wasn't. tongue
Terri
 
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Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


flchurchlady
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   Posted 11/17/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Slice,
That's rough that you have to be there so early, but then again, is there ever a good time to lose your ass? I just want to reassure you that you are going to be okay. They're going to keep you very comfortable with pain medication, and you're going to come though this just fine. Please know that we're thinking about you and are praying for you.
Take care,
Cecilia

Amey
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   Posted 11/17/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Slice,

I had to get up at 3am for most of my surgeries so I could be at the hospital by 5am (and of course, the surgeon is never there before I am). The thought that brings me comfort is that I know that eventually I will get to go back to sleep for my surgery and I will get to sleep a lot over the days following. So, don't worry about being tired for your surgery...you'll be back in dream land before you know it.

I am adding you to my morning prayers! Can you have someone contact this forum so we can get an update on your progress?
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
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Slice
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   Posted 11/17/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm just looking to complain about something.  hah  I get up for work around 4 am as it is, so it's not like a major issue getting up that early.
 Just hoping the surgeon isn't tired and removes the....wrong......stuff.
 
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Personally, I'd rather be on the surgeon's docket as the first procedure of the day, rather than the last of the day! Esp on a Monday where the dr has had the weekend to recup from a long work week. 

Slice, I will be thinking of you. GOOD LUCK.  like Cecilia said, can someone log into thid board to let us know how you are doing?

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah that does suck! although i do agree that is best to be the first, the longer you have to wait the longer you have to worry about it! i had to be there at 5:30 the morning of my surgery too, and we had to leave the house at like 3:45, that sucked big fat butt!
anyway, hope it goes well, and do try to have someone let us know!
 
 
snaej ni tfel eht no cip


Amey
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   Posted 11/18/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Slice,
 
Good Luck tomorrow.  I will be thinking of you at 5am. OK, maybe not at exactly 5am.  I will still be sleeping. I be thinking of you somewhere closer to 8am...(not a morning person). nono
 
However, Cecilia gets up early...she will probably think of you around 5am and Peggy is in pain from her shoulder so she might be up too.  tongue
 
You are in my thought and prayers.  I hope you have an easy surgery and a quick recovery.
 
 
 
 
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


peggy113
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   Posted 11/18/2007 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Yep, you are right Amey! 

Slice ---   Good Luck at your surgery in the morning.  We all will be thinking of you and awaiting news from you....  take care,

Peggy


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 11/18/2007 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
the way my child has been sleepign and with this stupid cold, i might still be awake, so if i am i will be thinking of you too!
 
 
snaej ni tfel eht no cip


Slice
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   Posted 11/18/2007 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Ahhhh, it's just about midnight. I don't see any point in going to sleep. Patriots just killed Buffalo, so at least i'll be in a decent mood when they cut me open. Ok.....not really.
I'll be hanging around all night.
 
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006
 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 11/18/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Slice- 

GO TO BED. You need your beauty sleep!!!  Me, well, as soon as my drugs take affect, I'll be drifting off myself.

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Slice
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   Posted 11/18/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
MMmmmmmmm drugs
 
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006
 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 11/18/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
lol that was gonna be my response, valium and morphine are your friend!
 
 
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Slice
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   Posted 11/18/2007 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, in a few hours i'll be looking for the valium to calm down.
 
Crohn's for what seems like forever
Bagged in August 2006
 
 

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