Husband is having "emergency" surgery tomorrow - Wish us luck!

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UC Wife in MD
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   Posted 3/26/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
So I'm sure alot of you have read a few of my posts over the last 6-8 months including my "tell me your surgery story". We've had so much trouble with prednisone and he got so sick over the last year.

Well he had a CT scan on Friday and the Dr. called Tuesday to tell my husband that he had air in the colon wall, was severely anemic suddenly and should go check into the ER. We were going to go talk to a surgeon on Friday about getting the surgery.

Basically they told us that any moment his colon might perforate so they did an emergency CT scan to double check the Friday scan and decided that either today or tomorrow he needs to get his colon removed. They were too booked today so tomorrow at 2pm my husband finally is going to get rid of that diseased colon that has ruined the last year of our lives.

After the colon is out he can get off prednisone, get healthy (get back to work!) and we can start living life how newlyweds should be.

It's finally looking up!

dare5555
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   Posted 3/26/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
whats his name i need it for prayer...God bless

UC Wife in MD
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   Posted 3/26/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
His name is Eric.

Thanks.

dare5555
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   Posted 3/26/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
There is power in numbers , I ask everybody on this forum to pray..

bookworm21
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   Posted 3/26/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with your husband's surgery! God bless
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   Posted 3/26/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck
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   Posted 3/26/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck and Eric will be in my prayers.
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jujub
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   Posted 3/26/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to Eric with his surgery. I'm so glad they found this. The air in the colon wall is a really scary sign, because it signifies that there's already some leakage into the wall, and rupture is a definite possibility.

Hope this will be the start of a new (and better) life for both of you.
Judy
 
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Sara14
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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck. I will be sending positive thoughts your way.
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Lonie
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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
All my thoughts and good vibes coming Eric's way. You've been a terrific support for him, and it's been a rough beginning, so here's to some happy years ahead for both of you. Let us know how he is doing...and you too! :-) Take care.
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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 3/26/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I read one person's post when they shared their story about having their colon removed.. They said as soon as they woke up from the anesthesia, they could feel that they were healed... I hope your husband feels the same way as soon as he opens his syes!!

Good luck wishes for Eric, and for you, UC Wife, You are truly a blessing to your husband and I hope your lives take a huge turn for the better!!

God Bless you both :)
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barbl
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   Posted 3/26/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Visualizing a speedy recovery and perfect colon-free life yeah
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   Posted 3/26/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers are on the way for Eric!

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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck and well wishes for a speedy recovery to your husband Eric!!!!

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redbull
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   Posted 3/27/2008 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with you and Eric. it's in gods hands now. PS I haven't heard of air in the colon wall will have to read up on this.I am the wife of redbull witch has UC this is very stressfull for him and me.I know what your going thru .Let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 3/27/2008 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with Eric too at this time. I will hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Beth75
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   Posted 3/27/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
my thoughts are with you both for a speedy recovery and great health!
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   Posted 3/27/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way. When you can please let us know how he is doing.
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
this is a good thing, believe that! I will keep him in my thoughts. I guess you are going to need a new sign-in name, huh? smile
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I am happy to hear that he will be rid of his UC for good. I hope he has an easy surgery and recovery.
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with that process! Lots of prayers going your way to make sure it all goes as planned. You guys are in maryland? I lived my first 23 years in Maryland, went to UMDCP, and then moved to Arizona because my wife got a job here. I feel your pain about being newlyweds and not being able to do the things are you "supposed" to do. My wife and I were like that at first but things get better! Good luck!
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Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 3/27/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you and Eric all the best!
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   Posted 3/27/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending healing vibes! Please let us know how the surgery goes!
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jujub
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   Posted 3/27/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thinking of Eric today. I hope all is going well.
Judy
 
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Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
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mythreesons
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   Posted 3/27/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending all good thoughts and my prayers to you Eric and your family to stay strong
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