I think the big "fear" about
surgery is actually that many have not researched what exactly happens. I was scared about
it before I started reading about
it. The whole knowledge is power thing is so true!
For many people, surgery brings up thoughts of blood, pain, scars, etc. After reading a couple of books about
UC surgery and doing some research, I am very much at peace with the idea. No, I'm not at the point where I'm ready to say - yank it out! But I'm close. I know that if something happens and I need to have emergency surgery, I'm okay with it. I would surely like to have some time to discuss with my doctors, family, and friends, but if the worst should happen, it's okay.
Nerves are bound to be struck - especially about
such a sensitive subject.
GISguy - I'm very happy to hear you're doing well post op. I "dabble" in the GIS field as well. Civil engineer by schooling. It's an interesting field that's come so far in such a short time. Please continue to let us know how you're doing. Especially come reversal time :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
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