Posted 5/24/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -6)
you will def be under during the surgery! it's not a fun surgery, but it's so much better than being sick all the time. I had my perm ileo 4-17-07 and it was the best thing ever.
i don't remember anything of the actual surgery, obviously, but i wasn't really too scared of that. I went in, they put in an IV, took me to the pre surgery, where the nurses didn't like where the first IV was so they changed it, then gave me some kind of happy medicine, lol. The last thing i remember, and this was so stupid, was when they wheeled me into the OR it had windows around it, like a stadium sort of, and it made me think of that episode of Seinfeld with the Junior Mints, so i look up at the dr, and i say, "Are people gonna be able to see my butt up in the air?" and he looked at me kind of funny and he says, well we will have to do the surgery. And i said "No through those windows, like seinfeld and the junior mints." and everyone in there just busted out lauging at me, and hten i went to sleep, but noone saw me, lol.
after that i woke up and it didn't feel good, but the UC pain was GONE and i felt clean that's the only way i know to describe it.
I wish you great luck on whatever you decide