Wedesday I had an appointment with the surgeon to schedule surgery. I was feeling exceptionally bad so I told him about
my hospital visit last week etc.. He checked my records from the visit and he said well let's do it--- the surgery that is. He admitted me in to the hospital and told me that he would perform the surgery Friday... Boy, was I shocked. He didn;t want to take the chance that I would deteriorate any further.
Unfortunately, he said the best thing was to do a three step instead of two step. Because of extended pred use and how sick I was it was the best for me.
Thursday was the day for tests- x-rays, EKG, lots of blood work etc
Friday at 4:30 pm, I was wheeled in to the OR and I was in reovery by 9:00pm
Got back to the room by 10:00
Ok- was I in pain -- real pain whoooooo..... I have a pain pump which really helps
They got me up today to walk and I sat in the chair for a while. Not bad at all.
The stoma is working well- they already emptied out twice. It doesn't bother me at all to look at it, in fact it is rather fascinating.
And it farts --- too funny. When the physical therapist came to help me it farted very loudly. My daughter was so embarrassed- he and I just laughed.
Well, at least I had the surgery laparscopically which he wasn't sure he could do.
I will keep you updated- I hope to be out by Tuesday.... Keep your fingers crossed.
Oh yeah, I have to change my profile.... :)))
Pancolitis, DX October 06
Lexapro, Colazal 3x3, Synthroid, Protonix, 6MP (100 mg)
Prednisone 20mg, Iron, Vitamin D
Surgery almost certain