I have thought about
time frames for surgery- I would not get a jpouch, but rather, a perm ileostomy, so that is a pretty simple one step surgery. Barring any weird complications. I would most likely do it over the summer, as my daughter is out of school then. My employer is a non-profit health clinic, & would definitely give me the time off- I had planned on surgery a year ago & had time off all set, then cancelled it. But the thing is, I keep saying "We'll see how the summer goes..." thinking, if i'm stuck at home another summer, then surgery is a definite. Not being able to go to the beach, or parties, or whatever. So I guess it'd most likely be in the Fall, or over the holidays. Whatever... I try not to think about
it too much, really- if it comes to that, I'll just go & do it. I'm jealous of your new tattoo, ediekristen- I haven't gotten a new one in about
a year. I feel like crap myself- have a head cold. But for the first time in ages, it's not respiratory- JUST a head cold! Which thrills me....