Quincy, my family is doing well, thanks for asking. My husband is between jobs right now so he is home with me. He's basically been doing just about
everything around here. I haven't shown the kids anything yet. I'm sure at some point my daughter or older son will walk in on me or feel the appliance and I'll show them then if they want to see. Hopefully, that will give me a little time for the incision to heal up. They all came to see me in the hospital on day 4 and my 3-year-old was definitely not himself, he just felt uncomfortable there. At first he wouldn't even sit on my bed. But that changed over the next couple of days. He would walk over and put his head in my lap. We're pretty tight. Now that were home they are back in a familar environment and things are going pretty smoothly. My 7-year-old daughter asked me for a piggy back ride a couple of nights ago and I told her that was going to have to wait for a while.
Disneynutt, we're from Ft. Wayne so it was a four-hour trip from us. I know some people have had surgery in Indy. I don't know how experienced their surgeons are - I'd definitely research that - they may have done a lot of j-pouches. I believe the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic are suppose to be at the top for the sugeries. They do tons of them at both hospitals. So for me, it was worth the 4-hour drive just knowing that my surgeon had done hundreds of them.
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
Asacol, Colazal, Prednisone, Rectal Meds, Remicade, Humira
Now UC Free!
First step of j-pouch - April 1, 2010
Second Step - TBD
Third Step - TBD