Updating you guys:
My surgery will be this Friday with Dr. Wexner at CCF. I had a four day hospital stay to stabilize me when I arrived and I'm hooked up to TPN at night. Feeling pretty sick, but enjoying the freedom of not being in the hospital.
I am going forward into surgery with a completely clean and clear conscience. I have done EVERYTHING reasonable for my colon and do not feel any hesitation regarding my decision. I am glad that I tried the drugs, the diets, the various supplements and off-labels, and even FMT. Whatever comes, I have fought honorably and only hope that Gd will finally grant me the peace and freedom I crave. I sincerely believe that I am starting a new, IBD-free, healthy, and happy life.
That said, the idea of my large intestine being cut out of my belly and pulled out like an anaconda is kind of terrifying
I hope that I can have two stage surgery, but either way, I'll be feeling healthy with an ileostomy for some period of time.
Edit: Katmom, I was thinking about
your daughter. I hope she is doing great and looking forward to takedown.