You will be healthier going into this surgery but this is a much larger surgery, they will be working on you a lot longer and doing more things. Be prepared to need more time to recover from this surgery and you may not be able to lift stuff as soon afterwards. I’m also assuming that you’ll need another
open or partial
The dehydration and blockage risks ar greater with this surgery.
I’m not trying to scare you, we’ve all made it through this surgery but it’s better to know about
this stuff going into it. I remember that you overdid it after your first surgery and almost hurt yourself.
I’m glad that you are feeling well.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226