Halloween Resection Surgery

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I'll have my colon resection this Thursday on Halloween. it was the 1st available date I could get. I'm nervous and not looking forward to the 2 day prep. but I'm ready to have this surgery and hopefully get my life back. Since my last hospital im September I've prayed i could stay healthy and not have to postpone surgery. I started sneezing and runny nose yesterday and pray this will not prevent it. I also have asthma and lots of times a cold will turn into bronchitis. Praying had this will not happen. i begin taking my antibiotics Wednesday (did anyone else get prescribed these before surgery? Love yo hear about others surgery and recovery

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    Rest easy Linda. I had open cut sigmoid colectomy almost 18 months ago. I also have asthma and was concerned about getting pneumonia, stop worrying, everything will be fine. I also had to take the antibiotics prior to my surgery. You didn't say which surgery you were having, if it's open cut ask for the pain blocker. It will make your life easier the first week after surgery. The big plus for me was waking up to no more diverticulitis nausea. The nausea I was experiencing was from the antibiotics and surgery, which was immensely mild compared to diverticulitis nausea. Follow what your doctors tell you, walk as much as you can, drink lots of water. I've always kept in mind what goes in has to come out, so for myself I stayed on a soft diet the first 8 weeks then began introducing foods I hadn't had in years slowly and moderately. Believe it or not my main craving was for a spinach salad..lol. I didn't have a choice regarding surgery, but if I did...the answer is yes!

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      Even better for you. The healing process is faster than an open cut. Surgery is scary, but after 19+ attacks in 18 months I was so ready for it. Like I said, ask your doctor any questions you have, don't be afraid. You will feel so much better afterwards, mentally knowing you are going to feel almost human again.

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    Glenda is right, Linda. I had open surgery and didn't do as well as I was hoping but I am now 4 years out and the only issue I still have is diarrhea but with fiber tablets even that is not serious. If I had to do through it again I would certainly do it. Again, like Glenda I had no choice. Fistula between colon and bladder. Had to be done. I also agree on the pain block but I don't think you will be needing that. You will do great. Don't dwell on the what if's, think of the I can't wait to be wells. Take care and much luck to you o n your recovery.

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