Surgery in 2 days..

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I go in Tuesday. I'm scared, but also hopeful that my health will improve. Its been great reading everyones tips and experiences. I'll make sure to post updates on my surgery!

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    I had surgery eight weeks ago. 13 inches of my colon removed (sigmoid and partial  descending colon).  I also had my appendix removed and my sigmoid colon was stuck to my bladder, which caused a lot of bladder problems prior to surgery. I had superior bladder wall thickening caused by colon inflammation and was shedding bladder tissue about 1-2 times a week when I urinated. Also, when my surgeon went in, she found a small hernia below my belly button which she repaired as well.  Needless to say, with everything I had going on, I was scared to death and thought the worst of my potential prognosis. 

    Although I had quite a bit of stuff done during surgery, I must say that my quality-of-life is 1,000,000% better. I’m being a little dramatic, but despite the fact that I was very scared prior to this surgery, everything turned out great.

    I want to encourage you to stay strong, know that this surgery will help you lead a normal life with minimal impact afterwards and everything will be fine! 

    I wish you the very best of luck and hope to see updates on this website after your surgery is complete as you recover. smile

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    Jenny.  Good luck tomorrow. I am 7 weeks post op, and my recovery was slow but that was because I was mostly alone, and over did it by lifting too much.  Please remember to take it very easy when you get out of the hospital.  I will be thinking about you. 
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