I must admit at this point I am scared!
Today is Monday January 7th, and on Wednesday January 9th I will be going in for a total proctocolectomy. This is a major surgery, I have been told that the surgery will last about 6 to 7 hours.
I am very excited to be able to get my life back and no longer deal with Ulcerative Colitis. I am ready to start healing and moving forward but I am scared about the surgery. This is going to be a major life change and I know it is going to be a difficult road ahead but I just need to get through the surgery.
I will be keeping everyone up to date from the hospital after I am done, they are telling me that I am going to be in the hospital for 7-10 days. I will have my computer there with me because I am going to need some connection to the outside world. I will be providing all of my IBD companions about the surgery and the recover from beginning to end so that if someone else is going through the surgery hopefully I can answer some questions. I know that all the information that I have read on line helped me so much, so I am hoping to return the favor to someone else.
Thank you again for everyone who has supported IBD, Daddy and Me! as we have gone through this journey together. Thank you again!