I’m gonna tell you all the potentially awesome news…just don’t tell my dad. I’m serious Internet, if I find out one of you turds told him I’m gonna hunt you down and stick stuff in your stoma.
Anyhew. I ended up telling my mom about this news, and her and my dad were the two I was worried about. I just didn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. We’ve all had so much disappointment through this process, I felt like I could protect them from this one if it doesn’t work out. But at my last appointment with Remzi, he said that since the bowel wall is playing peak-a-boo, he might just finish the whole shabang up in this next surgery. I KNOW.
So lets talk about how this surgery is like the biggest day of my life:
- I’m working my ass off to lose this weight. If I dont get the lbs down enough, I don’t get the surgery,
- There is still a chance this surgery won’t work and I’ll go perm ileo.
- He could move my stoma site and keep it there until the next surgery
- OR he could choose to create the jpouch and hook it up all in one swoop.
Basically Dr. Remzi is my god right now and hes choosing how my life will work from here on out. And hes making that choice while im passed out, and sliced open on a table. You wanna be me, dont you?!
There is a lot riding on this surgery. Like a lot. Each one of those scenarios has a seriously different outcome. So here I am, back in limbo land. So pray to your God or bow down to your Satan. Do whatever you gotta do to get me a new butt.
That is awesome news!! You really have to be fit and ready for them to do the two-stage process when they started out on the 3-stage route. My CEO had his j-pouch built out and put into use in one operation too. That was ten years ago, so if it can be done, then from what i hear your doc can do it!! The other concern is how much scar tissue they will have to go through if they end up doing 3-4 sugeries… the Patron Saint of IBD is Saint Bonaventura!! I am not Catholic butt I will put in a word to him that a perm ileo is not the final outcome b/c that would suck big time!!
This is a big deal! I hope all works out… just remember any of the options are better than being sick or worse.