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Offline elephant

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Unrelated Major Surgery
« on: August 01, 2018, 12:08:36 PM »
So I developed ulcerative colitis not long after I donated in 2011.  I've finally reached the point where I'm scheduled to start surgical removal of my colon (step1 surgery)  this month and hopefully construction of a jpouch (step 2 surgery) at the end of November.

My surgeon does laparoscopic surgery and thinks he can reopen the same incision from the nephrectomy.  Has anyone re-used their incision?

Now I need to brush up on all the surgical preparation and recovery hints! How many internal organs can come out of one person? 

love, elephant

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Re: Unrelated Major Surgery
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 02:31:24 PM »
Knock on wood, no other surgeries, but wanted to wish you best of luck and quick recovery in your upcoming surgery. Hope it helps to give you some relief.
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Re: Unrelated Major Surgery
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 07:21:00 AM »
Thanks @Orchidlady, I expect it will be a bit harder than the donation surgery, since I am going in sick instead of healthy. 

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Re: Unrelated Major Surgery
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 06:45:52 PM »
I am so sorry to hear that it has come to this.  You seem like one of the nicest people on here.  I know they've come a long way with what they can do.  I don't know a thing about you but I will pray for you. I've always liked elephants.  ;)

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Re: Unrelated Major Surgery
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 08:43:43 AM »
Thanks PastorJeff,

Appreciate the prayers.  May I be granted the strength I need to deal with this illness patiently!

I will need to switch from peanuts to peanut butter...

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Re: Unrelated Major Surgery
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 03:33:58 PM »
Elephant,

wishing you a successful surgery and full recovery.

Keep us posted.

Sherri

Sherri
Living Kidney Donor 11/12/07

 

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