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Sending you (((hugs))) and prayers, and the best surgical team possible. Thank you for sharing and being so very brave.

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5 hours ago, J San said:

Damn brother, You have been through some ****. How you have such a positive outlook is a mystery and a miracle. Good for you, your one in a million for sure. Best wishes to you on both your surgeries and grand outcome. Happy healthy healing as well. Look forward to hearing all the great positive things you have to share about this experience.

I suppose so, thank you for saying so. There is nothing I can really do about it, so I choose to be mostly positive. I still get cranky when I am either very tired or not feeling well. Except for the three small bowel obstructions I have had since I had the surgery last August, I've felt pretty well.

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3 hours ago, Screwballski said:

I wish you a speedy, comfortable recovery. Please keep us posted.
Thank you for trusting us with your story.

Thank you and you are welcome! I'll post as much as I can, depending on how I feel after.

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Will they have to move it again after you lose all the weight?

That is the $128k question! I asked to have a panniculectomy at the same time so my stomach would be flatter and the scar tissue in the middle would be removed. Both the bariatric surgeon and the colo-rectal surgeon highly suggested that we not do that. They agree that I should wait until I get close to my goal weight and then re-evaluate. It is likely that it will have to be moved again. If it is, it will be done in conjunction with a panniculectomy / Tummy Tuck. It will be coded as a panniculectomy so my insurance will cover it. Tummy tucks are considered cosmetic and are not covered.

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48 minutes ago, Svdlux23 said:

Hi,

Your story brought back alot of memories for me.. my mom had chrones disease and went through a lot of the same things as you did. She was diagnosed in the late 80's and went through countless surgeries until in late 97 she went in for a stoma repair and caught a staff infection.. she had 2 months in hospital to get rid of that and then had another surgery on the stoma in Jan 98. The next morning she got up from her bed to be walked around the hospital corridor and collasped and died. She had a pulmonary embolism. She was only 52 year olds. It was such a sad story because she went in for a stoma repair and never made it out.. Sorry just your story brought alot back. I hope you have great success and this will help you deal with your chrones easier.

Holy crap! I'm 52! I hope that nothing like that happens tomorrow or during my stay. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's troubles and her passing. There was not much the doctors could do with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis back in the 80s and 90s. Things are a bit better with better drugs and additional drug choices, as well as better surgical techniques.

My brother has had a couple of infections that have kept him in the hospital for long periods of time. So far, I have not experienced (knock wood) any infections while I've been hospitalized.

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42 minutes ago, Sosewsue61 said:

Sending you (((hugs))) and prayers, and the best surgical team possible. Thank you for sharing and being so very brave.

Thank you very much. I appreciate it. You are welcome!

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19 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

🔥🔥I hope you know the after photos will be flaming hot🔥🔥

Oh, I don't know.. I've never been described as hot, let alone flaming hot! (-:

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So, I've had my surgery time changed now three times for tomorrow. It started at 10:30 am, then at 10 am, and now I'm scheduled as the first procedure at 7:30 am.

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I weighed in at the doctor's office and I'm down to 345.1! That makes 38.8 pounds lost since June 29, 2018. I'm uploading a screenshot of the trend from the LoseIt! app. As you can see, I had a big uptick in weight in late July and mid-August and it took a bit to re-lose that same weight again.

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Wow! What a rough journey!

You deserve all of the health and happiness that is coming your way!

Rooting for you!

The first 2 weeks after surgery are usually the worst, not trying to be a downer. Just want you to be prepared and know that it only gets better from here!

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I wish you the absolute best with your surgery tomorrow! I hope you have speedy recovery!

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Wow... you are an inspiration and you are definitely a fighter. Sending good wishes to you on your surgery tomorrow.

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Your life story is so touching...you are so brave and very positive. I know you will do good, you have a lot of support here.

Please keep us posted buddy ((hugs))

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