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February 16, 2016 +1 more...

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Surgery Update

Tomorrow is d-day, 11 am.Surgery Update

Just talked to the resident surgeon, and things are not looking as well as expected. They have decided to go with full frontal incisions instead of laparoscopy. The small bowel is too inflamed, they are afraid to mess things up. Epidural, here I come.

More annoyingly, because of the inflammation, I will most likely end up with a loop ileostomy. Not quite what I was hoping for, but I should be able to recover relatively quickly. I'll need another surgery to reverse it in a few months.

Thanks to everyone who sent well-wishes, called, etc. It's all very much appreciated. Vicki will be posting updates on FaceBook. I'll be high on narcotics.

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