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Scott Francis Baker


November 20th, 2006

Chimps prefer MILFS @ 08:55 pm

I had an appointment with "the" surgeon in the area that does ileoanal pouch surgeries. We basically discussed what all I've been through, and what I've tried in relation to my colitis. I'm not responding as well as I'd like to the meds, and I'm tired of being sick. I've been in the hospital three times in the last six months, and that's too much. There is one last medication that might kick in and help but I'm not real hopeful.

Angie and I discussed the options we both think getting a colectomy is the way to go. At that point I'll be "cured" of colitis, I'll just be sans-colon. Some lifestyle changes, and a couple major surgeries but no more major health risks (hospital visits). I wasn't sure how the surgeon would take a young guy (27) whose only had colitis for two years requesting surgery but she seemed pretty open to it. I have to get some other blood work done and sent to them, but it really sounds like it's entirely up to me. At this point I might be leaning towards getting surgery some time in January.

Craziness!
 
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From:muerte
Date:November 21st, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
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The surgeon I spoke with does open surgery. She's "old fashioned" but she hasn't seen a big advantage to laproscopic for this surgery. Plus I guess the scar is about the same size.
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From:graceadieu
Date:November 21st, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)

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I am relieved to know that there is something the medical people can do to fix this condition that has been causing you so much misery. We'll be praying for your complete recovery, whenever the surgery takes place.
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From:sulfite
Date:November 25th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
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yeah, that is young to have such a major surgery. i hope it does improve your quality of life, though. are you going to try the last medication first?

Scott Francis Baker