Updates from Surgery #2/3

by on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 1:02
This entry is filed under: Coping/Support

Hey all,
Its been about 6 weeks since my surgery…and this one…of course didn’t work out 100% awesome like I wanted it to. The surgery went ok, I got my pouch but he didn’t do a takedown. Also the stoma separated, and retracted, my vagina got tilted, I got depressed, and all sorts of other fun adventures.

I’ve done a lot of updating since then on my other blog, and I don’t want to clog up this blog space with all of that info. So…I’m alive. New surgery (and hopefully final) is June 7th.

I’ve been really anticipating this final surgery but not in a good way. I’m terrified of it. So far NOTHING has gone right, and I’m petrified that my jpouch will not work, or fail, explode or spontaneously combust or something. Luck is just something that isn’t on my side…so I’m going into this final step with nothing but doubt. Uplifting, eh?!

On the bright side I’ve lost almost 60 lbs from this time last year. No steroids after surgery and a lot of hard word can go far! I just started taking vitamins last week, but other than that, I’m not on any medication. NONE. So…thats a perk so far for the surgery!


I hope you are all well.


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2 Responses to “Updates from Surgery #2/3”

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    Kim says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Hi Jackie,

    I am so sorry that things have been so difficult for you. I was in almost the same shoes at this time last years as you are this year. I hope your final surgery goes well. If it is any consolation, I had the same fear you have right now. Everything was going wrong and I thought the j-poch would fail miserably. I am happy to report that one year later the pouch is still performing perfectly. I can eat pretty much whatever I want and am feeling great. I sincerely hope you have a similar outcome. Just stop and take a deep breath. You will get there!

    Kim :)



    Jackie Z. Reply:

    Thanks for the note Kim. I’m still super worried about it. I’m really nervous about the take down and all that jazz, its just so uncertain. Especially now that I’m switching surgeons. But…stories like yours give me a bit of hope!


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