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It's been a long hard week but surgery was successful, lymph nodes are out (andclean!), and the temporary iliostomy appears to be working. I'll catch up on others' posts as soon as i am able, but in the meantime, i hope you all are well.



jr2012's picture
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Here's wishing you a speedy recovery and fast reversal. :)

thxmiker's picture
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We are happy for your positive outcome!

Sending Our thoughts and Prayers you way!

Best Always, mike

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Glad to hear that all went well and about the clear nodes.

Rest up.

Wishing you easy and speedy recovery.

Marie who loves kitties

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Joined: Apr 2004

That is the best news you could get at this stage- it bodes well for a good long term outcome.

Congrats and wishing you a speedy recovery (though be patient as it takes some time for everything to settle down post op)


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Sounds like the surgery went well and that's good. Just rest up and when you can, let us know how you are feeling.


danker's picture
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Glad that all went well. Hope you don't have to wait a long tyime before takedown. Lots of luck-hugs too.

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Maybe this is hard to believe, but at some point, you won't even THINK about the ilestomy...it'll become just another routine.
I cried when I first got mine and would take forever in the bathroom getting everything arranged, but after a couple of months, it became very easy.
Congratulations on a successful surgery~

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Joined: Jan 2012

Glad your surgery was so successful! Nice clean lymph nodes! Can't ask for anything better!

I agree with Tommycat. After you change the bag by your self you will realize how easy it is to maintain! I was a little scared of it at first because the first time the nurse in the hospital changed it I had just got done eating. Bad mistake! It kept flowing and she had difficulty getting a new bag on! But the second time she had me change it with her there and we did it first thing in the morning with no problems at all. I am honestly glad the first one went so bad because after that I knew I could handle anything!

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