Hi Wavegirl and Maureen, I remembered (I tried to block it out, you see).... I remembered that the waiting is not the hardest part after all. The hardest part is the last 500ml of bowel prep. That stuff would gag a brown dog. I see you both nodding because you've been there before. So I wanted to wish you luck for tomorrow night. Stock up on barley sugar. Not that it makes much difference. Think of Maureen and I as your virtual cheerleaders for the home stretch, that last 500ml. You can do it!
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I wish your surgery was tomorrow because I think that the waiting is the hardest part. I hope you are having a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with an end-to-end anastomosis because they literally chop the bit out and join the hose back together, stick you on the rapid recovery diet, then wave you good-bye, as right as rain. I had this back in 2009 and I've never missed the missing bits. My advice, and this is personal, is to get off the opiate meds as soon as you are able. They mess with the peristalsis action of the bowel and can create their own dramas (again, personal experience only). Second pearl of wisdom is to get out of bed asap and walk, walk, walk your way back to health and fitness. Thirdly, I'll quote Churchill, "If you are going through hell, keep going." Be strong x
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.