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    My Colostomy - The Journey

    This is going to be my journey before and after my Colostomy. It will happen at 10:00am Wednesday November 11th. I will be having it done at Sweetish Medical Center in Englewood, CO.

    If you are thinking about having one, I will try to update this as often as possible from my BlackBerry so I will say sorry now for my spelling.

    Stevie P

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    This morning I mixed a bottle Mirlax with 64oz of orange Gatorade I have to drink it all. It says that the bottle holds 14 doses. I don't know what is going happen but at some point it will be all be over and I will be on my way to freedom. I have to start drinking the Gatorade in 5 minutes so I will talk to you in the morning after I have my colonoscopy and then I prepare for my Colostomy.

    Thanks for your encouragment.

    Stevie P

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    Good luck with things Steve, hope all goes well.
    "Life is about how you
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    mountains to climb, your
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    Positive thoughts coming your way, StevieP!

    (KLD)

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    Good luck!
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    Stevie,
    Good luck with your procedure on Wednesday. I hope all goes well for you. I will be going for mine also on December 9th. I'm being admitted to the SCI Center @ The James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa Florida on December 7th to start the 2 day clean out process. I will have to remember the Miralax which I take now at home but only 1 capfull at a time not the whole container. The Miralax doesn't have any taste unlike the horrid GOLYTELY that I had to drink 1 1/2 jugs of back in March of this year when I had my colonscopy at the same place I will be having the colostomy surgery next month. When you can please let us all know how you made out. Is yours being done laparascopically or will you have a vertical inicision down the middle of your belly like I have to have?
    Take care my friend !

    BOB

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Stevie.
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    So last night went ok not to messy so I think I was in the right place at the right time. I will find out in a few minutes how cleaned out I am, when I have the colonoskpy. I don't like to sit on a pad in public, but that is all in my mind. Looking forward to Wednesday when I have Colostomy and that fear will be over to some degree.

    If anyone is in the area of Swedish Hospital come and see me.

    As I sit in the waiting room, waiting on a camera.

    From my BlackBerry
    Stevie P

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    Steve,
    Good luck keep possitive, it will be a good thing. You are also at a very good hospital. I have mine scheduled in early December, again good luck
    Brad

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    Best of luck, Stevie. Getting the colostomy was the best thing I ever did. It has enhanced my life, and is so much easier since my sister is my main caregiver. I had no healing problems and feel it was definitely the right thing to do.

    All the best,
    Mark
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