Hey gang!

Well, only a few more days until my k pouch surgery (on Tuesday), and I have a million things to do before then, so I'll say farewell now. FYI, I'll be hospitalized at Mount Sinai here in Toronto for about 2 weeks, I'll try to get my hubby, Freddy, to post an update, I'll probably be out of it for at least a few days (I'll be in the OR for 7 hours!). I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, to all of you!!! In the 11 years I've been on this site you've always been there to make me smile when things weren't going so well, and have given me hope, and insight! I'm forever grateful to both Bill and Dave for creating this site, and to all of you! I'll try my best to keep you posted as soon as I can, talk to you all later,
Much love,

Eric aka J2K! Eeker

Ps - a lot ask me this, am I scared? I have to say, no, not really, I've been waiting for months, I can't wait. Of course I'll be weeping like a little girl the day of, but everyone does that, right?? Lol!
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Eric, good luck to you. I'm sure you sail through this like a champ. Being an experienced surgical patient (and a medical professional) you won't be unfamiliar with the routine. I'm sure the anticipation is what will keep you up at night!

Jan Big Grin
Good Luck Eric, I hope the K pouch is the answer to your prayers. You've suffered a long time with your J pouch.

I'll be thinking of you next week and hope all goes well!!!!!

What can I bring you to put a smile back on your face Eric??? Not croissants...you won't be eating yet and Dr C will kill me if I bring in a bottle of wine Big Grin....
Good luck to you and I'll see you around the 25th.
All I need is to see your pretty face, can't wait to see you (don't be too jealous ladies! Lol!), like I told you, if I'm sleeping, wake me up, don't want to miss your visit! Big Grin
Good luck to you, Eric.

(I am so envious that Sharon is going to be visiting you.)

And early thanks to your hubby, Freddie, who will be and has been your caregiver, friend and comfort.

Take care and we will be waiting to hear how it went!

Good luck!
My six year old will be across the street at Sick Kids having her colectomy on the 28th. Healing thoughts - I hope this is the end of your (and our for that matter) journey!
Eric, you know I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery. I'll be saying healing prayers for you. If you can send me a private message on facebook with your number I'll call you when you are feeling better. Many hugs, kisses and warm thoughts coming your way.
Fred, you take it easy, I'll be thinking of you too.
Since nothing can keep you down, do the doctors know that they need to double up on the anesthesia just to get you under?

You'll do wonderfully and all those staff people will be telling other patients about their very favorite - and funniest - patient. See you in a few!

kathy Big Grin
If you are at Sick Kids across the street (I had about 20 of my surgeries there in the '70s)I can pop by after I go to see Eric if you like...just PM me with your name and floor number...I would love to spend a day distributing hugs of encouragement!
I am sitting at work and each day I begin by gaining strength from this site. This morning I am brought to tears by the love and support you all show on a daily basis. I am so thankful for this community. Good luck Eric. We will all be thinking of you. You are on your way to feeling good!
This morning I am brought to tears by the love and support you all show on a daily basis. I am so thankful for this community.
What a beautiful sentiment Maximaus. I absolutely agree with you!

kathy Big Grin
Ok, I'll see you in 10 days! Hang in there...the calvery is on the way Big Grin...that hospital is my old Alma Mater...you are in great hands there...they are kind and loving people who are dedicated to helping sick kids...you can not get a better class of human beings on the planet!
Just take it one day at a time, keep her as happy as possible for now and talk about the 'future' and the 'once it is over and done' and 'when you are feeling better' ...give her back her dreams of being a kid...I'll see you soon...prayers all the way.
PM me with your full name so that I can find you at Mt Sinai...I just heard from Rina and she will give me an apt the week of the 25th.
Hi Eric,
Hoping your surgery goes well for you. Dr. Cohen is a wonderful surgeon & will do his very best to achieve a successful outcome for you. We will all be thinking of you on Tuesday. Best wishes from Dixie.
Just doing the prep for tomorrow, I'm fine, really, not too anxious, I've done this too many times already, I just wish to god they could make the prep taste better! Good god, it's like drinking water with dirty socks and salt, gross! Lol! Fear not, I know I'm in good hands, I'll be just fine, I'll try to give an update as soon as I'm able,

Eric Eeker
Good god, it's like drinking water with dirty socks and salt
And how would you know what dirty socks taste like?

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and sending tons and tuns and tums of heavy-duty healing vibes and thoughts!

Big smackers - kathy Big Grin
That is the exact definition that the French use to discribe North American coffee! Sock water...so just imagine that you are in Paris sipping an American coffee in a French Café and watching the world go by...
Hugs and hope for tons of good luck and great healing.
Just a reminder that I made the prep more tolerable by licking a slice of lime in between gulps of that salty stuff we had to gulp down. Almost like tequila shooters.....almost! Hope all went well, Eric!
OK, you must have some good visualization skills, to imagine GoLytely as tequila shooters! I'd like to spend some time in YOUR brain!! Sounds like quite a party...

Jan Big Grin
Yes, Jan.....I have a "gifted" imagination! It has served me well. I can pretty much place myself wherever I imagine being....for awhile, anyway! So far, I don't need medication to do this. Then again, maybe I need meds to prevent me from doing this!
Ha ha you guys crack me up. I'm sure it'll give Eric a laugh as well.

Hope all went well, Eric!

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