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A colon resection is a surgical procedure that removes part or all of the large intestine. This may be necessary in the treatment of some serious medical conditions including colon cancer . Your doctor(s) may also recommend colon resection for a variety of other conditions including:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Actively bleeding arteriovenous (AV) malformations
Sound like getting part or all of your large intestine is a major deal? It is. But you can help achieve best outcomes, and get back to your old routine more quickly, if you plan ahead, communicate with your team, and recruit a great support network.
Good questions to ask your healthcare team as you begin to prepare for surgery include:
• What should I do to prepare for surgery? Should I be following any special diet? Quitting smoking?
• Will my insurance cover all parts of my treatment (surgery, anesthesia, hospitalization, etc)?
• If not, how much will this cost and do you offer...
As I write this, the hazy sun casts long shadows over the early evening landscape, and I’m drowning in air that feels like the inside of a shower stall after a 20-minute shower. It’s 95°F; the humidity must be in the 90s, as well. Heat radiates off every surface, making trees on the distant horizon wobble and shimmer, while close at hand a slight breeze breathes even hotter air languidly through the leaves and branches over my head.
OK, I know, it’s summer, it’s supposed to be hot. But not THIS hot. Not in New Hampshire. Anyplace where the temperature drops to –35°F in the winter has no right skyrocketing to 100°F in the summer – there should be some even tradeoff. High heating oil prices for high air conditioning prices. Not both. But here we are, suffering through yet another heat wave. And challenging though it is, I’m sitting outdoors, determined to really feel the heat. I mean, how often do you get to feel completely a...
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