Hi all, I have been reading everyone's surgery posts for the last couple of months and I have been a member since June. I am scheduled for an ileocecal resection Dec. 11. I have tried to prepare myself as much as possible. I am still having anxiety when I think about it as it draws nearer. I am just finishing entocort and have been off of pred for about a month. My stomach issues, pain, pressure, tenderness are coming back and its a little scary. The discomfort is nothing like it was before I was diagnosed in June. The pain then was so bad it sent me to the ER before being properly diagnosed. Sorry I am so long winded, pardon the pun LOL. My issue is that I feel down and as if no one understands. My family has been very supportive but I don't tell them a lot about how I'm feeling and sometimes I don't think they realize how scary some of this is. I have so many worries: What will this surgery be like? Will they be able to do laporoscopic? (surgeon said he would try). Will it be worse than they think? (I have a stricture). I've never had a resection. I have had a thyroidectomy, gallbladder removed, hysterectomy but somehow this just seems like it's a whole new ball game. I think my problem is that I have been knowing I was having surgery for two months and the build up is probably worse than the actual event. I am ready to get it over with. I have gotten a lot of useful info from everyone on here and I just want to say thanks. I haven't posted a whole lot because all this is still fairly new to me. If anyone has any words of wisdom or encouragement or advice please post here. Thanks.