resection with perianal

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   Posted 6/23/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
I am very grateful to be back at home after spending the winter in the hospital. I have crohns and perianal disease, I had a resection(colostomy) with the possibility of a reversal. The emergency surgery was a result after my colon perforated in November 2009. Is there anyone who has had a similar situation where they may have had their colon reconn-ected after this precedure. Was the perianal still present or had it healed when/if your colon was reconnected/reversed.
Thanks for your response,
Prayers for All,
Be Blessed!!

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/24/2010 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
comfort~sorry to hear you were hospitalized so long shakehead

I did have a temporary ileostomy for many years and have since had a proctocolectomy. My first ileo was due to a perforation and was reversed after 3 months but during those 3 months I a had a much better quality of life. Once I went back to my 'regular plumbing' my life slowly returned to pain and living in the bathroom. It was after about a year that I went back to a temporary ileo and kept that for 8 years.

We are all different and respond to meds differently, too. For me, during those 8 years, medication greatly helped keep the perianal disease (I had strictures and fistulas) manageable but it did stop working at some point...that is when I decided to have a permanent ileo.

You may want to cross post this question on the ostomies forum...there are many posters who have been through this and can share their experiences!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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