Reversal Ileostomy

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/8/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm a new member and have joined today.  I have been reading with great interest about all your journey's. 
I have been trying to find information about reversal surgery on the web but there does not appear to much out there. confused
I was diagnosed with Chrohns disease in April 2008 after being taken into hospital very poorly-whilst in hospital I was told that I needed to have surgery and so had a total colectomy approx 2 weeks after going into hospital.  I had no previous symptoms of chrohns prior to this and was in total shock.  N e way I got on with it (as we all do).....
I am due to have a reversal in approx 10 days time and have read some good and bad experiences on here.  What I would like is to hear views from people that have had reversals, and the pro's and cons,  whether they regret the reversal or if it was the best thing they ever done??
I am having second thoughts about having the reversal, I cope with my stoma fine and generally feel well and carry with everyday life with few problems. However hate the way it looks and always conscious of it being noticed etc.....
Sunnyhunny wink

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/8/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had my reversal done in april It was a breeze. I had open surgery but, was walking about the next day feeling great its a lot easier than the first op. wishing you well with your reversal please let us know how you get on. you could pop over to the ostomy forum just click on the disease and conditions above and scroll down to ostomies. By the way welcome aboard! Bev x wink
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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/8/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
That's just the kind of thing I wanted to hear-thanks for the reply chronielass. Am definitely heading over to ostomy forum, was in such a rush to get my q's on so never realised there was an ostomy forum!

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   Posted 8/9/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sedning goodwishes your reversal goes well! Hugs!
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