Amey, what is plastic close

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ME!
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   Posted 1/17/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw you mention it in another post.

I had a TC but I don't have a bag. The portion of my colon that remains was reattached to my rectum. I have a 3 inch incision right at my bikini line.

Was just curious as to what a plastic close is.

Hope you're body's fluid uptake is going well.

((HUGS))
Kim

Amey
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   Posted 1/17/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
A plastic close is the type of close that is done by a plastic surgeon. It is an enternal close where your stitches are internal rather than external. The only place you see stitching is on the top of the incision and on the bottom but you cannot see the stitching on the incision itself. The incision is very thin and when it heals you have a light scar.

Your surgeon will know what it means if you ask for a plastic close. If not, find someone else to close you up.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
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ME!
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay, thanks! I was just wondering. I already had my surgery in October. Was just curious. Wish I had known beforehand and I would asked about that.

praying4healing
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Amey,

Can u really request a certain type of closure? Or where ur scar will b?I know my surgery is supposed to b laproscopic and when the doctor first wanted me to have it his main thing was " I can make it so the scar isn't large at all!" of course I was crying so hard in his office that the scar was the least of my worries.

Is this type of close typical of an ileostomy? How'd u find out about it? Is it something that insurance has to cover or something? Wow...u always manage 2 help me out even when I'm not the one asking the question lol. thanx 4 asking ME!
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


Amey
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
praying,

I do not subscribe to this ideology that Drs have all of the rights. The body they were operating on belonged to me. I quess after having so many surgeries, I have learned to speak up for myself. It frustates me that Drs forget that people have ideas too, we should have the right to say where we want certain things done to our bodies. I am sure my surgeon thought I was crazy for making him sign this form which stated my wishes but I was more concerned with my body than his opinion of me.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


ME!
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   Posted 1/17/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Was it covered under your insurance?

praying4healing
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   Posted 1/17/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Amey,

U r so right, and logically it makes complete sense. I don't know what's wrong with me but I have this thing about not wanting dr's mad at me. I've been hospitalized every year of my life since 14. And until about 21 my mother was usually the primary person making my medical decisions. I usually still have her with me for hospitalizations bc I tend to get really depressed and somehow manage to literally forget what happens. Apparently I forget what procedures and tests are done, I forget what dr's say to me. Sometimes I even forget that I actually see certain people (dr's,nurses,visitors whoever) my mom usually has to fill me in. I don't try 2 forget it just happens.
N e way I said that to say that even when putting off my surgery I kept worrying that my surgeon would b mad at me. He was never mean or aggressive, I just felt that way. I think in the back of my mind I'm afraid that if they get mad at me theyl do something to hurt me later on. I have this issue with nurses too. I know it sounds crazy. But u are right it is my body, I wish I had that courage.
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


praying4healing
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 1/17/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Amey,

U r so right, and logically it makes complete sense. I don't know what's wrong with me but I have this thing about not wanting dr's mad at me. I've been hospitalized every year of my life since 14. And until about 21 my mother was usually the primary person making my medical decisions. I usually still have her with me for hospitalizations bc I tend to get really depressed and somehow manage to literally forget what happens. Apparently I forget what procedures and tests are done, I forget what dr's say to me. Sometimes I even forget that I actually see certain people (dr's,nurses,visitors whoever) my mom usually has to fill me in. I don't try 2 forget it just happens.
N e way I said that to say that even when putting off my surgery I kept worrying that my surgeon would b mad at me. He was never mean or aggressive, I just felt that way. I think in the back of my mind I'm afraid that if they get mad at me theyl do something to hurt me later on. I have this issue with nurses too. I know it sounds crazy. But u are right it is my body, I wish I had that courage.
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


praying4healing
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 1/17/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Amey,

U r so right, and logically it makes complete sense. I don't know what's wrong with me but I have this thing about not wanting dr's mad at me. I've been hospitalized every year of my life since 14. And until about 21 my mother was usually the primary person making my medical decisions. I usually still have her with me for hospitalizations bc I tend to get really depressed and somehow manage to literally forget what happens. Apparently I forget what procedures and tests are done, I forget what dr's say to me. Sometimes I even forget that I actually see certain people (dr's,nurses,visitors whoever) my mom usually has to fill me in. I don't try 2 forget it just happens.
N e way I said that to say that even when putting off my surgery I kept worrying that my surgeon would b mad at me. He was never mean or aggressive, I just felt that way. I think in the back of my mind I'm afraid that if they get mad at me theyl do something to hurt me later on. I have this issue with nurses too. I know it sounds crazy. But u are right it is my body, I wish I had that courage.
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!

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