right colectomy

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Tish30
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  Just wanted to know if anyone has had this surgery. I am so nervous I just wanted to know someone who has actually had the surgery.

Amey
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell.com

I am not sure what a "right colectomy" actually means. There is a total colectomy (removal of the entire large intestines) and a subtotal colectomy (removal of portion of large intestines). There is too much information in this forum for me to share everything with. I invite you to look around this forum. Try clicking on different topics and reading other people's posts. You will find a lot of people here have had a colectomy surgery.
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.
 
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Ash83
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tish,

I agree with Amey. There's a plethora of advice, questions and answers amongst the forum.


Amey- I had my entire colon removed but still have my rectum and a few inches above. Would that be considered a subtotal? I know many who have had their colons removed have their rectums removed as well and wasn't sure what the different terminology for each would be.

Amey
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have any of your sigmoid left, then you have a subtotal. If you have ileo to rectum, then you have a total.
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


flchurchlady
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   Posted 1/21/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Ash and Tish,
I had a proctocolectomy, which is where they removed your entire colon and rectum. It makes sense that they call it that, because a proctologist is a butt doctor. :-) I feel 100% now, so I have no regrets in having the surgery after suffering for 7 years with Crohn's, which, for me, was chronic diarrhea. sad
Cecilia
 
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy & ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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