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hopestar
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/7/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
ok well i was informed by my doctor that the surgery will not cause weight loss, but then alot of you say you have had weight loss. I'm very swollen my face, hands, legs, and my distended belly full of poo. Hopefully gonna hv surgery for CI next wk im confused does it depend on the reason , what kind and the individual what happens? I don't even really care just curious to straighten that out...i knw i keep repeating the same questions but everybody has there own way to answer so ... I just want to feel better and be able to go poop on my own :-)   I hope that the swelling, distended belly full of poo goes away but i don't know if it will.
    After surgery is their a specific diet that needs to be followed or is it pretty much trial and error with what works for you? How long does it take after surgery to have first bm usually?  My doctor said that with the ileorectal anastomosis you will basically have 3-5 liquid stools a day. What is the average amount of bms a day for u people? How soon do you go to the bathroom after you eat? I'm afraid of surgery any advice on how to ease my fears? well im playing the waiting game soon enough ill be under and then on my way to recovery... What would you compare the pain to after surgery? How long is usual recovery time? Did any of you suffer from swelling of the face, hands, legs, and walk around with a belly full of poo (lookin 9 months prego) and pain that brought u to tears alot??? anything else u wanna add go 4 it
take care all -Heather

mommyphotographer
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 159
   Posted 8/7/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
dont have time to send much of a responce back. but what you having done.. do you know if your having surgery now or is it still a waiting game. and also what are they doing to you. . you having a subtotal colectomy or you having a bag on the out side or inside (sorry i am not good with my terms, i dont know that correct terms at all) . just wondering i can only tell you about a subtotal and for me it was very very painful and i thought i was going to die. not to scare you but it wasnt fun. my lungs clappsed part way and that hurt so bad also. but after the first few days things just keep getting better. you will hate the tube in your nose to your stomach. you will hurt like crazy to get out of bed and walk. you will want to cry but know it will only hurt more to cry because you will have to blow your nose but blowing your nose will hurt your belly so you dont want to do that either. but in the end it was worth it all to me at this point. I am still recovering and still in pain but am glad i finally got it done. as far as the weight you loose. of course you will loose weight at first because of prep and light eating. but hey doesnt mean this is a weight loss program because once you can eat again you will gain it back if your a person who likes junk food and fatty foods. You will loose some weight ,but people do with the flu and that doesnt mean you will be getting so skinny. because when you get better you eat more and so on. and you cant exersize like you might want to becasue your stomach was cut and you have to heal. my dr told me yesturday that i still have to take it easy for 3 more months. not lift much or exersize much. i can walk or ride bike but not just yet he said. so more taking it easy.
on the flip side your food wont be in your body so long now so there for things dont stick to you as bad as they did.
I started my BM in the hospital at like day 3 or 4. and home day 5. I dont have a bag but i go about 5 times a day. the dr told me that will get better also. but i am thinking i want it to stay. LOL
ok good luck and let me know what your having done.. explain in terms i will understand.
and hey yes i asked the dr and my appendix was taken out during my surgery. i had no idea.. that was interesting

worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/7/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, i just typed a huge reply, and the forum said i wasn't logged in, then it kept saying my password was wrong, anyway it deleted my full post. Sorry, but feel free to email me, lots of info for you good and bad. be thinking about you xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole


hopestar
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 8/7/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
mommy- i am definitely having a total colectomy ileorectal anastomosis within this coming week hopefully.


worsenow what s ur email address mine is virgohlm@hotmail.com

thnku both

worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 8/8/2008 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
i have sent you an email, hopestar xx
extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole

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