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Kraftuser
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   Posted 8/12/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
My names orlando i am new here. I thought i would say hi. I had a colostomy bag for 2 years then i had a reversal. My recovery was long but after almost three long years after the reversal i am leading an almost completely normal life. I  get to play with my daughter who is 5 months now. I dont have all the answers but if any one needs help with reversal information that could occur after your surgery like bleeding and other things. Things wont get easy fast and reversal can take a lot longer than 2 to 3 months to get better or recover.

flchurchlady
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Orlando,
Welcome to Healing Well. I'm glad you're doing well and are able to enjoy play time with your little girl. Keep checking in here, because we get lots of questions about reversal surgery that some of us don't know how to answer.
Take care,
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


peggy113
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   Posted 8/15/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Orlando,

Thank you for your kindness in offering to help others with information about reversal surgery. Like Cecilia said, some of us just can't answer those questions. Good to heal that you are doing well.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


partygirl
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   Posted 8/15/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi Orlando, congrats on your reversal, I actually just posted about should I have the reversal or not.. I am a mother of 2 a 4 year old and a 1 year old. I am a stay at home mom and my husbend works. I hear from my surgeon that 50% who have it done are happy they did and the other not. A part of me wants to but the other says no. I hear that you go to the bathroom anywhere from 8-12 times a day?? Is that true? It sounded like a awful lot,, Also do you have good control when you have to go?? I know my husbend would like me to get it done but not sure that is whats best. How did you feel going thru the process? Any info you would share would be most helpful!! THank you

Kraftuser
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   Posted 8/22/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Partygirl,
 
Well I was nervous about doing it but everything turned out ok. At first i used the bathroom a lot any where from 8-12 and then i had to have more of my colon removed due to some problems. It was tough at first but it does get easier. Now i go anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day that depends on what i eat as well but 95% of the time i have controll. You will have some accidents but, I am glad that i got it done. I dont think i would be able to play with my daughter as much as i do now if i still had the bag. 
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