Bella--wow, the six weeks will go by fast for you, even though the waiting is the hardest part! Many years ago, I did have a reversal, but for many reasons I now have a permanent ileo. The surgery was easy, but my first surgery was open not lapro and I know everything is SO MUCH EASIER lapro!
If you sort the threads by topic and go to about page 63, you will find many threads for what to expect after your reversal...Good Luck!!
noliecanolie--welcome!! This site is so helpful to some many people...I am glad you found it:)
While my diagnosis is not the same as yours, I did have a reversal many years ago. While there is some pain involved, I don't think it will be as difficult as your prior one. Everyone is different (and our doctors, too), so to say exactly what will happen is hard, but once your bowels wake up, you'll be started on clear liquid then soft foods. Have you taken a look at some of the earlier theads on reversals?
Also, you may get more responses to your questions if you create a new post regarding the c.diff and ARDS. I'll be thinking of you on the 8th, let us know how things go for you.
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