I had a temporary Ileostomy operation done on the 3rd of November (2008) as part of a major surgery with my hysterectomy.
I was informed that it will take me 3 months to heal- so the reversal operation will be approximately February (?).
I would like to know roughly what happens (as standard) as part of the recovery from the reversal.
I have questions such as:
How long does it take to heal internally where they reconnect the stoma
How soon is a person allowed to eat after the operation and what type of food is allowed to begin with
How long does it take for the external healing process to complete (including removal/disolving of staples/stitches)
How long to expect to stay in hospital
What bowel problems to expect to experience after the reversal and how long for
Is there anything else I should know
Many thanks for any information