Hey Cheryl, I'm sorry to hear about your swelling. Does it hurt? I can't wait until your appointment on the 16th. I know you can't either; I want to see what he says about getting your reversal. I hope my experience hasn't scared you. I still would have the reversal even knowing about all these complications. To me it's worth it not to have a bag. I keep praying nothing goes wrong and she won't have to go back in and give me another ileostomy. I'm so glad we've been able to go through this together.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Take Down Surgery Scheduled - December 15, 2008
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