Questions for those who have had reversals

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2 RIS K
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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
When they did my reversal they stitched my stoma site closed, and now there is a lump there. Does that lump ever go away?  If so, how long does it take?
 
Does your stomach ever look normal again, and if so how long does that take? 
 
Can you exercise?
 
I had a few more questions, but now I can't think of them...any help you can give me would be appreciated.
 
Amanda
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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bratcat
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I had my reversal in November and I'll see what I can answer.

1. My surgeon did not stitch my stoma hole shut. He did not want close it because there is a higher chance of infection. The area has finally fully closed and is just a scar. I don't know what to say about the lump you have. My big scar from the first surgery is not totally smooth but I think that is because of where it is and how it healed.

2. I have never had a flat stomach and realized right after my reversal that my stomach went much further in on the side where my stoma was. The other side looked like it was full of air. As my incision healed my stomach began to even out more. (Now I just have to give it some tone).

3. Yes you can exercise. If it is after 6 weeks you can do heavy lifting. If it is not six weeks yet than you still can exercise just be careful not to lift to much because you can get a hernia. I haven't done to much strenuous exercise but just started yoga in gym so that will begin to work on my abdominal muscles.

Hope I helped a little.
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2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 1/12/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info. I'll have to check with my Dr. about the exercising because I'm still in the hospital and it's been over six weeks.
Amanda
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
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 

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