Cat Scan this Thursday

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Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 2/3/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi y'all...having my cat scan this Thursday to det if I can have my ileostomy reversed or not!!I am so happy (but nervous)....I called hospital and it seems I don't have to take any redi-cat at all...YIPPEE!!  ...Cheryl :-)
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


Chasblah
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Total Posts : 788
   Posted 2/3/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
What are they looking for on the scan to determine whether or not you can be reversed? Just curious.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/3/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Apparently they want to see if there are no leaks (??)

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 2/4/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Cheryl, I just want to wish you good luck tomorrow with your CT scan. I hope all goes well; in fact I know it will! I will be keeping you in my prayers. Let us know what you find out!!

HUGS!!!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 2/4/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck on your CAT Scan.  When will you have the results?

Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/5/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the good wishes....today is the day!  I have to wait for a week (next appt with surgeon) for my results. I'm trying not to think about it...but it's kinda like the elephant in the room.. smilewinkgrin I am trying to psyche myself into believing that it will be ok if I cant be reversed.  I feel so well now with the ileostomy, but...wouldn't it be nice if I didn't have this little pouch??.... and it goes on and on....I'm trying to just stay in today!!  ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!..Thanks for letting me vent!...Cheryl
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 2/5/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you today Cheryl!! Sending you good wishes!!!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/5/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Amanda.....now the waiting begins..... smilewinkgrin
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 2/5/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
How did it go? I know you won't have the results for a week, but I know you were worried about the actual test. Was it comfortable for you?
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/5/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I didn't mind it at all....I didn't have to have any type of contrast though, so I don't kow how they can tell if there are no leaks???  The last time I had one, I had an iv contrast plus a rectal contrast...nada this time...weird huh?

Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)
 


2 RIS K
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 2/5/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if they can tell or not. I can say that I had contrast each time. That is sort of strange, I would ask about it next week when you go back for your results. Aren't you just glad it's over with? Now one more week and we'll have the answer we've been waiting for! I can't wait, I just know it will be good news. You'll be free of that pouch before you know it!!
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 

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