Update Since my Surgery

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psygirl6
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone,
It has been now exactly 6 motnhs, actually 6 month and 2 days since my surgery. My BM's are doing well with the metamucil. The food intolerance I had experienced turned out that it had nothing to do with the surgery, but they were intolerances that i might have born with,but due to having severe slow transit constipation since I was born, it was very hard to to tell, especially when I did eat all those foods and I thought I was finally going regularly, but infact I was having diarreah, but because the colon was extremely slow and hardly working, the BM's looked normal. My mom and I were discussing this and she told me that I struggled as a baby with constipation. What finally made my colon die was these psych meds that I was from age 20-29, when I had the surgery, that made the constipation even worse and that is why my colon died and I had to have the surgery. This is a huge relief because me and my mom thought it was all surgery related and then when we realized that they were lasting to long and plus elimination diets from the doctor, that is what it was. I hope this is also a relief to all of you, because as many of you read my posts, because I thought these were surgery related, even though I had explained that it just happed to me, I just hope that all of you did not think that would ahppen to you too. I am glad that I finally got this all straightened out and that means my recovery is complete. I just want to thank you all for your support. I will be on here to give you all of the support anyone needs. I am willing to answer any questions about the surgery and everything that happens after, too. I wanted to share this news with everyone to show you that recovery is in reach. You all will get there, and It feels good. i am actually feeling better enough that I am going back to school in spetember. I can't wait. Well, I hope you all are doing well and good luck to all. You are all very brave, friendly, and very support people. I wish you all of the luck in all of your journeys.
 
Maya

Chasblah
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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
What surgery did you have? I'm not familiar with your history.
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; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, 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."


psygirl6
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 268
   Posted 2/10/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I had a total colectomy with ileorectal anamastosis, where they attached my small intestine to my rectum. I had a history, since birth of slow transit constipation and in 2008, my colon just stopped working and died. I had the surgery in August of 2008 and was in the hospital for only 4 days. Before surgery, I had severe constipation and had really bad stomach pains to a point where I was in bed all day and I had pains even in my back plus severe heartburn and I could not even eat. I saw my colorectal surgeon and he did the operation. he saved my life. I recommend anyone who needs this surgery to get it. I know it will be a while after the surgery til you fully recover, but in the end. I rather had gone through what I went through after the surgery (with the diarreah and fatigue and constantly getting sick because of my immune system was a bit damaged from the weight loss, going from 125lbs before surgery to about 105 after.) than have to live with constant pain and sitting in a bathroom for ever and not be able to go, even though I had taken a ton of sennekot. Well, this is how I got my surgery. It was a long ride, but now I am completelyn recovered and I have no doubts about my decision to get the surgery. I hope this help you out alot, if you are contemplating the surgery.

Maya

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 2/10/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear things are going so well!

Chasblah
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 2/10/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you are feeling much better!
I already had a total colectomy. Not sure I want to do anything else.
But I'm very glad to hear your story and that you are doing so well.
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; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, 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."

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