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Roddiesgirl
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 3/2/2009 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Six more days until my reversal!!  I am counting down the days.  I have only 2 appliances left so I hope to have an uneventful week!!  I have a list of things to take with me to hospital (thanks to this site and want to pack my bag and go NOW!!! lol......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)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for March 9/09


Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 3/2/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
boy, talk about cutting it close!! Good Luck, I'll be thinking of you:)

2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 3/2/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Cher, did you get my email on FB? I am SO counting down the days for you! Here's to an uneventful week!
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!
 


Betty Poop
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 3/2/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Congtatulations...you must be so happy. I though I would share this info I once read in an article just in case you run out of appliances before you get rolled into the OR. Back in the day, they used empty tuna cans tied aroun the waist to cover the stome and collect out-put. Boy am I thankful for technology and advancement!!! Good luck!
Cancer Diagnosis  Jan 2001
Hysterectomy turned into colostomy on left side.
 
Feb 2002 
Takedown surgery turned into reconnecting to rectal stump but ended up with a temporary ostomy on right side.
 
Radiation therapy has caused too much scarring of the rectal area to allow for normal BM's. So temporary ostomy has become perm.


dilatante
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 3/2/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
is there a list of suggested things to take to the hospital somewhere?? I'm hoping to have mine done next week. The doctor's office called me this afternoon, and we talked about what had to be done before I had surgery, and the test he wanted done first, plus about pain medicine. When I had surgery last time, the morphine made me really itchy, and I wanted to at least discuss it with him first. NOT the day of surgery you know?? He said he'd give me a dilaudid pca, after surgery. I've not taken a lot of pain meds, so i'm pretty susceptible to them. He said he'd try different things if the dilaudid didn't work. I'm not so much worried about it working, as working to well. Half a hydrocodone knocked me out for 4 hours, so i'm not to worried about how well dilaudid will work. I need to remind them though, I want to wear my glasses while talking to people pre-op. I'm not giving them up till the last minute. I hate talking to people I can't see!!

psygirl6
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 268
   Posted 3/3/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Roddiesgirl,
Good luck with your surgery. I know you have probably heard this before, but do alot of walking to move things in there so you can recover faster. Also I would probably bring an MP3 player, like I did so you can have some music to help you walk and also to bring up your spirits. Also I would probably bring crossword puzzles. When I had my surgery, I bought crossword puzzles, MP3 player, because i love my music and it gave me energy to pump me up when I had to walk. But most important, bring a sweater or something that would keep you warm because hospitals can be cold. I went for my surgery in August and even though it was warm, the hospital was cold. Well, I wish you luck with your surgery.
Maya
diagnosed with slow transit constipation: June 2008
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)


Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 3/3/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I just bumped one of the "list" posts...it's not the one I was looking for, but it is pretty good.

EricaVZ
New Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 3/3/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh my gosh, I am so jealous!

This Thrusday I meet with the surgeon to discuss my reversal, which could happen next month. 

Good luck!  I know things will go well for you!  Then hurry home and let me know what it's all like!


annyb
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 3/3/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Roddie's girl -

If you do run out of supplies before your reversal, you can always call the American Cancer Society (I know you are not a survivor of cancer but they are usually pretty cool about stuff like this). They have those kind of supplies for people.
Crohn's Disease - 29 years
Diagnosed at age 10 in 1979
1st ileosecal resection 1989
2nd colon resection 1993
Chronic "D" and arthritis
Chronic rectal stricture with colonoscopy every 3 months to dialate
Insomnia since 1980 - I love my ambien!
 
SCUBA diver, Master's degree student, college graduate, Pet therapist
 


Roddiesgirl
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 3/4/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
You guys are great!  Thank you for all the good wishes and helpful hints!  I changed my appliance, hopefully for the last time this morning!  Four more days! (not counting today of course).  I bought some baby bum cream, some Cottonelle flushable wipes, and I think I am all set.  Thanks for the tip about the mp3 player...I will bring that too.  I have a really warm robe which I will bring as well.  I go to hospital tomorrow morning for preop work up etc.  I am going to make a list of questions that I have so I don't forget any of them.  Thanks again everyone!!..........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)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for March 9/09

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