Hoping for reversal soon

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Tinamarie
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Surgeon called and is hoping to reverse ileostomy in a couple of weeks.  Had several fluroscopy tests this week that showed the fistula wasn't totally healed yet.  He is hoping it is healed enough to do the surgery though.  Have I mentioned that in chances of the unforeseen, I tend to run in the less than 1% area.  So he plans on really monitoring in the hospital for a while afterward.  I'm hoping this can be done and hopefully will help to clear up all the digestive/nausea problems, too.
 
Another surgery is probably imminent to repair prolapses which the mesh material was removed due to infection.  Some sort of somthing or other with the name bridge in it.... rolleyes
 
Just keeping my fingers crossed.  I want to say too that this has been such a helpful site.  I wished I'd found it from the very beginning & even before for other things I deal with.
 
God Bless to all.  turn


1/12/04 surgery to repair prolapsed bladder, partial hysterectomy
12/11/08 surgery to repair prolapsed intestines, bowel, rectum (enterocele, rectocele & intussusception)
12/30/08 temp ileostomy and rectal stent due to rectal/vaginal fistula
 
PTSD, depression and anxiety disorder
 
 
~~Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall~~

Post Edited (Tinamarie) : 3/6/2009 9:32:52 AM (GMT-7)


tbraz
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Tinamarie,

Just wanted to say that I hope you get good news, sounds like you've been through the ringer. I tend to fall into the smallest percentages too, usually with the crappiest results though! Oh well, makes me stronger I guess. Good luck with everything, I hope you are 100% successful! :-)
Theresa

Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
3 step Jpoucher as of 4-15-08


ace flood guy
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   Posted 3/18/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
confused     HELP.  I'D LIKE TO GET STRAIGHT ANSWERS FROM REAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN BY LYING TO ME, LIKE THE DOCTORS DO.  I AM IN GENERALLY GOOD HEALTH, 55 YEARS OLD, BUT HAVE / HAD RECTAL CANCER.  THE WAS TUMOR REMOVED IN MID JAN. 09.  MY SURGEON WOULD LIKE TO DO THE REVERSAL OPERATION IN MID APRIL.  HE WILL RE-CONNECT MY PLUMBING INTO A MORE NORMAL CONFIGURATION, ESPECIALLY SINCE HE WANT TO GREAT LENGTHS TO SAME THE SPINKER MUSCLES WHEN REMOVING THE RECTUM.  MY chemo-doctor HAS STARTED POST SURGERY CHEMO THERAPHY ON AN EVERYOTHER WEEK SCHEDUALE THAT WILL LAST 6 MONTHS.  he DOES NOT WANT ME TO HAVE ANY SURGERYS FOR AT LEAST 3 MONTHS (MID JUNE) AND he WOULD PREFER THE OSTOMY REVERSAL TAKE PLACE WELL AFTER he IS DONE WITH MY CHEMO TREATMENT (LATE SEPT).
 
MY OSTOMY WAS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE TEMPERARY (3 MONTHS).  WILL THERE BE DIFFICULTIES RE-ATTACHING IT IF I WAIT UNTIL 6 MONTHES OR EVEN 9 MONTHS AFTER THE ORIGINAL SURGERY ?
 
HAS ANYONE HAD AN OSTOMY REVERSAL WHILE ON CHEMO ?
 
CURIOUS IN FT.WORTH

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/18/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
ace flood guy...welcome to the forum! Yes, you'll get your answers and someone that has dealt with cancer/chemo or radiation/reconnection will be along soon!

From what I understand, you shouldn't have your reversal until after treatment is finished with radiation, and it is a good idea to wait with chemo, too.

teacandle
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/24/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Ace Flood Guy - we do things a bit different in Canada - I had pre surgery radiation and chemo for 5 weeks to shrink the tumour (which it did - thankfully because they were able to save my rectum - and gives me a chance to have the ileostomy reversed).  My doctors - surgeon and chemo are adamant that no reversal will take place until after the chemo is finished - we only do 4 months because of the pre surgery regiment.  Can't imagine trying to do the chemo and having surgery at the same time - I finished my chemo/radiation in November and did not have my surgery (they also did a full hysterectomy at the same time as the colon surgery) until January 9th.  Then my second round of chemo started in March and goes until June 12th.  My surgeon told me to call him once I was finished with my last chemo and he would do the surgery 6-8 weeks later.

Let me know how things are going for you - as you are the first person I have seen who had cancer and not some other bowel condition.

smilewinkgrin

 

 


Just trying to get through each day.

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