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justjenjen
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   Posted 3/10/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
For those of you without your colon....

Since we no longer have a colon does the small intestine drop at all or does it still stay put? I never thought to ask...

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/10/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont know i think it just kind of settles around into the empty space.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 3/10/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
i think it's supposed to stay put, but i'm not sure of nothing... it's interesting though. maybe i could ask my surgeon... he has his own forum!
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


peggy113
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I think gravity and scar tissue play a role in where things "settle". But I'm pretty sure that things just fall into the space that is available.... however much and where ever that may be!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/10/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it moves around, too, because sometimes I'll get a kink in mine, which will cause a partial blockage, and that never happened when I had my colon. It happened over the weekend and I got frustrated, so I did a handstand to try to reverse gravity and unkink it. It seemed to help, because it started to unblock itself after I did that. Hey, you learn something new every day! smilewinkgrin
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


summerstorm
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
you did a handstand? that's awesome!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
desperate times...desperate measures!!  I don't think I could do a "real" one...I'd have to use a wall shocked
 
Oh, and I think everything finds a new home.  I know I felt things move around for a little while, but finally settled down after a month or so...my bladder is definitely different now.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My hubby (God bless him) held my ankles. Everything was going well until my puppy came up and started licking my face! I started laughing and almost fell over. turn
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


pepperann27
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   Posted 3/10/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
aren't dogs so helpful? :) I love dogs!!
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!
"Don't worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try"
 


justjenjen
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   Posted 3/11/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the responses!!

nene205
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you asked that ? because I have wondered the same thing. I have been thinking my small intestines are all bunched up in a ball on my right side! Guess it's just a stinking hernia though.

psygirl6
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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
My small intestine moves all the time. I even feel it dancing especially when your just sitting there doing nothing, so it would be more noticeable. I had my surgery back in August 2008. Lets just say my small intestine is always having a party 24/7, lol.

Maya
Rectal Prolapse Surgery: December 2006
diagnosed with slow transit constipation: June 2008
total colectomy with ileo-rectal anamastosis: Aug 7, 2008
Numerous food intolerances (gluten,lactose,msg,etc)

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