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Tinamarie
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 3/12/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled to have my ileostomy reversed next Wed if the fistula looks healed enough.  It was still 2 cm last wk during a test but did not look like it was going all the way thru to the front wall.
 
What should I expect afterward?  What should I be aware of or look for?  In between my first set of surgeries and then the ileostomy, I had trouble controlling my bowels and often times resorted to Depends.  Is this a possibility?  Also I always feel like I've had to go since the stent came out, they tell me it is lining from the bowel .. is this something others experience.  And lastly, I am still having an awful time with nausea dispite all the tests.  I'm on 3 different meds to help with the symptoms and even they don't work all of the time.  Please tell me it gets better.
 
Sorry for all the questions....I'm just feeling very nervous.
 
Thank you so much,
 
Tina
1/12/04 surgery to repair prolapsed bladder, partial hysterectomy
12/11/08 surgery to repair prolapsed intestines, bowel, rectum (enterocele, rectocele & intussusception)
12/12/08 surgery to find source of bleeding, hemotoma in muscle behind vaginal wall (down to 7 hemoglobin)
12/13/08 gelfoam embolism to stop bleeding (still at 7 hemoglobin)
12/30/08 temp ileostomy and rectal stent due to rectal/vaginal fistula
 
PTSD, depression, migraine headaches and anxiety disorder
 
 
~~Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall~~
 
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Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 3/12/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry I don't have answers for you...I am sure someone will be along. Every one's recovery is different...do they expect the fistula to continue healing?...could the meds be causing the nausea?

Good luck on Wednesday! I'll be thinking of you.

Tinamarie
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 3/12/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohio thank you for replying. ((hugs)) if ok. I feel so stupid asking so much when I am so new. The surgeon said he'd take a good look to make sure the fistula is healing up. I'm a little confused....I really trust him, I know he doesn't want to see the fistula go all the way thru again and have the dangerous conditions reoccur.

The meds I'm taking are to help with the nausea including zofran, prevacid and reglan.
1/12/04 surgery to repair prolapsed bladder, partial hysterectomy
12/11/08 surgery to repair prolapsed intestines, bowel, rectum (enterocele, rectocele & intussusception)
12/12/08 surgery to find source of bleeding, hemotoma in muscle behind vaginal wall (down to 7 hemoglobin)
12/13/08 gelfoam embolism to stop bleeding (still at 7 hemoglobin)
12/30/08 surgery temp ileostomy and rectal stent due to rectal/vaginal fistula
03/18/09 surgery scheduled to reverse ileostomy.
 
PTSD, depression, migraine headaches and anxiety disorder
 
 
~~Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall~~
 
~~Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness to pull another hand into the light~~



LesaJT
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 3/14/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
The Zofran never worked for me. I use Phenergan...At the hospital I get it IV and at home I have had it IV as well and supository. That works great. I had my Ileostomy reversed in Jan. 08. I also have had an obstruction two weeks ago and am struggling to stick to a low residue diet. That helps. It keeps the gas down and is basically soups, potaotoes, cereal, soy milk, pasta. I get constipated and then diarrehia. Hard for me toregualte yet. I was told to start husk fiber next week after my stomach heals a little more. Get some kind of ointment for the bumm and wiping pain. Do you have good meds for the anxiety? I had them give me atavan in the hospital. I take diazapam occassionally. Let me know if you have any other questions.I cannot answer your other questions. Have a good day!

RobinByrd
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 3/14/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have answers for you either.  However, I did want to wish you the best of luck with your healing and recovery!
 
smurf  
: )  Robin
 
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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