Hi guys! I just want to post the latest since my reversal. Things seem to be working FINE!! Yesterday and today I had normal bm!!! I am so happy and feel so blessed! It is so nice to be able to sleep through the night without having to worry about
leaks and getting up to the bathroom to empty a pouch a couple of times each night. I am eating pretty well whatever I want and feel really really GOOD! I hope that this will be encouraging news for those who are facing reversal surgery in the future. I had bought depends, bum cream and moist wipes, but haven't had to use them at all!! God is so awesomely good! I am still so grateful for having had the ileostomy for the time that I did. It made me healthy again. I have no regrets! Just a heart full of thanks!
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)
Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09