Im sure a lot of people have posted on here about this and im sorry if im repeating but Im starting to get scared about my reversal surgery...
I got my ileostomy surgery Nov.19,08 so Ive only had it for 4 months but im soo ready to get rid of it. Well, part of me is and part of me isnt lol I have a few ?s about my surgery. Oh and mines a little different of a reversal surgery than normal because when they took my large intestines out she pulled my small intestines down to create my stoma and then she connected me to my rectum. So im connected right now its just that i dont poop out of my bum. Its just like, mucus right not. So when she gets rid of my stoma, what should i expect?
Will I have a drain tube anywhere? I had an NG tube with my first surgery but that didnt bother me at all
What should I expect when I wake up?
How long did you stay in the hopital? With my first one, I stayed 8 days
What's different from the first surgery compared to this one?
Im so used to not having to run to the bathroom ten times a day. I just go empty when I want. And I just now got back to where I can run like 1/4 of a mile!
Which is a HUGE improvement bc I couldnt even run 10 ft a month ago! Idk why im so scared of this surgery. Now that im better and healthier I just dont know what to expect from this surgery. Please relieve me of some of my worry lol
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008..waiting on Step2 =]
"The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"