Post Edited (Neuro) : 5/11/2009 1:10:57 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Neuro) : 5/11/2009 1:25:11 PM (GMT-6)
You have been through so much and have such a great attitude! Yes, you can opt for a permanent ileo or a k-pouch. Good luck with your decision.
Post Edited (Neuro) : 5/12/2009 3:01:12 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Neuro) : 5/13/2009 10:23:35 AM (GMT-6)
I understand that some temporary ostomies are two holes and some only one. (I had a one-holer.)
I thought the reason to fasten the rectal end near the emptying stoma was just to facilitate the reconnection when the time came--not pass contents.
Why would contents be diverted downward? Both ends might as well be connected.
Post Edited (Neuro) : 5/14/2009 5:20:23 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Neuro) : 5/16/2009 6:01:46 AM (GMT-6)
"There is one stoma with two openings: a proximal (functional) end that effluent empties from and a distal (nonfunctional) end that empties mucus. Keep in mind that there is some continuity of proximal bowel to distal bowel and some stool will enter the distal stoma, thus there may occasionally be passage of stool and/or mucus via the anus."
the above quote is from www.convatec.com or http://www.convatec.com/en/cvtus-optsrgstus/cvt-portallev1/0/detail/0/1579/1912/options-for-surgical-stoma-construction.html/