Butterfly.....I believe you are a candiate for a kpouch. I find out May 27 at CC if I am, I too was not a candiidate for a jpouch, but you and i have very similar stories. It is just not performed anywherere around here.....there are good surgeons in CA, Cleveland, and FL. I had no choice but to get the loop ileostomy first becuase if my obstruction, but i was planning on just going for the k pouch. It is also very common to covert a loop ileostomy to a kpouch. They are not as commmon becuase most with UC and Chrons are candiadates for j pouches.....it does have some complications associated, but they have greatly improved over time. Do you have all of you sm intestine. I think you need to call me.....Lizzie
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS-C 2000
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008
Four abdominal abscesses- Feb 2008
2 JP drains- Feb 2008
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008
Botox injections Dec. 17 2008
Dx Anismus- Second opinion U oF M
Recommended at home biofeedback for 2 months, BUT before I could
Admitted with Small Bowel Obsruction April 4, 2009.
Suggested ileostomy April 12 with no resolution.
Loop ileostomy April 13, 2009 and still recovering.
Right abdominal abscess and hospitlilization April 20-24
Cleveland Clininc Surgery consult for kock pouch May 27 with Dr. Remzi (understudy of Dr. Fazio)
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