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ohcountrybear
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   Posted 6/7/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I havent been to active on here lately......things have been so hectic. Anyways, I go into surgery on Tuesday and Im so nervous.....I cant even sleep. They are removing about 2 feet of colon, putting the ileostomy back together and making an end colostomy. I am worried about having the colostomy. Because my motility is soooo slow. My ileostomy has always been like a thick paste so Im scared I will end up with more blockages because my stool with be so much more harder. I trust my surgeon, I just hope this is the right way to go.

Trigirl
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   Posted 6/8/2009 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I would be nervous too. Got a good book. that usually makes my eyes tired and then I can sleep. Wow does that mean you won't have a bag any more? I get colostomy and ileostomy mixed up. Hope everything goes well for you and God bless.

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   Posted 6/8/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck countrybear!! i wish you the very best with your surgery!! so you have motility probs? was your first surgery b/c of CI? i hope things work out for you for the better. you have to have faith and keep extremely positive, o.k?

Trigirl - i think the difference is that an ileostomy is where they remove the whole colon and the stoma is made from the ileum, or from the ending of the small intestines, and a colostomy is where they don't remove the whole colon and the stoma is made from the colon. mmm... i hope i'm right though.. please correct me anybody if i'm wrong.
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colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/8/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Countrybear, wishing you a peaceful, relaxing day today, and an excellent outcome with your surgery tomorrow. (((big hug)))

Hodaya, you are correct!

Trigirl, a colostomy requires a pouch, too.
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
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ohcountrybear
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   Posted 6/8/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hodaya...... I have always had motility problems but my first surgery was due to a tumor in my rectum that was wrapped in my sphincter muscles so they rebuilt my muscles but then because of the motility I couldnt go to the bathroom at all which landed me the ileostomy. When they did my ileostomy he found a lot of hard stool in the colon and that is after several preps before my manometry and two surgery preps and still had hard stool in my colon.

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   Posted 6/8/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm so sorry for everything you've been through. there's something i still don't understand, if the rectum was fixed, so why couldn't they remove the colon and connect the smalls to the rectum, like they do in the case of CI?
 
Cecilia.... thanks!


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colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


ohcountrybear
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   Posted 6/8/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
The sphincter muscles arent working....the manometry is worse now then before my sphincteroplasty. They said if they attached me now i would only be 30% continient.

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   Posted 6/8/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
i see, i'm sorry. i'm taking into consideration i may have to have a bag too. i hope not, but if it happens, then i'll have no choice. i think that even living with a bag will better than how i am now. how are you dealing with the bag? do you feel you have a better quality of life with it? how long have you been with it?
Hodaya
 
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure 
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction


ohcountrybear
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   Posted 6/8/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Honestly the bag doesnt bother me.....I can do anything I want to do and I have no pain...I even eat what I want.
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