I need some term definitions, so I don't keep confusing things. I'm still a bit new at this and I need to get all my terminology down.
I keep seeing a lot of people using the term 'reversal' and I know what that means - no more ileostomy. You get to use your butt again. YIPEE.
Do you consider a j-pouch a type of reversal, or does 'reversal' only refer to non-j-pouch connections?
Are they two totally different things, or is reversal a general term?
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
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