Why three surgeries?

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Liza D
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I am having 2 surgeries; The first one my doc took out my colon, made the J-pouch and temp ileostomy. The second surgery is take down, reconnection, whatever... They pop the ileo back in and seal me up.

Why do some people have three? What is the first surgery if the second one creates the J-pouch? And why are people's ileos moved on their stomachs?

(I was just reading stories on J-pouch.org- that's where all of these questions came from... )

:)
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Arthritis (2003)
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
Osteopenia (2008)
Depression/Anxiety (2002)
J-Pouch May 2009

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suebear
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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   

3 surgeries are done when either the patient is extremely ill (as in an emergency) or if the patient has been on high doses of steroids (takes longer to heal).  The surgeon decides how many steps after taking in consideration patient health and drug history.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Liza D
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 166
   Posted 7/6/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh... I get the steroids thing and the ER stuff... But if they remove the colon in the first one, where is the small intestine? Do they connect that to rectum and then they have to go back in to make the J?
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Arthritis (2003)
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
Osteopenia (2008)
Depression/Anxiety (2002)
J-Pouch May 2009

Check out my blog: shlookshlies.blogspot.com/


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 7/7/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
In the first surgery the colon is removed and the small intestine becomes the temp ostomy.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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