Ileostomy reversal problems

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Mole147
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/27/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I had my reversal 7 weeks ago after 20 months of the bag, this was after diverticulitis, soon after the operation I blew up like a balloon. It was discovered I had a stricture which was dilated and soon afterwards I started to pass gas etc. After I got home I started to get pain in my left side in the area of my colon, I then discovered that the only way I could pass wind was either to lie on my side or assume a yoga position on the floor and the wind was on an "industrial scale". My bms were quite frequent but small amounts of diahroea. I went back to see my surgeon last week who ordered another gastrografin enema. The results were that I had a significant narrowing, I am now awaiting another dilation probably next week.
I wondered if anyone has had similar problems because I am worried that even after the dilation I will no be able to pass wind in the normal way without resorting to having to force it out.
One other thing I seem to have no energy or enthusiasm.

Thanks for listening and keep well everybody.

donnah
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   Posted 9/27/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
hi,hope your managing to sort out your problems if not is it maybe to do with your diet??my dad is 2wks post op from stoma reversal due to rectal cancer,is doing well so far being careful with food,let me know how your doing..............donna

Mole147
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 9/29/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my dilation yesterday, it hurt a bit even with sedation. I have lost count of the number of bms I have had but I have lost 7 pounds of weight in a day. I think if I was carrying that amount around in my bowel it would make me feel lethargic. Hopefully it will get better over the next few days. Surgeon thinks I will need another dilation in 6 to 8 weeks, I hope he's wrong.
Keep well everyone.
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