Reversal is scheduled for 2/2!

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Nutz
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   Posted 1/28/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!  I am so happy to announce that I am having my reversal surgery this upcoming Tuesday, 2/2.   I had another flexible sigmoidoscopy today and my surgeon said that my anal opening looked more open and he only had to dilate m a little!  He is letting me keep my surgery date for this Tuesday and I can't tell you how ecstatic I am!!!!
 
So now I have to get things in order for surgery.   I know that I have read that gas pain and butt burn are usually the biggest complaints after surgery but can someone give advice on what to do for these.  Sorry, but I feel like I need to hear again how to prepare myself.  Even though I am thrilled, I am still getting nervous.  Any other advice is much appreciated!
 
Thanks,
Darlene (Nutz)
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


crohnielass
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   Posted 1/29/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Nutz, I'am so pleased for you thats brilliant news! wishing you all the very best with the surgery and a quick recovery I will be calling on you for tips of how to deal with the after effects you will be a pro by the time i get it done!!!! good luck mate will be thinking of you on 2/2 Bev x smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp stoma Postponed till ???????
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)


" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."


Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 1/29/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Nutz!!  Awesome news!  I had not problems with butt burn or anything after my reversal...I hope yours goes as smoothly as mine did...Good luck!!.....Cheryl
 
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09


Nutz
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   Posted 1/29/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bev and Cheryl! I will update as I am able! Even better news, now my surgery has been bumped to this Monday, February 1st. I know it's only one day different but I cannot wait!

Cheryl, how many times would you poop a day?
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Roddiesgirl
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   Posted 1/30/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually had a problem with constipation after my reversal.  I just couldn't go at all!  I tried Milk of Magnesia and that worked along with prune juice.  Then my surgeon told me that sometimes a suppository will get things moving from the other end more effectively than anything orally.  That got me going and it was fine after that.  I still have constipation issues but I had them before surgery too (IBS)...I'm telling u all this just to give you some thoughts from the other end of the spectrum as most people have diarrhea and butt burn while I had the oposite....My surgery went really well.  I was admitted on Monday, surgery same day and released from hospital on Thursday.  Recovery time was much quicker than the original surgery.  They say they wont release u until you've had a bm but I didn't have one in hospital at all and they still let me come home.  It was several days after being home before I could get things going.  I'm sure you'll do fine through it all.  You must be very excited.  I know I was!!  I feel so blessed that things went so well for me.  I pray the same for you!!! ....Cheryl
 
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09


Nutz
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   Posted 1/30/2010 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cheryl. Wow, thanks for the insight. I am really excited and have been wanting this for so long but I am VERY nervous. I think even more so than the first surgery. I just don't like not knowing what the outcome is going to be and the fact that it takes a year or so to get back to "normal." Thanks for the prayers...I need them!

Darlene
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Chasblah
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   Posted 1/30/2010 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hurray! good luck!!!!!!
Chassity
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)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


capecodder33
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   Posted 1/31/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck nutz! i'm scheduled for takedown a week after you on the 11th. i was actually originally scheduled for the 2nd as well but rescheduled my surgery date to accommodate work.

i'm stocked up on imodium & metamucil and will be buying some calmoseptine ointment soon.

oh, and of course i've gotta load up my ipod touch again with a bunch of movies for the hospital stay. :-)
Male, 29 years old. dx ulcerative proctitis 1987; ulcerative colitis in 1993.
Tried sulfasalazine, asacol, colazal, rowasa, prednisone, imuran, 6 MP, probiotics, remicade, and humira. Achieved remission for 3 1/2 years with remicade & 6 MP after a nasty flare.

Now UC free! :-) J-Pouch Step 1 on 12/10/09, Step 2 on 2/11/10 and DONE.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/31/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That's tomorrow...good luck!

Collicat
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   Posted 2/1/2010 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nutz,

I am hoping that everything is going smoothly today. I am so happy for you. My son, Dillon, is having his reversal the first of March so we will be waiting to hear your insights.

Cathy

vette guy
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   Posted 2/1/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Isn't that Groundhog's Day?
 
"They say we're young, but we don't know...."

dilatante
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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Nutz!! I hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow!! I had my reversal surgery, April 13th, 2009. Did it hurt?? yes!! but it was so worth it!! I didn't have butt burn afterwards, but I had an ileostomy, because of a perforated bowel, not for IBS, or Crohns. I did have an ileus after surgery, but I also hadn't been out of bed, and moving. I was on complete bedrest until the saturday after my surgery. I had surgery on Monday, and was on bedrest until Saturday. I went home, 8 days after surgery, on darvocet for pain. I have a VERY high pain tolerance. I hope and pray your surgery goes smoothly for you.

Roddiesgirl
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Total Posts : 262
   Posted 2/2/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Nutz!  Hopefully your surgery is over by now!..Hope it all goes smoothly for you!...Cheryl
 
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
 Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09


Comber
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Total Posts : 40
   Posted 2/6/2010 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey just wanted to let you kno i did have some butt burning and went to the bathroom about 10 times a day for about a month but it did NOT take me even 2 months to feel normal again and i had my reversal Jan 9, 2009. I dont know why everyone keeps saying that!! It was the best thing that ever happened to me!! hope your surgery went well!
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