I was wondering how long your partner has had his ileostomy. It was my specialist that put me on the waiting list for my reversal (straight after I was given the bag). Im just wondering why this wasnt done for your partner. I do know that for some people the reversal is not an option, but usually this would have been explained to you as to why!
Any questions that you have about the reversal I am happy to share with you.
I had my reveral done on Dec. 15, 2005. It took quite awhile before I felt confident enough to sleep on my stomach. It's quite an odd feeling. Like you said, no pain just an odd feeling. I now find myself waking up on my stomach, no big deal now. I guess I've adapted to the "odd" feeling. My only complaint is that I have to wear body armor at work and it irritates the incision area. It gets so sore that I have to tape gauze over the entire length during working hours. Other than that, it's been business as usual. I think time is all that you are going to require to adapt to the changes within.
Best of luck to us all!
My name is Leon and I just had a reversal almost two weeks ago. I left the hospital only after a five day stay and my wounds are healing nicely. However, I still feel some lumps inside, like the type mentioned by some earlier. My question to all the people who have had the reversal and had felt lumps is this... Do the lumps ever disappear or do you still have them? If you still have the lumps, how long ago has it been since you have had the reversal? All answers will be appreciated. Thank you very much.