Deflepchic and threedgrad--welcome to the forum! Although a little late for Deflepchic
You have both been through a lot, but this is a great place to vent and learn about the new you! Please remember that you will receive more answers to your posts if you start new threads. I am afraid that you might not get the answers you are looking for if your questions are attached to older ones.
Just a quick reply to Luis,
This may seem kind of random but I was just reading my daughter's PA magazine and the symptoms for Postoperative Ileus sounded just like yours. It's been a while since your post so maybe you've been diagnosed and all is well or at least on the way to well. I had my reversal in early February and am still having some difficulty with looseness. I also had a sphincteroplasty and those issues are topping my reversal's at the moment. Good luck to all of you as life gets back to normal or maybe doable is a better word!
Had ileostomy reversal April 27, 2009. Burning butt, ring of fire, raw skin, very unpleasant. It doesn't seem to matter what I eat, I have frequent trips to the bathroom and a constant sense of having to go/urgency. Only been a few weeks, hoping that things get better. Only sure-fire way I've found to avoid issues is to not eat. Sleep is scarce, quality of life is poor, wish I could fast-forward and get over this already. Went from severe ulcerative colitis (15 blood infusions of about 30 units in the course of two months) to the post-surgery issues I have now. As I type I have had several urges to go to the can and haven't eaten in about 18 hours. Everyone is different with their recovery, but it seems that time will help get me to where I want to be. Here's to hoping...
Post Edited (Marsky) : 6/9/2009 7:21:40 AM (GMT-6)