having a total colectomy in 11 days and scared

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lam
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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Can someone help me with a few questions~I have has colonic inertia for years and am also having a rectal prolapse! I am 45 and a very active person and hope this will help me have a better quality of life! What kind of foods can I eat! How long will my stomach be puffy! My scar should be from my pelvic bone to belly button! I had a hysterectomy last year! Is this surgery harder? I look forward to talking to someone! The Dr. will connect the small intestine to the rectum! How long does take to have your first potty experience ! Tks lam

lam
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   Posted 1/1/2007 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My colectomy is scheduled Jan.11 2007 lam

suebear
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   Posted 1/2/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I have a j-pouch due to chronic UC.  I lost my entire colon and rectum.  Recovery is long, about a year but I was able to resume most activities within 3 weeks of surgery.  I eat everything, I mostly live on fresh fruits and vegetables but there are no foods I avoid due to my different plumbing.  I have not had a hysterectomy so I cannot compare the experiences.  My abdomen was lopsided for about a year but it did even out eventually.

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
 


Phyllis B
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   Posted 1/2/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lam

If you go under the forum for totral colectomy you will find a wealth of information and several peoples experience of total colectomy for colon inertia. 

Phyllis


lam
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   Posted 1/2/2007 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure how to go under that firum for total colectomy~can you help me Tk you Phyllis

Phyllis B
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   Posted 1/3/2007 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   

No problem

There is a blue banner  that says

HealingWell.comForum>Disease&Conditions>ostomies>having a total colectomy in 11days and scared

lick on ostomies and a whole listing of various forums will be listed and just go to "total colectomy Part 12"

You can also scroll through the olist and go all the way back to read from part 1 onward...

Phyllis


lam
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   Posted 1/3/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Phyllis~that will be so helpful lam
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