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RJnFlorida
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/9/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
 I ruptured in March and had the surgery and will be reversed in September.  This is my fourth month and lately my stomach seems swollen and bloated.  Had this happened to anyone else?
 

linbrook
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   Posted 7/13/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I ruptured in February and scheduled for a reversal next month....I'm doing a colonoscopy on Aug. 13th and if everything goes good, I'll have the reversal on the 14th.  My stomach seems swollen from time to time.  I also get nauseated a lot with pain from time to time in the right side.  The Dr. ran a test on my gallbladder this week, but it was in good shape.  He thought that might need to come out during my reversal.  He's now treating me for an ulcer.  I'm using a prescription - protonics.  Hopefully this will get my stomach back to feeling better.  Sometimes I seem swollen right before a bowel movement.  I've always had problems with IBS.  I hope everything goes good for you.

RJnFlorida
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   Posted 7/13/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your input. My colonoscopy is scheduled sometime in Aug. and like you, if all goes well, my reversal will be in Sept.
I think part of my swelling comes from what I am eating. I cheat sometimes and eat fried or spicey foods which I know isn't good for our condition.
The best of luck with your reversal. I cannot wait for mine as I've had enough :(
HAVE A GREAT DAY,
RJ


Gulfbreezer
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   Posted 7/16/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
RJ
I am no doctor but your eating spicy and friend foods probably has something to do with the swelling :)

I had my reversal done on June 20th after rupture in March. Eating with any kind of ostomy is a trial and error deal. Each person will be different and food reations will be different. Good luck with your next surgery and know that it does get better............ :)

RJnFlorida
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   Posted 7/16/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I know at times I push the envelope in regard to what I shouldn't eat but, sometimes I'm just dying for my favorites and of course, suffer afterwards.
My surgeon has me with the colostomy bag since March and feels 6 months is better for the healing process after the reversal. She knows better :)
Glad to hear you are doing well as it gives me hope too.

RJ
HAVE A GREAT DAY,
RJ

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