Reversal surgery sheduled

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Rightway
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 11/8/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
The doc has me scheduled for reversal surgery Dec 5.  This will be so different from the emergency surgery I had to have in August from a ruptured intestines due to diverticilosis, so I guess its ok to be anxious and wondering what to expect as far as healing time and how different it will be than the last 4 months of open wound healing I have been going through.  I do understand there will be a definite healing process for the stoma also.  I was wondering if I would need to worry about bowel movements that have become so loose during this time of using the bag and how it will be after the surgery.  Anyone been through this with any advise?

peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 11/8/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot offer any words of wisdom for you as my ileostomy is permanent, but you should be excited and anxious! Congratulations!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


maine
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 2/24/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
HI THERE RIGHTWAY!


IAM SCHEDULED FOR REVERSAL ON THURSDAY AFTER SAME CIRCUMSTANCE AS YOU, HAD 2 PERFORATIONS IN SIGMOID COLON AND WAS SEPTIC AND RESECTION AND TEMP COLOSTOMY
IN OCTOBER 07.

I AM GETTING A LITTLE NERVOUS ABPUT RECOVERY, NORMAL BOWEL MOVEMENTS AND REGULARITY AND CONTROL. JUST CURIOUS HOW YOU DID AND MAYBE SOME TIPS ON WHAT TO EXPECT? SURE WOULD APPRECIATE IT

DIANE FROM MAINE
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