Bowl nicked during surgery

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   Posted 11/16/2008 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone respond that had a bowl nicked during surgery and what the recovery process was and what it may do to me for the rest of my life. I had surgery in august for mings disease, than just this month I had surgery for scar tissue that obstructed my colon. my intenstines were pinched from the scar tissue and i could not have a bowl movement. I am so miserable and scared that i will never recover fully. I am young 24 years old , a nursing student, and very healthy, and active. I am afraid my life ahead my be questionable by this ordeal. surgery and the nick and recovery from all the surgerys. thankyou please help me with my questions.

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   Posted 11/16/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
if this helps you at all...

i had surgery to remove 8 inches of the colon and 2 inches of the ileum. i was off work for almost 3 months. it was another 1-2 months before i was able to do any physical activity, which i had to introduce very slowly. 6 months later i had a colonoscopy to see how my bowels were looking. a routine biopsy perforated the colon, in essence creating a hole to my body cavity. i was rushed in for emergency exploratory surgery. for this surgery, as it was less evasive, i was out of work for 1 month and still about 1-2 months of taking it easy.

i have had a full, complete recovery from both of my surgeries. my bowel movements are normal and i engage in what ever physical activity i desire. the only downside is a massive scar i have running vertically through all of my abdomen, but then things could be worse, right?

just give it time and i would expect you to make a full recovery. colon surgery is rather routine now.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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   Posted 11/16/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
turn  Thankyou that is so incouraging as I started my physical activities at the strenghth I was used to and not slowly, I had just gotten a flu shot and I got so sick every one thought it had to do with the flu shot. I vomited 43 times in one day and got to the Doctor the next day. The rest I explained  I am looking forward to recovery Is there anything I can take to help with scar tissue not to form again so I never have to have surgery again for intestine, bowl , etc . I have been taking vitamin e, aloe vera, I never expected for this to get so bad. thankyou for your prompt reply and encouragement. May you heal completely and continued good health.
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