how long did you have severe D after? And how much intestine did you have remove?
My surgeon said I could have it months and I may not return to having normal BM's (or somewhat of normal)
I know it will vary from person to person but just want to get a general idea if I can. I am incontinent and cannot get these types of surgery's if this is the outcome, so we are looking at a colostomy as an option. If I wasn't incontinent (due to a botched surgery mistake) this procedure to remove/repair my stricture would be very simple but of course, it is not that easy anymore due to this darn incontinence problem. It has turned my life upside down, aside from my Crohn's symptoms. I am so nervous to jump into getting a bag when there is a possibility I "may" not have the severe waterworks forever after a resection or stricturoplasty. Do I take the risk and chance more time out of work, more time on the table, and more guessing and hoping? Or do I just take the leap...is a colostomy a permanent thing - is it reversible if they come out with something in the next few years to help my incontinence? In a very difficult place. Ultimately my surgeon will help me decide the best procedure for the best quality of life outcome but I would like to get your opinions :)
*FYI - I already had a sphincter repair last year which was successful in gaining muscle movement back. For some reason though I am still not able to control, especially if they are loose and gas (so embarrassing!!!!). My dr's are doing tests to see if the Crohn's has drifted into my colon and have also put me on Canasa suppositories to see f it will help my urgency issues. Right now I only have a few seconds to make it to the BR. Its terrible.