I want to wish you well in your procedure. Can you tell me why you are having this surgery?? Is because of slow transit constipation? And can you also tell me why they are leaving some of the colon behind?? I am from UK and the USA seem to sort things out a lot quicker.
I will be watching these posts and cant wait to hear about your recovery. Also SubColectomyhereiCome - I would also like to wish you well too for your operation in June...
I have had a sigmoid resection, and the scar is about 4.5 inches long below my belly button and it was a neat closure - like glue - never even knew such a thing existed.. hopefully they wont have to make your opening bigger than that...
love Karen xx
2003: Rectocele/cystocele - Pelvic floor repair surgery;
2006: Mucosal prolapse/Obstructive Defaecation Syndrome (ODS); Slow Transit Constipation - STARR surgery;
2007: Partial volvulus (cause of ODS?) - Sigmoid resection. Result: immediate worsening STC;
2008: Now contemplating colectomy as I need to take up to 30 senna tablets daily for some kind of bowel movement (albeit not 'normal' or all at once) or be in discomfort.
Scared to have TC as told I could become incontinent - can't get my head around the fact I might require a 'bag'. :(