Sorry to bump an old topic but I have a stupid question.... What hole is it that you're all talking about
? The anus/hole you used to defecate from? Why is it a wound now?
I always wondered, when you have a colectomy, do they just sew up your anus or how does that work? It seems that if there's nothing attached and you're pooping from the hole in your stomach, there's no need to have the other one
open. They never really seem to explain that part of the surgery anywhere I look!!!
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)