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   Posted 7/26/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
ok I'm a little confused my dr. said i will be having the surgery where most if not all of my colon is removed, rectum stays. He will reattach my small intestine to my rectum so I will not have to have a bag :-) ...what exactly is this surgery called and what should i do to help prepare myself mentally/physically for the surgery( hopefully in august)
Do all colectomies require u to have a stoma??????? I just need some answers sad

Post Edited (hopestar) : 7/26/2008 3:43:16 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/26/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
hi hopestar, tby the sounds of it the op is a sub-total colectomy with ileo rectal anastamosis, many ppl on the forum have had it, I had mine june 29th '07, for severe slow transit. Had it all my life the op was carried out when i was 27. I had all the large bowel removed and the attached the small bowel to the rectum. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Take care, You are in my thought
amanda xx

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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
not all colectomies requires a stoma.if you'll have a reconnection of your small intestine to your rectum (ileo rectal anastomosis, you won't have it. I just had it done last 23May08. No bag. After surgery, the same for most people 12x or more, there could be even an instance of incontinence but after a week or two it be lesser and you'll gain control since you still have your rectum. Right now I am 2 months post op, around 5-6x
bathroom trips, it depends too on what you'll eat. But at least no bag right. I am handling it all right, I already know when I am expected to go usually after few minutes after eating. God Bless on you. Just feel free to ask for you to be able to prepare yourself for the procedure, more knowledge about it and what to expect after really helps.
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