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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/12/2008 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband had a colon resection in January for diverticulitis (osis?  Confused about the difference).  He didn't have to have a colostomy but then it came undone and he got peritonitis and almost died.  In the second surgery he did have to have a colostomy.  He went back June 19 and had surgery to reverse the colostomy but things didn't go well and the surgeon couldn't get a good seal the first two times he tried to reconnect so he did an ileostomy to let the reconnect heal.  (At least I think that's why, lol.)  We go back to the surgeon Friday to schedule a reversal of the ileostomy.  Mark weighs around 300 and this made fixing the intestine difficult.   He has had mucus discharge (reddish) all along but I realized tonight that it is clotting blood.  I am hoping that this is because he is on blood thinners for a heart problem.  Anyway I'm a little freaked and just wanted some support from someone who understood.  Thanks, Kelly.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 8/13/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Keep your chin up.... things probably seem pretty crazy for you now, but once your husband heals properly, he will be back to new. Don't rush the healing - just focus on the long term results. Disease Free!!!

Keep us posted on your hubby's progress! Good luck to both of you.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 8/13/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
exactly what peggy said!
i will keep you guys in my thoughts i really hope this works out for him

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 8/13/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Kelly!
Seeing someone you care about in pain and going through hard times can be very difficult - the feeling of helpessness can be overwhelming. I can only imagine how hard all of this has been on you, but it sounds like your husband is in good hands with the surgeon.
Keep us all posted and feel free to ask any questions - there are great people on this site who may be able to help put your mind at ease.
Dx/ed October 2003,
April 2004 - Surgery - 2ft of small bowel removed
Feb 2007 - Surgery again and a temporary ileostomy
Present - on Remicade waiting for surgery to reverse the ileostomy - Health Care System in Canada sucks - wait list is 6 12+ months.

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