Angela, I have a question...I have a temp ileostomy right now, and I'll most likely not have my reconnect surgery till after graduation (in May). What can I expect from the second surgery? I know you're just out of yours, and it takes several weeks to get back to normal. My doctors have said that it will be a "piece of cake" compared to what I went through with the first one (lots of complications b/c of perforated (sp?) colon), but then my surgeon was saying how much more complicated it is to reconnect, and how many things can go wrong. I know people have this done all the time, and I even know someone who has, but I'm still really apprehensive. My parents are helping me possibly look into a specialist for surgery. Any suggestions, etc.?
I am a walking miracle.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in April 2002.
Able to control mostly with nutrition.
Major flare up May 2008 & pyroderma gangrenosa
Emergency surgery to remove colon on June 15, 2008.
I am so grateful to the Lord for being able to live!