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mom9mom
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 11/21/2008 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
HI everyone had my gallbladder out last week. Came home from the hospital on monday did not feel very good untal yesterday.I have a new 5 inch scar to go with all the other ones I have also a 3/4 inch one where the drain tube was.I have had alot of drain tubes this year but this was the first one that I was awake when thay took it out.DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN!I am going to get my staples out in the morning. smhair
Lost half of my small intestine.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


2 RIS K
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 11/21/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you're back. What were your symptoms, if you don't mind my asking. Also, how was your reversal? Did it go smooth, was it easy to get used to "normal" again? Was the recovery for the reversal easier than the original sugery on the colon? My reversal is the Dec 15 and I'm a little nervous. Any idea how long before I could go back to work (desk job)?

Sorry for all the questions. You simply amaze me with all you've been through and all the responsibility you have; I thought you'd be a great source of information.

By now your staples are probably out. I hope all went well, please write and let us know.
Amanda
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - 3/13/07
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Take Down Surgery Scheduled - December 15, 2008
 
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!
 


mom9mom
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 11/21/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
2 RIS K On my gallbladder I new for a long time that it was bad I just kept puting it off.Both of my sisters and several aunts and uncles all have had to have theres out because of gallbladder desease.Most of are symptoms were relatd to the foods that we ate.If I eat high fat foods like fryed chicken or baked goods that have alot of fat I feel gross in the morning with upset stomich,kind of sour,I dont know how to put ths I just feel bad.My sister has pain along with the yucky feeling.I thjnk its more pain if you have stones(none of us had them).My reversal was in June.It did go real good.I will never be "normal" again because I only have 1/2 of my small intestin.It took me about 2 months to feel better.I am on disabilaty and dont work at this time but I would say that you need at lest 2 months befor you go back to work and it might be longer.For me my reversal was alot easier then the first surgery if you read other post on this most everyone else says the same thing.Well I hope that I have ansewerd your questions if not sorry. Debbie
Lost half of my small intestine.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


Marsky
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1956
   Posted 11/22/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Debbie - I hope your recovery continues to go well too. I also had my gall bladder taken out, during my colon resection for rectal cancer. I was a gall bladder attack waiting to happen they said (I had hundreds of gall stones and didn't even know it, they showed up on a pre-op cat scan).

Like you, I'm getting by with less colon too, no GB, and will never be normal again.

Heck, at this point, I don't even know what normal is anymore!

It's taken me 9 long years to figure all of this out. But the thing that helps me the most is to eat very small meals, plain food and time when I eat. Skipping meals or eating after I'm home. Gone are the days I could socialize with a large meal with friends and continue staying out, enjoying after dinner drinks or live music, for examples. Or going to see a play! I could never eat a full meal and then expect to sit down in a theater seat for several hours. Without bm's starting up. I actually reverse that schedule - eating after a play.

Things I'm sure you're having to do also - adjusting your diet, your schedule, etc.

But the flip side in my case would be that I would not be here.

And the flip side in your case is you wouldn't be here either. It sounds like you have such a large and loving family. I'm sure you count each and every single day as a bonus! You've come this far and I'm sure will continue to just get better and better (and get to the point where you just manage having less colon, etc. like I do). It is funny though, so many people think I'll be normal again. I want to ask - and what planet are you living on? LOL

Losing a vital part of the GI tract really does affect so much. It's hard to believe it until you live through it.

Wishing you the best Debbie, as always.

Marsky/mary

worsenow!!!
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 11/23/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   

glad to see you posting again mom9mom

knew everything would be ok, so happy you are recovering, are your famil spoiling you rotten and taking good care of you? why i am asking i dont know cos we already know the anser to that.

take care xx


extreme constipation from birth
fainting spells aged 15, then diagnosed I.B.S
anal fissures, haemorrhoids internal and external
mucous and bleeding
sigmoidoscopies, endoscpies, scans, x-rays, bloods
h-pylori aged 24-26
more tests, diagnosed severe slow transit, marker tests took 3-4 weeks to come away
large colon removed in 2007, aged 27( surgeon said removed 10ft) no colostomy
still in severe pain, awaiting dietician appt, now lots of food intoleraces
 so much better. now concentraing of food intolerances, odd bad day
meds- ibuprofen, fluoxetine, amitriptyline,and omeprazole 
now med free!!!
 
LOCATION- North east of scotland


mom9mom
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 11/24/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to everyones replys.Yes my family is taking good care of me.I have spent the last two days sleeping because my granddaughter gave me the stomich flu(just what I needed).I hate it when I get sick because even a mild bug wipes me out then my poor husband gets so worryed.Thank goodness I am feeling better today.My 22 year old came home from collage for thanksgiving yesterday and I felt so bad that I could not even wake up to fix dinner for him and the house looked like a war zone.He tells me not to worry but I am a mom who has always liked my house to be farly clean(not spotliss but clean)and now I cant even begin to keep up.I am so glad to have him home for a little bit just wish the 23 year old would have came with him.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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