Well, I sort of had mine revised. It was an emergency, b/c the first one failed for whatever reason and intestinal contents leaked into my abdomen. Will they just change the type of ileostomy you have. I had an "end ileostomy" first and they changed the type to a "loop ileostomy." I liked the end ileostomy b/c it was small, but it failed, so therefore, I like the loop better. There is more blood flow to it and less likely to fail. They also removed some more intestine and switched sides of my ileostomy so mine is now on the left and that really confuses people. I actually had a nurse argue with me when I was in for my blood clot. She tried to convince me that No I had a colostomy b/c on the left side.
I had to teach her some things. Shows how much she knows ....
The recovery was a bit harder the second time, but I had a laproscopic technique first and
open second. PLUS I had all that infection to battle and I think without it, it would have been closer to recovery of the the first-weeks NOT months.
I hope I helped some,
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/29/08 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, zofran, immodium, lovonox, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."