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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 2/12/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Just arrived back from seeing surgeon.....he said everything looks good and my surgery is set for end of March, first of April (no def date yet).  I questioned him about not being given any contrast for the cat scan and he said he doesn't know why they didn't give me any, but that everything could be seen really well, and he booked me for a flexible sigmoidoscopy the end of this month just to make sure there are no strictures, etc.  YAHOO!!  When I told him about all the bleeding I had yesterday, he agreed that it was probably a cut to the stoma caused by my wafer hole being too small and perhaps some jagged edges cutting into the stoma.  He told me to watch it closely, and if it happens again, he needs to know ASAP.  I am so happy/scared/excited/nervous/happy/scared...did I say happy/scared??  lol.  Thank you all again for being here.  You are a great bunch....don't know what I would do without you!!!  I never thought I would be looking forward to having surgery so much.  I am scared though that the constipation will return and I will have problems again.  I feel so healthy now with the ileostomy that I am kind of thinking "if it ain't broken....don't fix it"  It will be nice to be pouch-free though!!!  smilewinkgrin
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 2/12/2009 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! You'll be counting down the days....

Definately call him if you have ANY more episodes!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 2/12/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad it turned out the way you wanted it to!
April/March is right around the corner............
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; 1/29/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, 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."

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