Essam, I had a reversal December 15, 2008 and as of yesterday my doctor told me I could start weight training again at my own pace. Four weeks ago she told me I was able to start a walking regimen and now I can go back to my work out routine - slowly. It hasn't been that long since surgery. My doctor said if there are no other problems I can do whatever I want at my own pace, but just to be careful and go slow, see how it feels.
I only had the ileostomy for two months but I'm glad I don't have it anymore and I only go to the bathroom about 2-3 times a day and on a "bad" day I might go 4-5. But it's not like you think, it doesn't take me any longer to do that than it does to pee and it is never urgent. I don't spend my days searching for bathrooms everywhere I go either. As a matter of fact, I don't even think about it.
I just wanted to give you my experience...if you have any questions let me know. I hope I helped.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
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