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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 3/9/2009 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's here!!  My reversal date!  I am scheduled for surgery at 11:30 this am.  It is now 7:30 and I am all showered and ready to roll!!  I have to be a hospital by 9:30.  I am SO excited/nervous....and SO thirsty!!  Nothing to drink since last night and I am so dry!  I'll let u know how it went when I get back home!!  Have a great day everyone!!!....Cheryl :-)
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)
 Reversal surgery scheduled for March 9/09

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 3/9/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Cher! I have been thinking of you for the past few days and today I have been praying for you. I hope your reversal goes smoothly and that you're back home emailing me in no time!! I'll keep watching for your return!

I love you my friend!!
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
The whole world is at your feet; so paint your toenails Red!

Miss UK
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/9/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Ahw a bit late but wishing you the best of luck too!! I hope everything goes as perfect as it can for you and that the recovery is an easy one.  Looking forward to hearing how it went.


36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2765
   Posted 3/9/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cheryl, I hope your surgery went well today! You're in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. :-)
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 3/9/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Looking forward to hearing about your recovery. Wishing you the best,
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 3/9/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your surgery went well!! I can't wait to hear about how it all went. i'm looking at mine in 11 days.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/10/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I bet you are up and about today! Let us know how you are doing:)
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