I am scheduled to have my ileostomy reversed next Wed if the fistula looks healed enough. It was still 2 cm last wk during a test but did not look like it was going all the way thru to the front wall.
What should I expect afterward? What should I be aware of or look for? In between my first set of surgeries and then the ileostomy, I had trouble controlling my bowels and often times resorted to Depends. Is this a possibility? Also I always feel like I've had to go since the stent came out, they tell me it is lining from the bowel .. is this something others experience. And lastly, I am still having an awful time with nausea dispite all the tests. I'm on 3 different meds to help with the symptoms and even they don't work all of the time. Please tell me it gets better.
Sorry for all the questions....I'm just feeling very nervous.
Thank you so much,
1/12/04 surgery to repair prolapsed bladder, partial hysterectomy
12/11/08 surgery to repair prolapsed intestines, bowel, rectum (enterocele, rectocele & intussusception)
12/12/08 surgery to find source of bleeding, hemotoma in muscle behind vaginal wall (down to 7 hemoglobin)
12/13/08 gelfoam embolism to stop bleeding (still at 7 hemoglobin)
12/30/08 temp ileostomy and rectal stent due to rectal/vaginal fistula
PTSD, depression, migraine headaches and anxiety disorder
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