Thanks Janie - i am doing ok with the bag - it is annoying though and it itches me to death sometimes.
I am worried about having the reversal as i know i will be getting up in the night plus going a lot throughout the day like you go, a lot but in small amounts. i think i have a slow small bowel. it takes about 3 hours for food to go through - sometimes longer. it fills up a little in the night and with air too which is a nuisance. I sometimes go properly though my bum though about once a week - though not a lot, so roughly know what that will be like.
I still have sensitive tum - a lot of food or hard to digest food still swells me . i have a very stressful life right now due to a family issues, plus my marriage is under stain due to me not working much over the last year and not having an income for 6 weeks.
I hope you cope ok when you are back at work
Karen 47 yrs
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection because of partial volvulus resulting in immediate colonic inertia
15 JANUARY 2009: scheduled for T/C
12 FEBRUARY 2009 - Re-scheduled T/C- (postponed as the Professor is away)
10 MARCH 2009 - T/C HORRAY FOR A CANCELLATION!
Loop Ileostomy - Due for reversal around June 2009