I know exactly what you are feeling Chassity, but I also really agree with what everyone else said. I too have felt some guilt at one time or another but then I think of me and how many complications I've had and I still would have done my surgery. Even the way I am right now with these new problems, I don't regret it one bit because my overall quality of life is still so much better than before any of my surgeries. I hope everyone eventually feels the same.
And then when we have complications or problems like I'm having now, we just seek out more love and support from our friends here and in "real life" and we get through it again somehow. I can't think of anyone on here that I've read about that has regrets, so unless I'm not reading the right posts, I think we are all blessed by our surgery no matter what the outcome.
Thank you all for your continued love and support, I couldn't do this without you!!! When/if you read my posts please don't anyone feel guilty. I don't blame anyone at all, on the contrary, I am thankful!!
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
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
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