Karen, I have kink in my small intestine that is causing blockages and they are afraid it will cause me to have to have emergency surgery so they scheduled me for surgery on Monday, June 8. They tried to insert a scope (before they knew it was kinked) to dilate my anastamosis because that's what they thought the problem was but that was fine, so she inserted it a little further and six inches higher my intestine took a 90 degree turn with a very, very narrow passage. The surgeon was too afraid to try to go any further for fear of tearing or rupturing my intesting. She's going to go in on Monday and see if scar tissue is wrapped around it or if it just needs to be unkinked or if she may have to redo the anastamosis (I actually have two) that is at that point. She said it will depend on what is causing the kink or angle. I am hoping it something simple. It is in the same place that I had the tear in my intesting after the first surgery. If you rember I had a tear in my intestine exactly six inches above the original anastamosis site so they did another anastamosis but instead of doing it end to end she did it side to side because there are less complications with those. Well, you know me; Miss Complications!! So, here I go again!
Peggy, Thanks for understanding and for followng me on facebook. It means a lot to me! We should chat on there sometime! It would defiinitely help to talk about it because I'm scared I'll have complications again. I'll watch for you to be online there.
Hodaya, I'm so glad you found this site; I have gained so much support from you and I hope I've given you some support as well. You are such a doll and I hate to see you suffer so. I can't wait for the day you have your surgery scheduled and you are all cheered up and counting down the days. You know we will all be here for you between now and then and forever after!!!
Mary, Congratulations on 10 years!! That is definitely a milestone to celebrate! I'm also glad you found this website!! I pray for your continued health and thank you for your support and words of wisdom.
Matt, thanks for caring so much and I will definitely keep posting and keep everyone updated.
I can't tell you all how grateful I am to have your support. It IS hard to find people who understand, especially in "real" life. No one knows what we go through and it's not like we can have our explicit conversations with them that we have here, lol! You are all here for our ups and downs and you understand all that we go through. Again, thank you all for everything!!
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...
Surgery for kink in small intestine - Monday, June 8, 2009
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