For Loop Ileostomy Closures, was your stoma site left open or closed?

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glaciergrl
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have my takedown on Friday. I have heard mixed results about open and closed stoma sites? What did you guys have? I emailed my surgeon to find out what I will have but I haven't heard back yet.
 
Thanks! You guys are awesome!
Holly
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


Chasblah
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine was left open, with drains.
But I had infection going on.
Then they had to pack it. Ick and Ouch.
I shudder to think about it.

So do you have a j-pouch?

I bet you're excited!!!!
Good Luck!
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


glaciergrl
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   Posted 6/17/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have a jpouch! I am more than excited!!! Thanks for your response!
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


Roddiesgirl
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Total Posts : 262
   Posted 6/17/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine was closed with stitches. Really neat the way he did it...it looked like a pouchy drawstring when it was fresh but after the stitches were removed, I hardly even have a scar there now...it flattened out and looks great...you can hardly see it!!  Good luck with your reversal!!!....Cheryl

 
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
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
 Ileostomy Reversal March 9/09


peggy113
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   Posted 6/17/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Before I had my perm ileo, I had a temporary. That scar is barely noticeable - not that it matters for me since my pouch covers it now. But, it really healed well and faded a lot.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


dilatante
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   Posted 6/17/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine was closed with staples, but I had a large fluid pocket underneath it, that caused part of it to open up. I ended up packing it for some time. It's now completely closed, and the wound in my midline incision is now closed. woo hoo!! The scars for both are fading nicely.

glaciergrl
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   Posted 6/17/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone! I just heard back from my surgeon and it looks like they will be closing it with sutures!

2 more days!
Holly
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5696
   Posted 6/17/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine was closed with super glue.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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