Good luck with your upcoming reversal!! I had mine reversed on Mar 9th and everything went great! I was admitted to hospital on Monday, had surgery on Monday and was home on Thursday! I never had any of the problems I have read so much about
...ie constant diarrhea, butt burn, etc... I was very lucky in that I was bothered the other way with constipation and had to get things moving initially with Milk of Magnesia and prune juice. My recovery time was really quick as well. I was driving the car the second week I was home and feeling great! Now I use ground flax seed twice daily to keep things moving well. The only problem I had post op was with the stoma site. There was a stitch inside that didn't dissolve and caused an infection in the stoma site. He gave me antibiotics and it seemed to settle down. My surgeon told me that it may start to fester again and will have to be removed but it's a simple procedure done right in his office. Well, it started bothering me again last week (YUK) and I made an appt for Friday for him to freeze and remove it. So...long story shortened....I had a great reversal and am feeling so very blessed. I wish the same for you!......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