i have 1" left of colon and it's driving me nuts. i don't want to get it removed right now (prob. in 1-2 years), mostly because i cannot take time off work to get the surgery. it's pretty inflamed. Also, i keep getting UTI's - is this related somehow? last CT scan showed an "area of fluid" above the 1". the ER doctor didn't seem to concerned about
it. been on antibiotics several times and when i get off, my bladder/UTI infection pain returns. i have mucus/blood discharge about
10 times a day from the rectum. makes me wonder if i am just one of those people who cannot handle ANY amount of colon? Has anyone had something similar?? why do i keep having bladder pain? the doctor keeps giving me antibiotics.
i am happy with my stoma and DO NOT want this to change during rectum removal surgery. but i heard it's possible they may need to re-
open my midline incision in order to remove the rectum if they cannot remove it all from the backside??? please help. thanks.
Post Edited (Jen_J) : 7/18/2009 12:42:32 AM (GMT-6)