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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/10/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, i have an appointment with my surgeon in 4 hours time and hoping to get the go ahead for a reversal (was suppose to had it after 3 months but 6 months on i still have it) if he gives me the go ahead what questions do i need to ask? i really don't know where to start what questions did you ask ( if you don't mind sharing) any info you may have will be really appriciated thanks so much Bev x
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety)No maintainance drugs.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 981
   Posted 8/12/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bev,
Sorry I cant help you because I have just had my ileostomy made permanent by having the proctocolectomy. But I just wanted to wish you luck with it all and hope whatever decision you make that everything goes smoothly for you. Keep us posted on your progress and take care

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 269
   Posted 8/12/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
ask about recovery time? medications? follow ups? how long you will be in the hospital? chance for infection? ask them to look at how your pouch looks while they are in there...

i hope this helps!
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006
Proctocolectomyand Jpouch formed with loop ileostomy April 2009
Reversal June 2009

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