Hodaya- Whats going on sweetie....worried about you. Let us know how you are???
Judy- Such words of positivity...hope I can find that going into the hopeful third surgery. I have been discouraged all week and I am not sur eif its because I just "stopped" my antidepressant d/t side effects, or what it is. You always make me smile :)
Jen- So happy for your date....mine, if all goes well, should be right around the time of yours. I knows its unserttling the stuff you read...believe me, I have read some horror stories on reversals. Unllike Judy, I did have a lot of complications and I still am here, doing just fine, and I made it through either way. My story is not the typical and not one to focus on.....:)
Tracy- So sorry to hear about your kids...how did this happen? Are they sure its swine flu? Are they hospitalized??
So I am still doing ok. I do not know if it was the dramatic stop in antidepressant, mentrual cycle, or what. I just feel on edge and very down and out and discouraged. I usually have 1-2 BM's per week with ileo and have not had but one in last 1.5 weeks. Not that this really means much....I have an ileo. Also, I should look at the positive that my biofeedback resting tone dropped 5 microvolts. I am resting at 5 which is normal, but still working on some things. Also, it could be the lack of sleep still and the fact that I was up for 2 hrs with leak last night....I had just healed my skin and now its all ulcerated again and yeast covered. I just want to crawl in a hole, but i will be ok.
Hope u all are well.
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Four abdominal abscesses- Feb 2008
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obsruction April 4, 2009 and eremgency ileostomy 4/13
Loop ileostomy April 13, 2009 with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Possible reversal pending defecography July 31 in Cleveland.
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"