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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 687
   Posted 10/22/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all....
I had my reversal on Oct 8 and 4 days later went in with fever, dehydration, and ileus and pain contol. My open wound is alomst healed but continues to drain from the hematoma. Its very obvious. When I stand to the side it sticks out above my inscision anout 3/4 '' and is hard to touch. Its not red and the drainage is not foul, but I wondered if any of you had experience with this. It has been just over 2 weeks and it does not appear much smaller. It was seen on the CT scan an no one seemed to worried becuase there was no abscess, but I have been told it can turn into infection and I am nervous once my wound closes which i would bet would be in the next week it will have no where to drain. I know the body is supposed to reabsorb this, but it looks deformed and does not seenm to be reabsorbing. Did any of you hae drainage for this long. It is still pretty bloody brown drainage. I change my 4x4 twice a day. I do not want it to heal like this and never have a normal belly again. Can these be drained? Is it something I should be worried about?
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
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 Obstruction April 4, 2009 and emergency ileostomy 4/13
Re-admitted with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Anismus undetected (no medical explanation)
Retracted stoma-infection/skin breakdown.
Ileostomy Reversal- Oct 8, 2009. Ileus, Dehydration-Ongoing, but resolving 10-15
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/24/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lizzie, It's Darlene. I don't have an answer to your question but please, please don't be so scared. I know you have been through so much- probably more than anyone I know on this forum but if you just pray, HE will take care of everything!
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009

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