hello i would like to say BEST WISHES 4 KATIE!! I an 41yrs old and have had my ileostomy for 8yrs now. This surgery saved my life and i now have an ileostomy named rose-bud as that's what they look like. Anyway im also a mother and have a 3yr old grandaughter,and cant imagine what you are going through. Yes it's scary but i have known of children as young as 6mths old having this surgery and kid's are so resiliant when it comes to any type of operation. They seem to bounce back very quickly and the reason being is that they dont know any better and that's great. Usually it takes a couple of months to get back to "normal" activities and takes atleast 12mths for everything to completely settle down inside. Believe me you will see a remarkable change in Katie when this is over as she wont be suffering any longer,which is a positive on it;s own!!!!
Anyway if you ever need any advise pls dont hesitate to post to me as alway's willing to help if i can. GOOD LUCK KATIE UR IN MY THOUGHT'S ALWAY'S....................
best wishes to you to,
diagnosed with C in 2001.
colorectal anastamosis 2001.
surgery went horribly wrong,swab left inside,emergency surgery 2001.
total colectomy & ileostomy 2001.
surgical complication's-abcess,more surgery 2001.
more complication's-stitches come apart inside and ended up having more surgery and blood transfusion. 2001.
infection at lap site,another abcess. 2001.
i spent 12mths in Cabrini Private Hospital in Melbourne.
1993 diagnosed with endometriosis,then age 27yrs had radical hysterectomy then 2 mths later lost both ovaries.
2005. bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on the table,also contracted MRSA in coronary care unit,had staph for about 12mths. pic line for 6 mths for venus access,for daily antibiotics.
march 2009. op on a parastomal hernia & re-fashioning of stoma. Then complications,huge abcess in small bowel & peritinitus,emergency laparotomy to remove,icu for 5 day's. I think that's enough, no more.
Am taking AVANZA for my depression & ocd!!!!!!!!!!!