Sitting here watching the closing Olympic program and starving! After 7 months I am finally having my reversal surgery tomorrow. I'll post on how it goes and the recovery.
I have learned so much from all of you and am forever grateful. It seemed like every question I had was on someone else's mind at the same time. Some of the advice was just golden and made a huge difference. It was a rough road in the beginning but I figured out how to live a normal life with a bag...I mean pouch :) And just in time to have it reversed. Well, anything can happen in the future and if I end up with an ostomy again, it won't be the end of the world - far from it. Having said that, I won't be surprised if I have a blow up tonight...a twisted fairwell message from my ostomy. I had to change my appliance yesterday and it took a long time due to "activity". I actually laughed out loud; every time I went to place the flange, another outburst. Just kept saying "are you kidding me with this? Are ya done yet you little nameless sh...t? I never did name my stoma, well not officially...:)
last question for now: is a reversal similar enough to a takedown that I can expect to experience some of what recent posters have said re. takedown surgery?
June 09 - hysterectomy due to pre-C cells on Cvx. Complications during surgery due to adhesions....resulted in nicked bowel
July 09 - massive infection due to nick. Hospitalized 3 weeks, all antibiotics and drains failed. Temp Ileostomy placed as last resort.
Jan 4/10 - bowel resection to remove damaged section
Feb /10 - flexible sigmoidoscopy confirmed resection healed perfectly
Feb 5/10 - first follow up to screen for evil pre-C cells, results in 4 weeks
Mar 1/10 - scheduled ileostomy reversal !!! Yahoo :)
June/09 - present...forever grateful for this forum and all members !!