Ileostomy Reversal

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GRANDADJONES
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   Posted 3/8/2010 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had an Ileostomy following Bowel cancer for two years and am about to have a reversal !!
 
I was worried when told that for some time after the re connection I will need a 24/7 cathetre
 
is this true
 
GEJ

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/8/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
You should have one during surgery...but not long after. It also depends on everyone's individual circumstances and doctors...they're not all the same!

Good Luck with your reversal...remember to get up and walk to get things moving along:) Welcome, too!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


GRANDADJONES
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   Posted 3/8/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your mail
I understand the need in surgery but the suggestion was that for some time after

thnaks
Glyn

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   Posted 3/8/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
As soon as you can get out of bed and use the bathroom yourself, they will remove the cath.

If you're concerned that after they take it out you'll have trouble urinating, if that's the case, you tell a nurse and they just do a one time straight cath. that empties the bladder but once a patient is up and walking, it's assumed you'll be able to walk to the bathroom to relieve yourself.

That's been my experience.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg each evening


GRANDADJONES
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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
THANKS 4 THAT GEJ

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   Posted 3/10/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My son just had his reversal and no cath at all. He used a urinal and then was up the next day. I think just depends on the docs

GRANDADJONES
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   Posted 3/10/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news and thanks well done to son !! yes had three lots of surgery in 2 years and each time was removed in 24 hours but this time was warned differently
THANKS
GEJ
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