Reversal April 6th

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

pam222
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 985
   Posted 3/18/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I went in on Tuesday and was out under and the doctor again thoroughly checked for the fistula and tested the pouch. Everything looked good. He could not find the fistula and there were no leaks. We are going to go ahead with the reversal on April 6th. We were going to do it on Tuesday originally but he has to go out of town this weekend and decided he did not feel comfortable leaving me with his partners. He trusts them but wants to be close by for a while after my surgery because of all the problems I've had. He's a wonderful surgeon--so caring. he calls me at night after hours to check up on me at least once a week. You don't often find a doctor who calls on his own time.
Fistulas, from what I've read, don't often heal on their own but mine seems to have. I've had so many odd problems so I figure it was about time I'm the exception in a good way :)
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
4/6/10 Going to try to go back to the J-Pouch again
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day), TPN 12 hours/day, IV fluids 4 hours/day


Collicat
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 827
   Posted 3/18/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a great doctor. Best of luck with the reversal. My son just had his a few weeks ago and is doing GREAT!

Chasblah
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 3/18/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! That's in just a few weeks! good for you.
That does sound like a great dr.
I'll be thinking about you!
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Equestrian Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 3/19/2010 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Great:)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


pam222
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 985
   Posted 3/19/2010 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! All the nurses always tell me that if they needed a surgeon like that, they would go to him. He treats them and his patients with respect--plus, he's a skilled surgeon
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Attempted Fistula Repair(couldn't find it)
4/6/10 Going to try to go back to the J-Pouch again
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day), TPN 12 hours/day, IV fluids 4 hours/day


pam222
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 985
   Posted 3/21/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just in the hospital for 2 days due to kidney failure again. Even with being on fluids and TPN everyday and drinking quarts a day, I am still dehydrated most of the time and my health declines really quickly. This ostomy is really causing me a lot of problems, so I can't wait for it to come out.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Attempted Fistula Repair(couldn't find it)
4/6/10 Going to try to go back to the J-Pouch again
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day), TPN 12 hours/day, IV fluids 4 hours/day


crohnielass
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 3/22/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Pam222, good luck with your reversal I too will be having mine done, but on the 7th April and also looking forward to getting rid due to having to many issues with it hope the J pouch works well for you Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Reversal of temp ileostomy finally have a date 7th April 2010
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)


" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:47 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,897,060 posts in 317,964 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157544 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, nancydaviko.
228 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
alunke82, Charlie55, Big Tasty, Labradorite


About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All Rights Reserved.