Jacoby, so glad you're home... you made it girl! take it easy and rest, don't over do it, go slow with foods, don't eat large meals and just take care of you now. my gosh, yeah the ng tube is one of the worst things, i remember too well how awful it was for me too, but it wasn't as bad as it was for you... so glad you've made it and are o.k! hope you keep doing good!
Darlene, thanks so much for the update on Lizzie... poor girl, so sorry to hear that and i hope it's nothing major. if you know anything more about
her condition, pls let us know, we're all praying for her.
hello colonblow and welcome! you've found the best place for info! i had my colon removed for constipation as well, they removed all of it, but 20 cm of rectum and attached the end of my small intestine - that's the ileum - to my rectum - no stoma was needed. although i still have constipation issues, this is still better than before surgery and i'm glad i had it done.
usually when a temp stoma is done, it takes about
3-4 mons to attachment surgery. but the chances this should happen are low, so i hope you don't go that road.
i don't know about
clothing, since i've never had a stoma.
leackage, well i had it only at the first 1-2 days after surgery once my bowels woke up, but then it totally stopped and didn't have to worry at all about
it. though lately when my stools is too liquidy it can happen if i don't go on time. but anyway, most of the girls here don't have that prob at all.
i wish you the best of luck, my dear! you're doing the right thing!
Jenise, how's hubby doing?
Rosemary, i think you're right, if k pouch causing so many complications, i'd say Lizzie will be better off with the ileostomy. i hope the drs can figure out the best way to help her.
i'm having the scope earlier on June 28 at a different place. the secretary there is SOOOO nice and compationate and went out of her way to set me on the nearest appt. but my surgoen is leaving the country for 2 whole weeks and will be back only mid June.... so i won't have a chance to see him with the results anyway before he leaves :(( well she said if there will be a cancelation on the 25th, then she will squeez me in, so if that happens, i may have a chance to see him, but i'm not keeping my hopes up on that.
Judy, good to hear from you!
Lori, is it going better now with your tube?? poor thing, i hope you're hanging on till surgery, it'll be here soon and will hopefull improve things significantly for you.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis