Hello, Well I had what your going to have. Had mine done Feb 19,2010, so I am 3 months post op. They re-connected me and that is what the doc said he would do before my surgery. But when I went to first see him, I really did not know they could do it I just wanted to get better and if that ment a appliance I did not care. I had been so sick for so long, and my mom and I actually went back in all my medical records and the journal I have been keeping and figured out I have been sick with this since 1993.
One thing you need to realize is that this is a huge surgery, so be as healthy as you can before you have it. I can tell you from my own experience that they will keep you so medicated, so it helps a lot. The first 3 weeks are the worst for pain issues, but keep on top of your meds and so you do not let your pain get out of control.
For me: the minute I came out of recovery I knew I was better. I was so happy and laughing because I knew that this was the first day of the rest of my life. Because I no longer felt sick, and trust me I was astonished that I could tell immediately, and I was elated.
Did he say that he will just reconnet you to what is left of your recutm? I hope the same is for you. Eat small meals and often is the trick, stay away from fruits and vegies that are raw and any cooked ones that cause you gas...you dont want the gas. Take extremely good care of you new plumbing and hopefully it will be good to you.
I still don't have much energy, but it gets better day by day. The best part is I can eat without suffering, love it. If you have any questions that you want to know ask away...
1984 Tubligation 1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor
1993 Gallbladder Removed 1997 Hysterectomy 1998 Carpol Tunnel
1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5
2003 Sigmoid Colon
2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto