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   Posted 7/1/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have had my colostomy for just over a year. And I kinda HATE it. I don't feel comfortable in my own cloths and lately it seems that no matter what I wear the ostomy is always showing. I also seem to be having so much output lately that the bag wont hold it and I can't change it fast enough. Leading to disasters. I was just wondering if people who have had a reversal were glad they did it, how long was the recovery? My doctor wants me to wait for another year or so so I can finish school but I just want to get rid of it and get my life back to normal.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
Current Meds:
Imuran 200 mg                            Omeprazole 20mg                     Vitamin D 2000 i.u.          Remicade 10mg x8wks
Synthroid 112mg                          Lexapro 20mg                           Tylenol  50mg
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/1/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had my reversal of ileo 11 weeks ago and don't regret it one bit the day after the op I was up and about,  though a week later I had a few complications with the drain but, I would do it all again to be bag free. At the beginning i felt like i was never out of the toilet but, it soon settled down  with a bit of help from lomotil! I'm now back at work full time and never been happier! Bev x    
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Still battling with Doc's to get me on maintenance Meds only taking
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram,VSL#3 at the moment.

“I may not be where I need to be but,
I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

Equestrian Mom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/1/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been tested for C-Diff? Are you in pain?
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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