I read somewhere that you had your anus sewn shut a year after your ileosomy. Did you ever get an explanation from your surgeon why he didn't sew it shut immediately after your ileostomy?
I have an appointment with my surgeon on Wednesday as I am having problems not only with hemorrhoids but I am bleeding from my vagina and have cramping. I went through the change 20 yrs ago and have never had a problem before. Trying to get in to see a gyn doctor but they all seem to be booked till mid Sept.. At my post op visit with my surgeon, three weeks ago, I mentioned that I was having a discharge from my vagina but he didn't want me to have a PAP smear just yet because I was only five weeks post op.
Ulcerative Proctitis since Sept of 1998. Hospitalized for eight days. Prednisone, Asacol, Rowasa enemas. Two year remission. Flare..switched from Asacol to Colazal. Two year remission. Started 6MP in 2002. Flared yearly from 2003 to May of 08. Hospitalized for ten days in May of 08. Flaring more often since. Off 6MP. Remicade failed. Humira failed. Total colectomy with perm. ileo .