colostomy reversal surgery

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 11/5/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled for a reversal of my colostomy next Friday and am quite apprehensive about it.  My first surgery, for a perforated colon, was difficult to recover from: fluid on the lungs, nausea, etc.
I would appreciate feedback on this type of surgery.

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   Posted 11/5/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Reversal of an ostomy is usually easier to recover from then what we go through the first time!

Do you know how much and what part of your colon was affected?

You were dealing with more complicated issues when recovering from surgery for a perforated should be just fine this time around:)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!
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