Hi guys ,
I only had my ileostomy reversed, but this surgery seems to be worse than the last.
I am a bit paranoid because i sneezed really hard a couple of days ago and it felt like somthing 'went' in the ileo closure area and since then has felt really sore and hurts to press on on one particular area. The only way to describe how it feels is like when you get a 'stitch' when you've been walking or running too fast. no apparent lump is there but it now 'catches' when i move around normally from time to time. Also when i press on the tender area i can feel my bowel sqwelch and gurgle..
also the area around the ileo closure was numb after surgery
does anyone have any clue or am i just being a complete paranoid wuss?
thanks, karen. x
Karen 48 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection-partial volvulus resulting in worsening of colonic inertia (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Total colectomy with ileorectal join and loop ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal