I'm a 44yr old soman who had my reversal on the 13th Dec 2010, I had a total coloctomy in sept 2009 and first part of reversal op in june 2010.
Where do i start...........I thought that having an ileostomy bag was the worst thing that could have possible happened to me, although after a year long struggle with ulcerated colitis my health did get so much better, I couldnt wait for my reversal and to get rid of that bloody bag, but things are so not how i'd thought they'd be and i'm now wishing that maybe the bag wasn't so bad after all.
This last op although seemingly the smallest and easiest has knocked me for six, constantly going to the toilet for at least 3 weeks after in constant pain with what i then found out to be wind (who knew that could be so painful) and now soreness and everything else that goes along with going to the toilet so often. i've constantly got the feeling that i need to go and never know when i actually need to or if it's just wind. And always feeling tired, as i'm not sleeping well because i'm constantly up in the night.
I know at the moment i'm feeling sorry for myself and I feel that although good friends they must be sick of me going on but this just isn't what i expected from this, and after being ill for nearly 3yrs now, i just want to be healthy and NORMAL again.
Thanks for listening