Has anyone had a take down/reversal and found it didnt work out, so went back to an ileostomy? If so, was your experience of it the same and the right decision?
I dont think i have come across anyone on the forum who has???
I had a total colectomy/sm bowel connected to rectum and a loop ileo nearly two years ago for colonic inertia. This was reversed around five months ago.
Thing is I am not getting on with going to the loo with issues of tummy ache/feelings of constipation ever since (although this has improved somewhat). Taking prune juice x 2 a day but it doesnt really do the trick per se.
I had a good pain free life with the bag and thinking i might have to go back to it.... ...cant believe this is hapening to me
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
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