illeostomy reversal

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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
hi i have just joined and am a bit unsure what to do!  i had a illeostomy sixteen months ago and am currently waiting on a reversal and wondered if anyone could talk me through how they recovered and how long they had to stay in hospital.  i live in the uk so would appreciate if anyone from here could reply. am quite nervous. await reply thanks

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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 130
   Posted 4/5/2011 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lucy1458, welcome, i cant answer your question as i have a perm end ileo but you will get great info and support here, ? have you looked at the IA forum (url below) which covers the UK & Ireland

cheers & best wishes
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
The reversal surgery was a piece of cake and I was in the hospital for 5 days. Be sure to walk a lot!


Bay Area Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 4/5/2011 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a temporary ileostomy for about two and a half months. My reversal was on a Monday morning and I was home Friday morning. Expect a lot of stomach gas and a lot of walking. I also had quite a bit in the way of bowel movements when "the dam broke".

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   Posted 4/6/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
My reversal surgery was pretty easy. I was only in the hospital for 4 days. After getting home, I had one bad night of gas pains and a little nausea and then it went away the next day. I second the helps a lot!
DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy)6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal)10/8/10
Very pleased with my results
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