Laparoscopic Colectomy

Amount of time in hospital
0
2 days - 0.0%
1
3 days - 7.7%
2
4 days - 15.4%
2
5 days - 15.4%
2
6 days - 15.4%
6
Week or more - 46.2%

 
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TickledPinkTwice
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 5/16/2011 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have just really wanted to post a poll, so how long were you in the hospital? Don't post if you went back in to the hospital but just for your initial stay.
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt

TickledPinkTwice
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 5/16/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Crap, now I don't know how to view results without voting:/
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours
5/19-Small Bowel Study
5/26-Surgeon Appt

tryingtokeepmyheadup
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 5/17/2011 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Im curious too, maybe you could repost and people could just reply instead of vote?
DX 2/10 UP. DX 10/10 UC. Now crohns colitis? Hospital 10/10, 01/11 dehydrated/anemic. Arthritis, sjogrens came w/colitis. On Asacol 3600 mg, codeine, Xanax, Imodium. I've tried Canasa, Bentyl, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Morphine, Vicodin, tramadol, Imuran, Prozac, Remicade ~ nothing worked. 1st surgery scheduled 6/8/11!

TickledPinkTwice
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 5/19/2011 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea I just thought it would make it easier to read the results.
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours, Small Bowel Followthrough:Reached the Cecum at 30 MINUTES!!
5/26-Surgeon Appt

Ironmum
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   Posted 5/20/2011 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I know it's not exactly the same, but I had a laparascopic partial colectomy (14 inches of sigmoid removed) with a temporary ileo (I'm in the UK not sure if it makes much difference).. was in hospital for 4 days (3 nights!) .. recovery was amazing. The biggest issue was getting to grips with the bag and once I could do that the stoma was working, was allowed home. The key things that made the difference was prep the night before and having carb drinks to keep energy up - helps with recovery. And 24hour HDU care post surgery.. then moved back onto ward, dragged out of bed to walk the corridors and plenty of help to teach me how to use the bag. Good luck. It was a much easier operation than the ileo reversal.. but then that didn't go very well!
Sarah - 38 year old mum of 2 boys, competitive runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer

June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and struggling since.
Currently - dx colonic dysmotility April 2011. Currently taking Prucalopride 2mg p/d

elddiReMsihT
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 5/20/2011 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're logged out it won't let you vote, but it shows you the results. Bit of an inconvenience though. :\

Following my laparoscopic total colectomy, I was in the hospital 4 days. They would have released me on the third day, but we had a long drive ahead of us so we stayed an extra night. Not sure exactly what surgery you're planning to have, but mine was the first step of the 3 step j-pouch procedure, so it may have been slightly different.
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!
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