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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 6/1/2011 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Are there people on here that have had an Ileo reversal? I just wanna get as much information about it as possible before i am possibly scheduled for one in a few months. I've read on here a few ppl that have had terrible problems with it and im really nervous. Is it always really bad? I read run4pancakes jpouch surgery story and that's different I know but is it easier for your body to get back to functioning normally with that as opposed to reconnecting your colon? Any information anyone has would be awesome.

Thank you <3

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Date Joined Jun 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 6/2/2011 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
had mine a year ago
Everything is now almost back to pre surgery
Diet control and lots of fiber supplement helped me greatly
Hang in there, and be patient

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 815
   Posted 6/2/2011 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an ileo reversal in 2003. I was in hopsital only a couple days, soon as I pooped they let me leave. I had no problems was eating normal etc right away.
I'm becoming less defined, as days go by. Fading away, wellyou might say im losing the focus. Kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.

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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 6/2/2011 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had an ileo reversal done on May 18th.   I had a colostomy for 6 months.  went for reversal on March 16th and was horrified to wake up with an ileostomy.  had the ileo for only 9 weeks and now totally reversed.  my situation is a little different than most on the forum.  I don't have chrones disease or colitis.  I had severe stage 4 endometrosis that caused a near complete colon blockage.  I was in the hospital for only 2 days after my ileo reversal.  bowels started moving the very next day.  For the first few days, it was very urgent.  and had to get to a bathroom immediatly.  but I still never went more than 4 times a day max.  6 days after the surgery, I started having bad stomach pain again and vomiting.  My parents brought me to ER and was immediatly admitted.  I had developed a kink in my intestines whic is very common with reversals.  I was put on NPO and was in the hosptial for 4 days.  I am home now and doing great.  no more problems and bowel functions are totally back to normal.  only going once or twice a day.  just had my 2 week post op appt today and I go back to work tomorrow.   My scar only looks like a tiny scratch, never would of guessed a stoma was once there.   I don't have a j-pouch so I can't help you there.  I am back to the original plumbing.  Only a foot of my colon was taken out due to the damage the endometrosis caused.

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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 3332
   Posted 6/2/2011 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Tigergirl, glad to hear that things are going so well for you! I hope that going back to work is a good transition.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery
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