Permanent Ostomy or Not...4-mth checkup

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   Posted 9/18/2011 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Just thought I would share the final decision from my Colon/Rectal Surgeon. On May 10, 2011 I had a Loop ileostomy (temporary)...I thought that at some point within the year I would have to have another surgery to make it permanent. However, my Surgeon said as long as my Temporary Loop ileostomy is working that there is no need to go back in and do anything.

I am doing awesomely from my Loop ileostomy, and I feel so blessed that I finally was able to get it. I never want to go back :)

I wish all only the best for all of...

Your Healingwell Friend,

Intestinal problems for 43-years, ileostomy May 2011, Pelvic/Bladder Trauma & Dysfunction, 15-surgeries on all areas...

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   Posted 9/19/2011 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
great news!! if it ain't broke then don't fix it!

Really pleased for you
Take care x
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete from UK
June/Oct 2010 - Peritonitis/perforated diverticulitis. Sigmoid colectomy, temp ileo then reversed.
DX Colonic dysmotility.
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy after begging surgeon to put it back
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   Posted 9/19/2011 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
     Glad to hear everything is working correctly!  Right, if it ain't broke, why fix it!  I didn't have the option of a loop ileo.  My surgeon said I was too high a risk for a j-pouch.  I didn't care, I just was sooo sick with ulcerative proctitis I just wanted my life back.  If it meant wearing a "bag", well so be it.  Sadly, my colon was not bad, just my rectum.  But when the rectum has to go with UP, so does the colon.  It's a shame they couldn't implant my decent colon into someone with a diseased one rolleyes .  Oh well....I don't regret my surgery one  iota.  I have my life back!!! yeah
     Short true story.....I have a friend who was flabbergasted I had this surgery.  She said I was the bravest person she knew.    Here's a woman who had bone cancer in her right leg and chose to have it chopped off in order to save her life....what's the diff???  To me, she is the bravest person I

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   Posted 9/19/2011 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Serenitee.... glad you're doing so well.

That thing w/people calling you brave is odd.... I think brave means you do something they find scary..... it's not like we set off to do this incredibly scary thing to show how brave we are..... just really have no choice, and then it turns out it's not as scary as we thought....
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Perineal wound taking its time healing, but otherwise feel better than I have in years. I only take vitamins now, no drugs at all!

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   Posted 9/20/2011 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
This is also a concern of mine,i was first told that i would also have to have my um 'stump' removed if i was to stay with the stoma and have it made permanent,but after my last appointment with my consultant i told him im more than happy the way things are, he said its fine to stay with the temp,its giving you no probs at all so why change it.......
Happy with that,the last thing i want is anymore ops.
Leyton ROF
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