i just want to update you - have re-named my post for more help.
had the gastric test - saw my consultant (my usual one is now retired). he dismissed the test as unimportnat!!!
He was all doom and gloom about getting stoma back again: it might not work, adhesions, complications etc etc and may have to have it on other side.
when i mentioned my GI report of a few years ago where it said i expelled 50% barium and did this mean i have a problem with the outlet he casually said "you probably have" arrh!!!. nobody told me this!!! I am agry and feel let down and dispondent. when i said I should not have had a reversal then he just skirted around the issue.
He wants me to try irrigation and then in three months to go back with my decision .. .
i would be grateful for encouragemnt and advice please. x
Karen: 49 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR/ODS/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection made colonic inertia worse
March 2009: Total colectomy/loop ileostomy - quality of life 100%
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal - constipation symptoms
Aug 2011: Gastric emptying test.