Posted 6/30/2012 9:41 PM (GMT -7)
Glad I was surfing and found your post. Pelvic organ prolapse surgery almost literally killed me. At the time I did not know a defecogram had been misread by a resident not checked by her supervisor. Then 3 colorectal surgeons advised removal of my sigmoid colon for what they THOUGHT was a sigmoidocele. WHere they put the ends of the colon and rectum together strictured way in to only 4 mm diameter. I also got small bowel obstructions from adhesions on my small intestine and was unable to eat for a year. Went from doc to doc. over 13 months. Finally at 99 lbs one doc did the only thing that could be done and did a take down of adhesions and a permanent ileostomy stoma. I was good for 4 years and did a TON of travel. Thank God I did. because THIS MARCH my stoma stenosed and I could not get any poo out of it. I was in and out of hospitals for 3 months and unable to eat any solids.
The doc who did the original stoma had retired. His successors did not want to deal. I finally had to go 400 miles from home to get help. The docs were great, redid the stoma and took down some more adhesions this time laproscopically. So far so good, but I have this very heavy feeling developing around my new stoma that is not a peristomal hernia, may be from the umbilical port, and feels like when the stenosis was starting only this new one so far does not look stenosed but there are no guarantees as I am Damaged Goods big time.
If you feel that you are not outputting your normal amount after the ileo reversal, have the doc do some kind of image test to be sure there is no narrowing where they joined the ends of your small bowel back together if they gave you an end ileostomy. If it was a temporary loop ileo then you have no worries as those are easy to take down. Otherwise, it is likely as the others have said, it may just be your guts settling. Good luck. This pelvic organ prolapse surgery is WAY too dangerous. Turns out on retrospective review of the scan upon which the sigmoid colon was removed, it turns out it was just a loop of small intestine that had fallen into the rectovaginal space that opened due to a prior hysterectomy which I should not have had either. All that needed to be done was the small bowel needed to be tucked back into the pelvis and the space closed with no bowel resection of any kind. I was devastated when I learned this, but there is no going back as other nerves and muscles were scarred in the process of the pelvic organ prolapse. So I will be lucky if this new stoma keeps working. Rosemary