open surgery. They had to remove the jpouch. Can't do that lapro and my gut is chock full of adhesions... thanks to all my surgeries. My first colectomy was lapro.. think that was about
6 hours too. Don't remember lenghts of other surgeries.
I have a new gastro now and he has just prescribed B12 shorts. I've suffered from anemia and had to have lengthy series of iron infustions in the past. My recent bloodwork shows that may be happening again soon. They watch short bowel syndrome with me as some of mine was obviously trashed with the jpouch. Also, between jpouch and this perm. ileo, I had a diverting ileo for about 1.5 years which was medically classified very high output. So I had to learn a lot of tricks to slow down the gut and help absorbtion.
Off to swimming now! Have a great day.