Total Colectomy with resection

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/14/2005 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello I am new to this board wish I had found it sooner. Dec 7 2004 I had my large Intestine removed no bag though done pretty good but the bloating has never gone away so surgeon was concerned I strain when going to the bathroom which I still have soft to loose stools which is normal but the frequency and the straining is not he said so he says do 2 inemas and we will do a scope with dialation thinks I have scar tissue causing blockage okay well not much results from the inemas so think okay I am pretty clean keeping in mind I have been having lots of loose past 3-4 days so was in the shospital for a couple days due too deydration which is common. anyways get there he gets in told later that there was nothing he could do was not cleaned out repeat test in 6 weeks what are you kidding so going to call monday to get the scoop for myself sometimes the men dont always get stories backt o us clearly.
I have allot of bloating. Gas and belching what do you all think anyones advice or experiecnces is greatly appreciated.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 8/16/2005 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Cowgirl,  you may find it helpful to read previous posts titled "total colectomy part 1, 2, 3, 4".  There are several of us that post regularly that are from all different stages of healing from surgery.  Hope everything turns out well for you.  I know all about the gas/belching problem, I have recently started to have that also.  I am 6 months out from surgery. 

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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/30/2005 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I hope everyone is recovering well. I wanted to know if anyone has an idea about getting information on the quality of care for a hospital. I have had two consultations with two different surgeons. They are from two different hospitals. I thought if I could get information about the quality of care for both hospitals it would make my decision easier.

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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 183
   Posted 8/30/2005 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Some hospitals have their stats online so you could check them out there.  Otherwise call the hospital and ask for the quality control department and ask for the their stats (especially surgeons complication rate and infection rate) Good luck!




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