I don't mean to be condescending but what exactly is your complaint?
You are not happy about having the operation or happy you had the operation but not happy about the outcome?
Both. I certainly am not happy I needed to have a colectomy, no. I would have been "happier" with a resection, although seeing some problems some people are left with after resections, I would far rather have an intact set of intestines.
In fact, I truly believe that we are in the relative dark ages of GI surgery and one day the wholesale butchery of human intestines will come to be regarded as a barbaric procedure and regarded - rightfully so - with horror that people ever had to undergo this ridiculous sh1t.
Not everyone bounces back immediately following their colectomies. We all have some "issues" or we wouldn't be posting. Overall, I believe, most of us are delighted we had our colons removed because the disease and/or medications we took to alleviate the symptoms of the disease was killing us. I know for certain that was my case.
I am neither delighted nor interested in trying to persuade myself and other people how much better off I am now. I'm one of the relatively "lucky" ones in that I haven't had any life-threatening complications or the return of Crohn's, and yet my digestive system is a shadow of what it was. Not surprising: the intestines were never designed to be butched, torn apart, and then sewn back together again.
Yeah, I would not have this surgery again. If I could go back in time, I'd try the ****ing SCD, I'd do anything. **** Crohn's, **** surgery, **** everything. My life is over, in no small part thanks to this hideous disease and the hideous surgeries which accompany it.
Edit: Urgh, HW's software is seriously nearly as primitive as Crohn's surgeries are. @CarenZ - Thanks. It could be a med thing, I suppose. I thought SSRIs were meant to be soothing to the gut if anything; I dunno anymore. So many meds. So very, very many useless, waste-of-space, meds I have been on. Life is one sick, sick puppy.
Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 12/21/2014 6:28:19 PM (GMT-7)