I had bladder augmentation surgery in 2006 and I didn't understand the "ileum used in surgery" until recently. I'm not sure I totally understand….so they take the first part of your small intestine (about
10 inches of it) and use it for the bladder part, but nowhere can i find information about
reconnecting the small intestine--they would have to reconnect it?? I was wanting to find out info about
how those connections go, are they always successful? can they cause issues later in life?
I don't have any problems with it (that i know of) but was just curious I guess.
On the other hand, my colostomy done in January just will not settle down!! But today I am feeling ok with all of this "stuff". I will get thru this.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can comment on my curiosity!!
I HAVE HOPE
Many challenges, lots I am thankful for.
spina bifida dx age 20, chronic back pain (surgery: tethered spinal cord, spinal fluid leak), neurogenic bladder (augment w/ stoma, sling-2015), chronic migraine, TMJ, bulging discs etc C3-C6, neurogenic bowel, colostomy-2015, bipolar 2, anxiety, undx joint pain, chronic nausea, radical hysterectomy 2015, and more. It's gonna be ok!
Post Edited (Sunny13) : 8/16/2015 3:02:31 PM (GMT-6)