UC since 2014. Last year June 2017 I have a sub-total colectomy. I have been unfortunate with hospital visits since and had a parastomal hernia, which eventually resulted in an emergency operation in February this year as my bowel was strangulated. I had to have some bowel removed and to be quite honest it was touch and go as to whether I would still be here. Obviously I am.
. Tomorrow I am going into hospital to have my remaining bit of bowel removed along with my anus/ rectum.
I'm doing this is I have had constant flare symptoms with the small piece of bowel left for if I wanted a reversal. I decided that I really don't want to put myself through a reversal and would really like the UC to be gone once and for all. I'm also having my stoma which they formed in the emergency situation re-sited as it is not in a very good place at the mo., i.e. over on the left hand side. I have also developed another hernia which my surgeon said he will try and repair at the same time tomorrow.
My question is has anyone that the bottom removed and sewn up? If so what is the recovery like and how long were you in hospital.