Gladbag, do you have a permanent ostomy? Have you had any form of remission since the ostomy? I was just wondering. I've had loads of fistulas and it sucked. Totally painful, too. I wish I could give some advice as far as dating but I've got nothing. Personally, I'm a fan of honest and direct.
uhhh....let's see, remission since the ostomy....well, at the same time i had the srugery for the temp ostomy, the docs put about
5 or 6 (who knows, maybe more?) setons into the fistulas to help them drain and not get infected.
the best part about
the surgery, is that immediately, the fistulas healed enough so that I could sit without being in total pain, which was how bad it had become prior to the surgery.
I have not been sick at all as far as nausea or vomiting or any of the discomfort associated with having a regular BM (like diarrhea, painful fistulas due to diarrhea, etc...)
however, the fistulas are still there and will not close completely as long as the setons are in. (in case you don't know setons are like little rubber bands they put inside the tract of the fistula to allow them to heal/drain effectively)
so for now, i actually would rather keep the ileostomy for good rather than having it reversed in another 9 months or so, since i am fairly confident the fistulas will get worse again after the reconnection of my large intestine.
who knows......all i know is now i am ten times happier not having to have the pain i had everytime i went to the rest room, or just tried to sit in my chair at work...
as for the dating thing....i'll find someone here one day.....NBD (no big deal).....
Ok gotta go actually work...... One Love - Nat
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****oh, yeah....my illness/symptoms/progression....ummm...it sucks....let's just say I put the "Bag" in "GladBag" ok! / diagnosed at age 15, i have made it to 30 now (yeehaw), temp. ileostomy 4/20/07 due to multiple, persistent fistulas of the worst imaginable variety....any fistula sucks if you ask me..but now that I had surgery....I am loving live..for the most part..if I could only find a new girlfriend