I had issues with my temp ostomy surgery I ended up with a wound vac and a pig tail abscess drain in addition to the ostomy bag talk about
a bag lady ugh...
I love old navy you think I owned the store by looking at my clothes.Since my Sx was emergency...yeah that one was too my resection was 1 week b4...that was emergency too...not all of my colon woke up therefore it caused toxic megacolon and it was turning necrotic. With most Sx tho you are able to discuss bag placement with an ostomy nurse therefore it will be in the spot u choose on ur belly. Mine was right at my waistline, I had to wear pants like urkle from that show in the 90s. I got old navy gouchos since they had elastic waist and could pull it over all of my contraptions. THe belt I got (not the traditional one u see on most ostomy supply sites) was by nu hope it is about
7 or 9 inches in width, It has a few layers therfore the bag goes between the layers and it even has a hole at the bottom to put the "output" end in that way you can empty without removal of the belt. Not sure how it would have worked since it wouldnt go over the drain too. I finally had the vac removed after about
2 and a half months but the darn abscess made a fistula to the incision area and was still draiing thru there too.....yeah real attractive lol
I have been alost 3 months post op since my reversal now and my hubby is still afraid to touch me and break what was done...our 2 yr wedding anniv is next month lol yeah its frustrating but even tho the doc said 6 weeks post op he wants to wait since my full return to work limitations are off in about
a week and a half...granted they laid me off at that job once they found i had limitations for 3 weeks but their loss...shoot I was at work Feb 11 in the am taking care of the in hospital animals...later that day I was admitted into the hospital...cant say I had no work ethic.
My husband and I want kids...he has a 14 yr old from his ex fiance...she cheated on him 1 monmth b4 the wedding her loss lol. My husband is 41 and I am 28 and am in the I want to be a mom stage and if the colonoscopy shows all clear come january I get the clean bill of health to start trying from my GI. I am on maint meds to prevent it from regenerating elsewhere but he is a CD specialist and has done much research and held conferences on CD meds and pregnancy... I changed GIs after my whole ordeal this yr...my old one thought I had a bug pfffft
ok sorry had to vent...sorry for typos still suffereing from CD related joint pain and will be starting humira for that soon...been up since 2am with joint pain...pain meds wire me rather than make me sleepy so they dont help me get the sleep I need...
Good luck with your decision at times I still wish I had the bag since my gut is still getting use to working again...having D slowly getting better tho and hey I got a new job and start in a week as a medical receptionist...they wanted someone with med xp and med terms little do they know what I know well I need my bed...fallig asleep isnt my issue its stayting asleep...grr not even ambien helping at this point cuz of the pain
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987