Second and FINAL surgery ?s

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Bella_lostmybag
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/20/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was dx with pancolitis March 18,08 and Nov.19,08 had ileostomy surgery. My surgeon won't tell me when she's going to do my final surgery. All she said was not until my insides are healed. Im going every 2 weeks to get an anal dialation bc my bumhole keeps shrinking and won't stay dialated. So that's the major reason she isn't telling when she can do it. But my question is..They cut me from my belly button down. I have a 6 inch scar and she said when she does my next surgery, she's more than likely just going to go through my stoma hole so she won't have to cut my scar again. So how does that work? Do they just go through the hole, put my small intestines back inside me and then close the hole up? I never really thought about this until now. Hopefully I can get rid of this bag soooon :-)
 
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17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Tried what seemed like every medicine there is..nothing worked
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008..waiting on Step2 =)
The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present.


suebear
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   Posted 1/20/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that is correct. Your surgeon will close the intestine from the ostomy site and then sew the ostomy closed. It's a very simple procedure.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Bella_lostmybag
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/20/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
oppps sorry didnt mean to post on the UC forum..meant to post on Ostomies blush
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008..waiting on Step2 =]
"The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"

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