Sorry I have no idea where to really put this post so I hope this is ok since atm I am dealing with colitis.
I had a combination of surgeries in December - the first included a STARR procedure for the intussusception (removal & resection of part of my bowel) and then later a temp ileostomy. Since the reversal of the ileostomy, I've been diagnosed with colitis and it's really been beating me up....the colitis/proctitis is especially bad around the resection site of the bowel.
Today, I saw my original surgeon who checked with a scope and found that the area of the resection did not heal properly. The staples are exposed, the area is inflamed & is bleeding. He also feels that this is the cause of narrowing stools. He has scheduled me for surgery Jun 9th for a proctoplasty where he will make an incision around the staple line and use that tissue to cover the staples and suture that together. Anyone ever had this??????? Thank God, it's supposed to be outpatient so that sounds better than the weeks I've spent in the hospital already.
He said if after 3 mos, I am still experiencing narrowing bowel movements, he would follow up with botox treatments for muscle spasms.
On a side note, I see my gastro specialist tomorrow. No pun intended but this is all a pain in the a@@ (figuritively & literally)
Thanks all for your input and help
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