Hi All I'm a newbie and very happy to have found this site!
I've been living with my ileostomy since july 05 was hospitalized for 15 weeks came threw the ER with bloody stools. very weak, loss of appetite etc... While in the ER gave me a enema no help just bloody stools ran tests after tests nothing so they finally decided to admit me got to my assigned room heart stop a beat.. Had no blood in my body I remember giving up count after 30 units loss weight daily ran more test nothing. So the next step was the colonoscopy and that's when they found I had ulcerative colitis. The surgeon basically told me if I wanted to be here to raise my child I needed the surgery...It was a heart breaking decision but I've learned to live with it, I have good and bad days but I so wanna get rid of it.. The surgeon who preformed my surgery stop seeing me as a patient because I didn't have insurance, so I would like to know if there is a program or a surgeon in GA who will do a ilestomy reverse