Are there any Surgeons in GA that would do a ilestomy reversal free

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/29/2009 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
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

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/29/2009 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
so u had an emergency colectomy? was ur colon perforated? do you currently work?
we need a few more details and someone can help u out. without insurance in this country, at least as it stands now, the chance of any surgeon workin doing a major surgery is slim to none but you may be able to get in touch with your local vocational rehab if they have one in your hometown. do a search for vocational rehab in GA closest to your zip code.

Age:31 Married with children.
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In 2003 I took Accutane for about 4 months, started getting strong side effects of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC -
should have understood the IBD warnings-side effects were now permanent.
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and many other med's that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then suddenly stopped working.
May -June 2009: Pancolitis- chronic 2 month flare up that put me out of work and made me seriously think about surgery.
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with severe Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression. Today-No more harmful drugs. No more running to the bathroom 20+ times a day. No more cramping and bleeding. No more embarrassing situations of incontinence. Satisfied with the first surgery!

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