Reconnection surgery

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Surgey... Again.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/26/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My name is Amber. I have UC I have been fighting it for the past 3 years. I have already done a total colon removal, we tried to reconect. The fist time that we did it failed. So we are going to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN to try to reconect AGAGIN. If there is anyone out there that can help me out please reply to this message ASAP. I am wanting to know the questions that i should ask about the surgery before we go through with it.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 8/26/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
ok, i have had two colon resections and i would love to be of help, but i am not sure what your concerns are. please reply with more specific questions and i will be happy to help.
take care,
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 5132
   Posted 8/26/2007 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   

The good people @ can answer your questions better than most of us here, the majority of us still have our colons. If it was my decision I would go to the Cleveland or Mayo Clinics for my surgery because they are the top 2 GI hospitals in the country.

DX'd with Pan-Colitis June 2005
Current Status: Flaring since May
Current Meds:  6-mp & Colocort
Supplements:  None 

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