Colostomy Reversal

Looking for anyone who has gone through ilieus post reconnection. And their stories. I am on day 8 post op and have had no gas passed or bowel movements yet. This is the most painful thing I have ever encountered. My belly is like a barrel and full of gas but it is not going anywhere. I got a c t scan done and there is a blockage at the reconnection site. They say it’s most likely swelling. And to wait for it to go down. But what if it does not go down and is just plan blocked.  This pain is worse than the perforation pain from the attacke in March that resulted in the colostomy.  I have had diverticulitis for over 10 years. 

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Colostomy Reversal

Reversal Surgery Soon And Consultation Tomorrow

Hi everyone,

I have my J-pouch surgery on November 23, so about six weeks from now. Tomorrow is my final consultation with my surgeon before the surgery, but because of uni I haven’t given myself any time to think about the surgery very much. Is there anything that you wish you knew or asked your surgeon before your reversal? I can’t think of any specific questions for him at the moment. I know of the complications, like pouchitis occuring in about 20-25% of people and the risk of cancer in the cuff of rectum that is left over. 

Thanks for any input.

Hamish

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Reversal Surgery Soon And Consultation Tomorrow

Reversal

hi everyone, 

i had my ileostomy reversal just on Tuesday.  The bm’s started today along with all of the associated aggravation.  My question is, when did you start taking either Imodium or Metamucil?

thanks!

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Reversal

Colostomy Reversal After Sigmoid Colon Removal

hi guys

i am new to this as just recently got out of the hospital after over a months stay.  I had a hysterectomy and the surgeon punctured my jejunum.  I had my sigmoid colon removed as it was destroyed while sitting in half a gallon of sepsis.  Also removed was a portion of the jejunum. 

Is there anyone out there with experience in a reversal with these pieces missing?  The doctor said I needed to wait at least 6 months for a reversal 

thank you!

jen

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Colostomy Reversal After Sigmoid Colon Removal

Hartmanns Reversal

I had a Hartmanns procedure done after a tumour was removed with an abcess behind it. The chemo and radio obliterated the tumour but as there was so much scarring and previous sepsis I had to have a Hartmanns procedure instead of a resection. No more chemo was needed as nothing had spread to the lymph. that was 18 months ago. I was told to wait 18 months before a reversal of the Hartmanns and resection could be considered. Now they said my function would be too poor to do the reversal after having a sigmoidoscopy. A scan done via my stoma a month ago showed my bowel was perfectly normal otherwise.

The reversal is possible but is it worth it? I have no other health probs and am on no medication. The stoma is ok and I do not suffer from sore skin as I look after it well. I am still waiting to see my consultant for the reasoning about poor funtion. From the sigmoidoscopy I had reversal proctitis (inflammation of the rectal stump). The picture did not look pretty. I presume the scarring from previous sepsis, radio and the proctitis may be the reasons. Has anyone else been in this position and actually gone through with the reversal? I know the bowel function will be poor the first 3 to 6 months but does this improve or is it not worth it?

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Hartmanns Reversal

Day Six Post Colostomy Reversal

Well I want to start by thanking this community for all of the information I have read during the past three months.   I had emergency surgery on June 10 for ruptured colon.   Ended up with temp colostomy and hernia.  I just had my reversal surgery and hernia repair on 9/19/17 and I am still in hospital waiting on first BM.  The question I had, I am passing tons of gas and just started soft foods last night…. How long after I start eating will I have first bm?  Also, this surgery was more painful than my emergency surgery in June…. I think because of the hernia repair… Any other folks that have had reversal and hernia repair feel it is a more painful procedure?  Thanks 

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Day Six Post Colostomy Reversal

Diverticulitis, Burst Intestine, Colostomy Reversal

i recently wrote to see if anyone had experience with colostomy reversal. Thank you to those that replied. It was both informative and scary. I didnt mention that I had bouts of diverticulitis for several years that was always treated with antibiotics but in June ’16 I ended up in e.r. And only after several tests did they find the burst and do emergency surgery. I woke up with the colostomy, the big scar and a wound vac. I did have n home care for the wound 3x a week but not much on education of colostomy. I was given the Hollister snap on 2 piece and that’s what I’ve stayed with except I went to a smaller circumference of the plastic snap on ring as it was digging in stomach when I’m in sitting position. I usually wear a huge ace bandage that I call a “wrap” to go around the bag to cover up the disk outline. It’s hard sometimes if there’s output because it’s flattened out, but I have not had any leaks. The only reason I had any idea take down was any worse than first surgery because I had such fear and asked a lot of questions. I am still confused with the whole thing because what if I have the reversal and I get diverticulitis again. I asked if I had dietary restrictions like no nuts, seeds etc. but was told I could eat anything with the colostomy. That was the surgeon PA not a gastroenterologist. I don’t eat a lot of nuts and no popcorn. It is hard to edit this thing so I can only write from this line,I have pretty much eaten everything but Does wanyone know about diet and the nuts seeds thing with an ostomy? much eaten everything 

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Diverticulitis, Burst Intestine, Colostomy Reversal

Ileostomy Reversal

Had my Ileosootmy for 4 months now. Life is getting easier, as well as it can be, but I was told I can have it reversed after a year.

I want to know if anybody else has been through the reversal process, and whetherr they felt it wass an improvement to their everyday life, or wished they had not bothered.

Considering the contents, I was wondering  if this caused problems once they had lost their bag?

Is it the case that if you need to go to the toilet, its a cse of I mut go now in orde to prevent them having an ‘accident’?

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Ileostomy Reversal