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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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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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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