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.
Reversal Surgery Soon And Consultation Tomorrow
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?
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
Colostomy Reversal After Sigmoid Colon Removal
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?