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Posted by Lrasphong, on Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:57 pm

Went to my surgeons office and given the greenlight to go back to work on 11/4/2019.. that feels good but now my reversal on 11/19/2019.Not sure what to expect. If a few can give me advice onwhat is in store for me would be nice to hear. My surgery was done in 10/24/2019 and now the reversal. Kind of scared but happy at the same time . During my surgery I will keep people updated on how I'm feeling and these like that. My surgeon is positive I will heal up quick due to the fact of my age but I wonder if that really make that much of a difference since I'm 35. Hes been doing it for 26 years and has a few awards as a surgeon iam as nervous as a person can be.

Reply by w30bob, on Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:07 pm

Hi Lra,

  That's great news!!!  Can't tell you what to expect, my ostomy operation was a one-way street and there's no going back for me.  But if I were you I'd be singing from the rafters............and yes, age plays a HUGE role in recovery.  See, the bottom line is this (but don't tell the old folks).....your body is an awesome biomechanical machine that can heal itself and do other wonderful things, but as you get older its efficiency drops, just like any other machine, until it can no longer fix itself. You'll see that as you age you'll still heal, but it will take longer............and longer........and finally you won't.  That's called The End of The Line.  You're nowhere near it, so enjoy it while you can.  Mother Nature probably has lots of plans for you..........so don't be nervous.......be happy! Next year at this time you'll look back on all this and smile. 

regards,

bob 

Reply by Lrasphong, on Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:18 pm

 Bob you need to be a motivated speaker..I think I said that right 🤔

Your words made me feel better and thank you for making my day that much better , but only reason I was think of the reversal is because it would be almost 2 months and i will be having a reversal. So was just thinking to myself if anyone has ever seen it done that quick you know. I've read things on google and it said could be done as soon as 6 weeks so I should be good I hope. Once I go back to work wi become a full time member but hard to do right now with 80% of my pay and Bill's.  But I will continue to learn more about this and maybe help someone with what I been threw and meet good people like you bob. 

               Thank you Bob and keep that good out look you have



Reply by Bagface, on Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:54 pm
Lrasphong wrote:

 Bob you need to be a motivated speaker..I think I said that right 🤔

Your words made me feel better and thank you for making my day that much better , but only reason I was think of the reversal is because it would be almost 2 months and i will be having a reversal. So was just thinking to myself if anyone has ever seen it done that quick you know. I've read things on google and it said could be done as soon as 6 weeks so I should be good I hope. Once I go back to work wi become a full time member but hard to do right now with 80% of my pay and Bill's.  But I will continue to learn more about this and maybe help someone with what I been threw and meet good people like you bob. 

               Thank you Bob and keep that good out look you have




Lrasphong-Bob said it perfectly: My reversal went great but it took a good month before I felt reasonably recovered, but I'm 68 years old and even now I don't have the endurance I used to have before the surgery, which was this past February. I am not old; I'm old-ER!!  I hate that"old" s***! Realistically, it sounds as though you'll do very well. I was nervous before my reversal,too, but all turned out very well. Good luck and keep us posted!

 

 

Reply by Lrasphong, on Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:07 pm

Yeah nervous doesnt even come close to describing how I'm feeling . Like you said you know how it feels. Just was wondering if it's to soon because it will be almost close to 2 months before my reversal but surgeon knows best I guess . I was just looking for as much information as possible due to the fact the surgeon never experienced anything like we went threw. You can always read a book but actually experiencing it is totally different. Hopefully I'll be working tomorrow and I will keep everyone updated while at the hospital and after. 

Wish you the best bag face

 

 





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Reply by Bagface, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:14 am
Lrasphong wrote:

Yeah nervous doesnt even come close to describing how I'm feeling . Like you said you know how it feels. Just was wondering if it's to soon because it will be almost close to 2 months before my reversal but surgeon knows best I guess . I was just looking for as much in po ut as possible due to the fact the surgeon never experienced anything like we went threw. You can always read a book but actually experiencing it is totally different. Hope will be a work tomorrow and I will keep everyone updated while at the hospital and after. That's bag gave for the blessings 

Wish you the best bag ff

 


Lrasphong-Hang in there! Even though I was excited about getting my reversal, I worried about things,too. An experienced surgeon is essential and yours sounds as though he knows what he's doing, so trust him. I'll be thinking of you, especially on the 19th! 

Reply by Blazest, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:45 am

I'll look forward to seeing how it goes for you.  I chose to keep mine even though I have everything needed to get hooked up again.  I've had trouble with my lower g.i. since I was 12 years old and with the colostomy I've never had it so good.  It's a bit of a hassle to be sure.  Good luck!

Reply by Lrasphong, on Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Blazest wrote:

I'll look forward to seeing how it goes for you.  I chose to keep mine even though I have everything needed to get hooked up again.  I've had trouble with my lower g.i. since I was 12 years old and with the colostomy I've never had it so good.  It's a bit of a hassle to be sure.  Good luck!


Thank you and I will keep you update and thanks for the kind words

Reply by lovely, on Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:10 pm

All I can add is my best wishes and prayers for a good surgey and a speedy recovery.

Reply by Lrasphong, on Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:11 pm
lovely wrote:

All I can add is my best wishes and prayers for a good surgey and a speedy recovery.


Thanks you very much and I appreciate it

Reply by Angelicamarie, on Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:52 am

Lrasphong... Hoping your surgery is a success.. Good luck!

 

Angelicamarie

Reply by Lrasphong, on Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Angelicamarie wrote:

Lrasphong... Hoping your surgery is a success.. Good luck!

 

Angelicamarie


Thank you very much and I hope your days are filled with happiness.

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:06 pm

lrasprong,

i am happy that you are going to get your reversal done and quite soon so the wait will not be so long. Will you come to Columbia or Charleston for your surgery? Not sure exactly where you Live in SC.  I am in Columbia. I hear a lot of positive comments of people having a successful reversal and I am sure you will as well. Keep your attitude as positive as you have been and you will do just fine!

Puppyluv

Reply by Lrasphong, on Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:19 pm

Puppuluv

Hopefully I can pass my blood pressure test ...since failed today.. they gave me another chance this thursday and prescribed me medication. Thanks for the encouragement . I live in the greenwood area



Reply by Greggo, on Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:34 pm

Reversal success depends on how much of your colon and rectum are intact.

Reply by Lrasphong, on Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Greggo wrote:

Reversal success depends on how much of your colon and rectum are intact.


 They said I would be eligible as soon as 3 months but me being inpatient I kept begging and begging to have it done early so he told me nov19th .. but the first pre OP test I couldnt pass the blood pressure test so I failed second one I didnt even bother to show up. I thought about it and figure I should wait the 3 months at least because the healing process is about 6 weeks he said.

My job wouldn't let me off more then 3months  or I would bt terminated which I already used up 2months worth of medical leave . Due to them only letting you off for medical leave for 3 months a year. I figured if I do it later I would be more healed up and also wouldn't lost me job due to the 3 month  stipulation. It would be falling into the new year if I have the surgery around the first week of january. Maybe I'm stupid but to lose my only way to have income or a job after my surgry then my recovery . Now to call the surgeon tomorrow to let him know. Hopefully I didnt make the wrong choice

Reply by Greggo, on Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:41 pm

What kind of surgery did you have?

Reply by Lrasphong, on Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Not really sure what it's called I had diverticulitis and antibiotics wasn't working. I had air pockets in my intestines also and a they found a cyst .

They made a stoma on my left side . Not sure what it's called all I know is I have a stoma and use a bag attached to my stomach for feces to come out in

Reply by Greggo, on Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:33 pm

Diverticulitis is usually in the sigmoid colon. You should have plenty of colon left for a successful reversal. You won't be able lift anything for a couple months and your bowel functions will be different at first but I'm sure you want to lose the bag.

Reply by Lrasphong, on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Greggo wrote:

Diverticulitis is usually in the sigmoid colon. You should have plenty of colon left for a successful reversal. You won't be able lift anything for a couple months and your bowel functions will be different at first but I'm sure you want to lose the bag.


Yeah I'm dying to but needed a few checks before that maybe in a month

Thanks for the kind words

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