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Stoma Revision - So Far So Good

Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:18 pm
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I had my stoma revision surgery Tuesday.

The pluses:

There were no surprises. 

No real pain, or at least nothing any worse than when your output compromises your wafer and you get that lovely burning sensation.

I do have a sensation of a change in structural integrity in the area so I'm getting used to the new sensations (yay).

My stoma isn't the much vaunted rosebud but it is a little above the surface now.  The opening used to be about what you'd expect from a 9mm hit and now it's a honking .45.

My stoma output is thicker (but that's subject to change) and gas output is less (also subject to change).

The minuses:

I didn't see the ostomy nurse.

They didn't give me even a couple of pouches to tide me over until I could order some the right size.  Luckily I never throw out an unused pouch and I had a couple of larger/trimmable ones laying around.

Heck they didn't tell me what size my stoma was now so I had to wait for pouch change to measure it myself.

Luckily my  work lets me work from home so instead of blowing a weeks worth of leave next week I can pick up a few hours each day.


Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:07 pm

Hello Dave.

Thanks for updating us on yur situation. Overall it sound quite positive for the first few days and lets hope it continues that way so that you can have a relatively 'normal' life from now on.

Best wishes


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Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm


  Glad to hear the news!  So are you saying they did the revision on Tuesday (2 days ago) and you're home already?  How long was the operation and what were you expecting for the outcome? Really don't know anything about revision surgery, but am interested in what it all entails.



Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:20 pm


With all the possibilities of what goes on in a revision, to my understanding anyway, never had one, you seem to be doing very well! Glad to hear and you are home already! Sounds as if they just kicked you to the curb you were doing so well! Shame on them for not taking care of your supply needs. That ole Boy Scout/Girl Scout in us has paid off time and time again! Continue to progress as well you have so far and keep us posted! Especially with dos and don't in the event we have to go there too! 

Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:41 pm


For me it goes from the sublime to the ridiculous!

Hopefully surgery 21 is the charm! LOL


Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:51 am

Dave i am so happy to hear your revision surgery went well....and...Wow to being out of hospital already...take it easy while you are recovering...best wishes to you...cheers!


Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:57 am

Hi Dave so happy to hear you are doing so good. Hope you continue to improve. Thanks for keeping us updated. Best whishes

Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 am

Hi Dave!

i too am interested in all that is involved with a revision.  I am looking into scheduling a revision surgery in 2020.  Unfortunately, the surgeon who did mine originally is a complete tool and it hasn't functioned "properly" (in my mind) since day one..... but that is a whole looooooong story in itself.  In my mind it shouldn't be that difficult to "lengthen" it, but I'm not a Dr. I guess I will just stick to crunching numbers.

Looking forward to hearing the in's and out's of the procedure!


Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:04 pm

The revision itself is a pretty straight forward procedure.  For me they trimmed back the abdomen and reattached the stoma.  I will admit that it does feel different.  My structural integrity is off and I've taken to wearing a support belt to help the heal.

Surprisingly I hardle ever get gas in my pouch now...  Go figure....


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