Reversal Surgery Nerves - Prayers & Good Vibes Needed!

Mar 07, 2020 9:25 pm

Excited and nervous about my reversal surgery this Tuesday. Luckily, I have one of the best doctors in the country performing my surgery. My nervousness stems from my brutal emergency Hartmann procedure performed on me while I was on vacation in the Philippines last October when my diverticulitis ruptured. I think it left me a little shell-shocked. Please send prayers and good vibes my way. They really helped me

feel better after my last surgery. Looking forward to getting back to my old healthy, strong (and somewhat handsome in the eyes of my mom) self. If all goes well, I'll have some leftover bags and ring adhesive thingies

if anyone is interested. If I don't need them anymore, let me know if you need them, and I'll send them free of charge. Have a great weekend, everyone


Mar 07, 2020 9:47 pm

Good luck, man....keep us posted on your progress.

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Mar 07, 2020 9:55 pm

Thank you, buddy.    

Mar 07, 2020 10:30 pm

Wishing you the best, Charlie... you will ace this, and your mum is right, you are indeed very handsome... take care.


Mar 07, 2020 10:39 pm

Inspired - I was also nervous and excited before my reversal surgery, but all went well. Best wishes; you'll do fine, and keep us posted!

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Mar 07, 2020 10:54 pm

Hi inspired,

Wishing you well and prayers all will go well for you.


Mar 08, 2020 1:35 am

Hi Charlie, so happy you are able to get a reversal. Pray you have no problems and have a speedy recovery. Thanks for letting us know and keep us updated. Even if you won't have an ostomy, you can still post here as you will have good information to help others. Best wishes

Mar 08, 2020 1:50 am

Hey Charlie.......give 'em hell brother......we're all pulling for ya!

Here's hoping we can kick you off this team very shortly. Let us know how it goes!



Mar 08, 2020 2:15 am

Thank you, buddy.   I'll definitely keep you all posted.    

Mar 08, 2020 2:17 am

Thanks so much, Bob. I'd love to get off the bag, but I'm forever an ostomate now. I'll always be here if anyone needs help and moral support. Take care.


Mar 08, 2020 2:18 am

Awww, thank you so much Ange. I appreciate that. You take care of yourself as well. <3


Mar 08, 2020 2:20 am

Thank you so much. I plan to stay on here to help anyone I can with moral support or any other way that I can.   <3


Mar 08, 2020 3:51 am

Charlie! I'll be thinking and praying for you on your upcoming surgery this Tuesday. I know this is a nervous yet exciting experience that you'll endure. Please stay positive and pray! You sound like a fighter so I'm confident things will go well for you. Many blessings and keep us posted on your progress.


Mar 08, 2020 4:01 am

Best of luck for a successful surgery and speedy recovery! Nothing but good positive vibes headed your way!

Mar 08, 2020 9:25 am

All the best, buddy. You can do it... I hope you get everything you deserve.

Mar 08, 2020 11:16 am


Just a brief note to add my very best wishes to you on you upcoming surgery. I hope all goes well.


Mar 08, 2020 12:35 pm

Best of luck to you. I'm a month and about a week past my reversal, which was on January 22nd. I'm sure you are anxious about what to expect. Have a look at my past posts. I tried to document what it was like. I also had an emergency Hartmann for diverticulitis. I can tell you right now I am almost back to "normal".

ron in mich
Mar 08, 2020 2:45 pm

Good luck with the surgery, you're young and healthy looking but take the time needed to recover. Prayers

Mar 08, 2020 3:54 pm

Wishing you all the best with your surgery and a speedy recovery. I go in tomorrow for my reversal. Exactly as you, I had a sudden unexpected ruptured diverticulitis and was shell-shocked for weeks.

Mar 08, 2020 6:34 pm

Good luck to you, too, newbie!

Mar 08, 2020 6:43 pm

Hi Newbie, pray everything goes well for you also. Let us know how it goes. Best wishes

Morning glory
Mar 08, 2020 8:09 pm

Charlie, prayers are with you on Tuesday. You sure have been through it.

Mar 08, 2020 8:45 pm

Hey Charlie, just like from Newbeee, we'll be waiting for good news from you.



Mar 08, 2020 10:31 pm

Good luck with surgery and recovery! Congratulations! No looking back! Keep those extra supplies and stay in touch. Keep us posted on your progress and maybe someone will need your supplies later.

Mar 09, 2020 3:09 am

Feeling haunted as I did post into this thread. Bottom line is I ended up much like you and was just revered a month ago. Look into my past posts as I tried to document the first days. Any questions whatsoever, please ask.....

Mar 10, 2020 7:59 pm

Must be going on right about now! Best of luck to you, it's all healing now!

Yes, please, continue to visit. People looking to reverse need some support, too.

Fingers crossed, candles lit, live chicken sacrificed...)