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Colostomy reversal was a success!

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:49 pm

My reversal was a complete success.   It was even more brutal than the first surgery but I'm starting to really come around now.   I'm going to take my second chance at life and live it to the fullest.   Funny story.  My surgery was on March 10th.  The hospital cancelled ALL non life threatening surgeries on March 11th and on indefinitely because of the coronavirus!   I got my surgery just in time otherwise who knows how long I would have had the colostomy bag!  I hope you're all doing well during this lockdown.  Be kind and patient with each other and we'll all get through this.   Take care everyone and God Bless

Charlie

 

P.S.

Pooping is fun again

Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:08 pm

Congratulations Charlie!

Thank you for letting us know your positive news as it will give inspiration to those contemplating such a procedure after this pandemic has passed. I do like your attitude to live life to the fullest -- we only get  one chnace, so why not make the most of it.

Best wishes

Bill

Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:33 pm

Inspired-So happy for you! I'm also a successful, fortunate reversal story. Thanks for sharing, and happy "trails" to you!

Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Bill wrote:

Congratulations Charlie!

Thank you for letting us know your positive news as it will give inspiration to those contemplating such a procedure after this pandemic has passed. I do like your attitude to live life to the fullest -- we only get  one chnace, so why not make the most of it.

Best wishes

Bill


Thank you Bill!  I'm very fortunate to have been able to get the reversal and I'll never forget what it's like to experience living with a bag.  I think I'm a better more understanding person now than I was before.   Crazy to admit it but maybe having my bag was a blessing in disguise.   Take care my friend.

Charlie

Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Great news Inspired

Good to hear you are doing so well..God speed with your recovery .

Ange

Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:35 pm

Inspired47, That's good news!  

Take care,

Angelicamarie

Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:39 pm

Great news. Yes live your best life. I try to do this everyday.

Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:24 pm

Congrats Inspired!  WTG Glad to hear you're recovering.

Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 pm

Hi Charlie, glad you got it done in time. Hope you continue to have a speedy recovery. Keep us posted, best wishes.

Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:49 pm

Congrads! 

Man I thought I got in under the wire back at the end of January! I'm about 2 months further into my reversal than you are. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:42 pm

Charlie, 

GREAT news and in the nick of time too! Somebody is surely looking out for you! it is funny but I bet you won't be talking about your poo now!! Lol For some reason, that was a taboo subject prior to becoming an Ostomate! I mean TMI!  so you can always talk about it here! So glad you have done so well! Just like the song, "Live like you were dying"! 
Take care and have continued success in your recovery! 

Puppyluv 

Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:59 am

Hi all glad your surgery was successful Charlie its good to hear positive stories during all this covid-19 illness going around.

Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:43 pm

Wonderful! Yes, I think you are right about the blessing in disguise. We all see the world differently now, don't we? And that's not a bad thing. Best of luck; hope things go brilliantly for you from now on.

Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:47 pm

Congratulations, Charlie.  Thanks for sharing the good news.

Mike

Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:05 pm

Inspired47 Congratulations! I'm glad you got in there before this coronavirus hit. I had a temp colostomy 23 years ago and had it reversed 3 years later.

I just had a colectomy and permanent ileostomy about 2 months ago. I had some low blood pressure issues for a month or so but starting to feel better.

Who knows you might be like me and decide pooping on the pot isn't as great as you remember and come back like me. I hope you continue to heal well and have no more issues.

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