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Anyone dealing with Adhesions that need surgery??

Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:57 pm

 

Hello all

long story short, I had emergency surgery for ruptured colon about a year ago. I lost a foot of my colon and woke up with a Colostomy for 3 months. I had reversal surgery at the end of June 2020 and have had problems since. The reversal surgery was to take 1.5 hours and it took closer to 4 due to adhesions. I have been hospitalized 5 or 6 tiems since reversal and am currently facing surgery for adhesions.

After my reversal surgery I developed C Diff and struggled with that for 6 months and eventually had Fecal Transfer that cured my C diff. I have had suspected IBS for the last 4 months and have bounced around from GI to hospital ER/admissions and recently got a 2nd opinion and was advised I needed to have my suspected adhesions surgically addressed.

Has anyone had this surgery? Was it Laproscopic or open, outpatient vs inpatient? I have been advised there is a possibility of having an Ostomy again. I am fine with it as I adjusted well with the help of my wife. I have been so desperate that I have considered permanent ostomy if it will make me feel "normal".

Any advice or experiences are appreciated!! Stay safe and be healthy

Clint

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Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:10 pm

Hi Clint, I have not had any problems like you mentioned, but I am sure you will get some feed back. I noticed you posted at two different times. Sometimes with people from all over and diferent time zones may take a little time to get a responce. Hope you get things setteled soon. Best wishes and stay safe.

Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:41 am
lovely wrote:

Hi Clint, I have not had any problems like you mentioned, but I am sure you will get some feed back. I noticed you posted at two different times. Sometimes with people from all over and diferent time zones may take a little time to get a responce. Hope you get things setteled soon. Best wishes and stay safe.


THanks Lovely, I always appreciated any info!  I realized too late the double post, I could not find the first so I reposted in another section, sorry for the double!  Be safe and stay healthy

clint

Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:19 am

Hi Footie i have crohns and with that is inflamation and scar tissue, i had resection surgery 3yrs. ago after having an ostomy for 30 some years. The surgeon tryed to do laparscopic this time but i had too much adhesions so it was fully open sugery and what should have been a couple hour surgery was almost five but i,m glad it was done as i like you was in and out of the hos. with blockages and on pain meds which i dont like. good luck

Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:46 am

I haven't had such an experience. I just wanted to wish you well.

Mike from Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:11 am

Hi Footie ,  adhesions as you know are scar tissue and every time they open you up you get more. Like trimming a branch , everyplace you cut will have five , 6 new ones.  One time the surgeon had me opened up so decided to cut out all scar tissue possible . It was agony for weeks but seemed to work.  Last year the Surgeon wanted to remove my rectum , etc and sew it up. They opened me up without doing scans . After they got a look in there they closed me up again. The scar tissue had covered every organ like a blanket of " vines"  intertwined  and impossible to work around  .  No more surgery for me !!  A good cleanup of your scar tissue might work if you don't  expect surgery in the future  .

All the best 

Magoo 

 

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