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Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:26 am
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I went to the doctor yesterday .. my stoma is getting revised Praise God.. the doctor also brought up the option of getting a Barbie butt due to my pelvic floor dypesia.. so question for those that have a Barbie butt how has it been with getting it done? 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:44 am

Hi Beth 22  

Sorry I don't have answers for you but I do have questions please one!🙏

what does it mean to have a stoma revised? what is a Barbie butt?

Mabsie Moll 🙋🏼‍♀️

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Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:50 am

Mabsie,🙋

revised is pulling the stoma up/out more. A Barbie butt is where they remove the rectal  stump 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:51 am

The actual Barbie Butt surgery for me wasn’t all that bad. You’ll be very sore/tender for awhile and sitting isn’t much of an option for some time afterwards. My surgery was in March of 2021 and there are somethings I can’t sit on still(my metal patio furniture for one). You’re already used to a stoma, so you got 90% of it already whipped. I was told 8-12 weeks for being off work. Of course I had complications so it turned into much longer but that wasn’t technically from that surgery. Any other questions, just ask. 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:09 pm

Dissolvable stitches. Watching the YouTube video of the girl getting her stitches taken out was horribly painful, and I’m sure she didn’t like it either. 😮

Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:55 pm

The removal of the stitches was the worse part. They used something like fishing string when they sewed that area up but do not know if a separate surgery for just that had a option for dissolving stitches. My surgery was a all in one total colestomy and barbie butt. They had a pad for seepage as the area healed and sitting directly on your rear was not a major issue just had to adjust how you sit. 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:00 pm

I have a barbie butt that came with my permanent ostomy, also with dissolvable stitches like Alex said. I was sore for at least five or six weeks, Percocet at first and then Tylenol. You may find yourself kind of leaning to one side for awhile but once you can sit upright, they may suggest a "donut" pillow to sit on. I decided against it because I was told that it tends to pull your cheeks apart. I sat on squishy microbead pillows that you kind of sink into. I have no issues today.

Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:42 pm

This what they gave me to sit on and it helped a lot.  Yeah, no donut cushion or sitting on the toilet to empty for awhile, spreads the cheeks apart too much. 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:51 pm


pmivm68 wrote:

The removal of the stitches was the worse part. They used something like fishing string when they sewed that area up but do not know if a separate surgery for just that had a option for dissolving ...

Yeah, I had about 500yds it seems of dissolvable line. No issues with any of it but I’d hate to have them pulled out. 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:43 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Mabsie,🙋

revised is pulling the stoma up/out more. A Barbie butt is where they remove the rectal  stump 

Can a stoma be revised by pulling it up & out? I would think they would have to create a new site & close the old one.

Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:07 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Mabsie,🙋

revised is pulling the stoma up/out more. A Barbie butt is where they remove the rectal  stump 

Thank you! Both sound OUCCHH though!!!😶😬😱

Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:57 pm


Pinkie pooh wrote:

Can a stoma be revised by pulling it up & out? I would think they would have to create a new site & close the old one.

They can pull it out and up without relocating it .. they will relocate it if they have to but if it doesn't need to be then just out and up 😁

Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:59 pm


AlexT wrote:

This what they gave me to sit on and it helped a lot.  Yeah, no donut cushion or sitting on the toilet to empty for awhile, spreads the cheeks apart too much. 

Do you still have to sit on stuff like that ?? Or can you sit normal after the healing? And did you get an infection or have to pack your Barbie butt?

Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:01 pm


eefyjig wrote:

I have a barbie butt that came with my permanent ostomy, also with dissolvable stitches like Alex said. I was sore for at least five or six weeks, Percocet at first and then Tylenol. You may find y...

Did you have a drainage bag from your butt when you woke up? Do you still sit on something soft for your butt 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:06 pm


AlexT wrote:

The actual Barbie Butt surgery for me wasn’t all that bad. You’ll be very sore/tender for awhile and sitting isn’t much of an option for some time afterwards. My surgery was in March of 2021 ...

Alex t I have pelvic floor dypesia which my pelvic floor never relaxes so I couldn't ever go to the bathroom (since birth) thats why I got my ileo. At had to do a loop cause mucus won't pass out of the rectum lol it's straight up fort knocks Notting gets out..  I get pressure and sometimes pain in the rectum from pressure of sloath in the rectum so with that the doctor gave me the option to get a Barbie butt . 

Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:50 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Do you still have to sit on stuff like that ?? Or can you sit normal after the healing? And did you get an infection or have to pack your Barbie butt?

I don’t use anything to sit on now. But there are things I can’t sit on very long, basically hard surface type things.  I got an infection from surgery and then where(my butt) they zapped me with radiation wouldn’t heal. All good now, just took way longer and had to go thru some other stuff to get it healed. 

Axl
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:39 pm

Hi Beth

I have had two Revisions and each time the diameter of the stoma got larger, Appliances wont stick to a scar so any trace of surface scar needs to be removed completely so your appliance will stick adequatley, which is why the diameter increases, or relocate to keep the diameter smallest. Check this with your surgeon. The diameter of mine has increasaed by 2 cm from the original.

Axl


Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:24 am

I am the real life Barby with a Barbie-Butt-no issues 

Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:34 am


Axl wrote:

Hi Beth

I have had two Revisions and each time the diameter of the stoma got larger, Appliances wont stick to a scar so any trace of surface scar needs to be removed completely so your appliance w...

Axl,

 May I ask why two revisions? And thank you for the heads up I will ask him before surgery about that.. it's good he looked at my stoma for quite a while ..it's a new doctor not the one that originally created it. 

Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:35 am


Anonymous wrote:

I am the real life Barby with a Barbie-Butt-no issues 

Barbyh,

You didn't get an infection or have to sit on anything soft or at like that ?

Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:36 am


AlexT wrote:

I don’t use anything to sit on now. But there are things I can’t sit on very long, basically hard surface type things.  I got an infection from surgery and then where(my butt) they zapped me w...

That's what I am concerned about infections ..and having to pack my butt ..

Axl
Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:05 am


Beth22 wrote:

Axl,

 May I ask why two revisions? And thank you for the heads up I will ask him before surgery about that.. it's good he looked at my stoma for quite a while ..it's a new doctor not the one that...

I went from a failed jpouch back to an ileo at the site where the previous ileo was for the  construction of the pouch, so that one had to be larger than the previous ones closing scar, then that one was prolapsing so it was revised, "re done". I've had four different ones all up at the same site, which has resulted in the almost 2cm increase in diameter. I didn't want to relocate to the other side at the time and I didn't want one instead of a navel so I went with what I already had.

Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:08 pm


Beth22 wrote:

Did you have a drainage bag from your butt when you woke up? Do you still sit on something soft for your butt 

Beth, no drainage bag after surgery (I guess because it's closed up back there??) and I sit normally now. My surgery was seven years ago but I was sitting fine after about three months, maybe even before then.

Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:24 pm


Beth22 wrote:

They can pull it out and up without relocating it .. they will relocate it if they have to but if it doesn't need to be then just out and up 😁

Thank you Beth.. Tomorrow will make 6 weeks since surgery. The skin around my stoma is breaking down really bad, one spot the skin came off from around my stoma when changing the appliance. I went to doctors Monday & he made the comment, I made it to small & he would have his nurse get the ostomy nurse near me to get in touch with me, well, I called the doc office today & they had not referred me yet, claimed they were just now doing it, had I not called, it probably would not have gotten done, I just hope they call tomorrow. 

Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:37 am


Axl wrote:

I went from a failed jpouch back to an ileo at the site where the previous ileo was for the  construction of the pouch, so that one had to be larger than the previous ones closing scar, then that ...

Axl,

I am really sorry that sounds really rough and painful.. how is it now ? Are you all good now ? 

Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:38 am


Pinkie pooh wrote:

Thank you Beth.. Tomorrow will make 6 weeks since surgery. The skin around my stoma is breaking down really bad, one spot the skin came off from around my stoma when changing the appliance. I went ...

I am glad you called.. some doctors offices are like that and it makes it hard for us . I hope they get in touch soon .. I would call back in a day or two if you hadn't heard anything. And that sounds painful did your doctor recoy anything else ?

Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:39 am


eefyjig wrote:

Beth, no drainage bag after surgery (I guess because it's closed up back there??) and I sit normally now. My surgery was seven years ago but I was sitting fine after about three months, maybe even ...

This is good to know.. thank you so much for sharing your story I really appreciate it 

Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:29 pm


Beth22 wrote:

I am glad you called.. some doctors offices are like that and it makes it hard for us . I hope they get in touch soon .. I would call back in a day or two if you hadn't heard anything. And that sou...

They did call this morning with an appointment for next Friday & I explained had bad it was so I'm waiting for her to call back now to see if she found out anything I might can do until then. I called the wound care at the hospital & left a message but who knows if they will call back. I guess once my skin has completely been devoured around my stoma someone may care, just so frustrating. It is very painful & I pack on the stoma powder.

Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:51 pm

I went straight in an induced coma after my TPE as told the pain would be unbearable as the pain relief would only take 50% away?? I woke up 2/3 weeks later ripping the long tube out of my mouth the the pain kicked in!! 3 years on I can’t sit on hard chairs or furniture!! I can send a pic if wish?? 😂😂😂

Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:45 pm

Hi I have had a revision to pull the stoma out more. They did not change the site. The surgery was easy and I was told to stay over night but I hate hospitals so I checked myself out stitches and all and recovered at home. I had my rectum and rectal stump removed In the second surgery some 9 years prior. Mike

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