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Nurse calling me this morning. Starting my schedule for reversal on the 19th. First clear diet and then colonoscopy. Then the day after surgery. My mind is all over the place. Happy. Anxious.  Scared. Anything I need to do to be prepared other than prayers?? 

 

Take a deep breath. 😁 I have no idea what a reversal is like and never will. Follow their instructions and you’ll be back to doing weird things, like wiping your butt. 😮🤭 congrats. 

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AlexT wrote:

Take a deep breath. 😁 I have no idea what a reversal is like and never will. Follow their instructions and you’ll be back to doing weird things, like wiping your butt. 😮🤭 congrats. 

I'm going to practice wiping my butt.. 😅😅

 

Hello RenfromTexas!  I’m on the same path as you.   Completed the Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy on 11/1, the worst part was the prep!   Met today with the Dr and all is a go for 12/8 reversal.  Have to do the same prep the day before the surgery.  But all good.  

Received my “Enhanced Recovery After Abdominal Surgery” booklet today.  They have an aggressive schedule for getting out of bed and eating … sounds life fun!  The end goal is what I’m looking forward to.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

John

Axl
 

Go girl ... I hope you get everything you wish for.

 


Axl wrote:

Go girl ... I hope you get everything you wish for.

Thank you. 

 


Delsol93 wrote:

Hello RenfromTexas!  I’m on the same path as you.   Completed the Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy on 11/1, the worst part was the prep!   Met today with the Dr and all is a go for 12/8 ...

I start a 5 day prep on the 19th and along with some kind of xray enema and a colonoscopy the day before the reversal on 23rd.  5 days no solid food.. and sutab prep.. no food Thanksgiving for me.. but. Im going for it! 

 

Hi Ren good luck with the surgery and a speedy recovery.

 


Renfromtexas wrote:

I start a 5 day prep on the 19th and along with some kind of xray enema and a colonoscopy the day before the reversal on 23rd.  5 days no solid food.. and sutab prep.. no food Thanksgiving for me....

Wow.  5 Day prep!  I have to reread my schedule. 😊 

I would skip Thanksgiving too if that was my timeline.  Keep us posted. 

 


Renfromtexas wrote:

I'm going to practice wiping my butt.. 😅😅

Hopefully with enough practice, the hospital will give you a shirt when you leave as a souvenir…..

 


Renfromtexas wrote:

I'm going to practice wiping my butt.. 😅😅

I’m sure it’s like riding a bike. However, if you have a tough time just remember it could be worse….

 

Wishing you all the best and please keep  us posted on how you do🌸

 

Good luck, will be thinking of you.

Regards IGGIE

 


AlexT wrote:

Hopefully with enough practice, the hospital will give you a shirt when you leave as a souvenir…..

Ohmy!! 🤣🤣🤣👍

 


Delsol93 wrote:

Wow.  5 Day prep!  I have to reread my schedule. 😊 

I would skip Thanksgiving too if that was my timeline.  Keep us posted. 

19th start clear liquid diet. 20th start sutab. 21 sutab clear liquids. 22. Colonoscopy and some kind of xray enema. 23rd reversal.  Also yesterday surgeon called and asked me if  I wanted to come in on 18th to talk. So I'll go in and go over the plan and ask questions.  

 

Congratulations  and a speedy recovery

 

I am 2 years out from reversal.   Best advice walk walk walk.   Get out of bed sit up.  I had an Ileus (gi tract not working) for 2 weeks.  I ended up in ICU for a week. My first nurse told me expect an accident, just accept it.   Get a diaper rash cream and use it before you think you need it.  Take baby wipe to the hospital and use them more than toilet paper.  First BMs burn like fire (first week for me).  I had more pain with reversal than I did ostomy surgery but I had a lot of scar tissue that took a long time to deal with in the OR.  Even though it was hard recovery I am glad I went thru it!  Good luck

 

Thank you for the tips. I'm definitely taking my butt paste and wipes. Got to visit with my surgeon today. He said he's going to take good care of me. 

 

Best of luck with your reversal. I had my first ileostomy reversal in 2012 7 months after colon removal and  J pouch construction.
Starting out with a brand new plumbing system was a little bit scary but I was lucky and it all worked perfectly.
Had a bit of butt burn and was lucky enough to get some Calmoseptine from a friend who travels frequently the the USA (it's very expensive and difficult to get in UK).
Also kept a few barrier wipes left over from stoma days in my pocket to use as a 'final wipe'.

 


Omeathkathy wrote:

Wishing you all the best and please keep  us posted on how you do🌸

Thank you so very much 💗💗💗

 

Hi Renn, 

I am just checking in on you to see how your reversal went.  I have been home for almost a week now.  I am happy to talk what it's like to be constantly pooping if you need some moral support.

I hope you are doing well!

Elle D.

 


elledubuque wrote:

Hi Renn, 

I am just checking in on you to see how your reversal went.  I have been home for almost a week now.  I am happy to talk what it's like to be constantly pooping if you need some moral...

Did not get the reversal Wednesday.. they found a polyp and want to remove it first.  I'll have to go elsewhere out of the county to a specialist to get it removed.  Then after it heals then proceed.  

 


Renfromtexas wrote:

Did not get the reversal Wednesday.. they found a polyp and want to remove it first.  I'll have to go elsewhere out of the county to a specialist to get it removed.  Then after it heals then proc...

Sorry to hear that. Get all mentally ready and then delayed must be tough. 

Axl
 

Damn, you prepare for a procedure only to find you have two instead of one, sorry to hear that, hope you get to put it all behind you sooner rather than later.

 


Axl wrote:

Damn, you prepare for a procedure only to find you have two instead of one, sorry to hear that, hope you get to put it all behind you sooner rather than later.

 

Shit rolls downhill 😅😅😅👍

Axl
 


Renfromtexas wrote:

Shit rolls downhill 😅😅😅👍

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