At long last I am faced with this difficult question of surgery in (2023) since having an ileo in 2016 and a stump left for reconnecting was the plan after complete large intestine removal emergency basis. I have had and still continue to have IBD. and "fallout" from it after surgery. it located itself in the rectum. After four years we controlled its bleeding with meds. gone for scoping yearly. Meds seem to be the ticket as per protocol. Prednisone is a factor my entire life, never being able to get off it. for 35yrs has been the band aid. Getting older doesn't help and still trying to taper pred, arthritis reared it's ugly head, but that wasn't until after 2 year development of MRSA, PG. cellulitis, (read my profile with pictures). yea, got the schit kicked out of me. but now the stump calls.
This is major surgery. Having the ileo is less worry but now "what if" races through my mind. And it should. Some members here will recognize me and relate. Been a member a while. Left for obvious reasons. Back now for help/advice.
I want to hear from men with their Ken butt story. I am especially wanting to know:
1) any post complications? 2) recovery time?3) other organs effected, if so, how was it fixed? 4) since this disease travels, I am concerned. Its in thestump now. Where would it go next? Don't say that is unlikely cause you are not me in my complex medical condition. justis possible the disease goes elsewhere to nest?
if it had happen to you, explain where it went, how it got treated. ?5) the type of surgery, Traditional, Laparscopic, Robotic.