I'm new to this so please bear with me. I had an emergency Ileostomy 4 months ago because of grumbling Diverticulitis. I had the Gastrografin enema 2 days ago. I have pain on the left side where I presume the join is and where the Diverticulitis pain was. I am still releasing some of the enema. The Radiologist wouldn't give me the results and said I will see my surgeon. I spoke to the Stoma nurse this morning and he said I won't see the surgeon for results, I will remain on the waiting list for reversal if all is ok or be called if it's not. How am I supposed to get my results? I'm obviously keen to know what's going on within my body and if all is well. Another hurdle out of the way.
I spoke to a different Stoma nurse a few weeks ago and she said they can write to the surgeon in a few months regarding the reversal. The Stoma nurse this morning said they won't. I keep getting conflicting information.
I am really anxious for the reversal but really want to have it done but I don't want to wait 2 years. I was told this might be the case. I fully understand there are people more in need than me and of course come first.
I feel like I'm in limbo though. The Stoma nurse this morning suggested private and seemed unhelpful, basically tough, wait your turn.
I would definitely go private if I could afford it. Just feel a bit deflated by it all and it feels like a battle just to get the Radiology results or any hint of an idea when I can get my reversal.
Thank you for listening. Any replies would be much appreciated regarding similar experiences on the NHS