Going in for Hartmann reversal, my surgeon would like to do it laparoscopically but apparently I have a "narrow pelvis" so she may have to do the incision again. Being a planned surgery, I thought I would be less nervous but my mind is racing with everything that could go wrong so thought to post here to alleviate a bit of that, :-)
Good luck with everything . I am due for a Hartmann's reversal too.I have an appointment with my surgeon early in September to discuss the possible date for the operation. Please let me know how you get on. I'll be great full if you let me know. Thanks
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I hear ya with the whole planned surgery thing and the time you have to overthink it before hand. For the surgery itself, I tell myself this is the easy part for me, I get to sleep through it while the surgeon and everyone else makes their that day. Then my work really starts once awake. You'll be on the other side of this before you know it.
Big decision for sure. Consulted recently with my surgeon about reversing my end colostomy. After much thought, decided to keep the bag. Main reason?Even if take down surgery is successful.... Future bowel movements could cause more problems than staying with the bag. I would LOVE to be normal again. But undergoing more surgery with possibly a dismal outcome is a risk I'm unwilling to take.
Good luck and God bless. Let us know what happens.
What was to be a two hour surgery turned into 7.5 but somehow all laparscopic. Today is the 2nd day of hospital recovery. I was really sick the first day but am feeling better today and had solid food. Not alot but getting there.
I stopped the narcotics by my own choice yesterday, painful yes but a clear head is important to me, plus they make me feel sick. Hope to be home in 3 or so days.