1 Week Post Ileostomy Reversal

Oct 10, 2023 11:48 am

Well gang, I am now 1 week post ileostomy reversal. The struggle is real sometimes. The learning curve on how to poop again is a big one. I didn't think it would be that difficult for my colon to remember, but it is. Lol, it's getting better. The first day I started to poop (about 4 days after) it was 18x that day! And the consistency of chocolate pudding. It's better at this point, more solid, less frequent, and urgency is not as high as previous days. The worst of it is the pain from the surgical site, it is a hole in my abdomen. I get that it'll take a few weeks before that pain will stop. But I'm glad that my bowel movements are regulating.

Oct 10, 2023 2:08 pm

I am happy to hear it, and yes, the old ostomy hole will heal.

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Mysterious Mose
Oct 10, 2023 3:40 pm

Glad to hear you are progressing well. How much colon do you have left?


Oct 10, 2023 5:01 pm

Time heals everything.

Oct 11, 2023 2:11 am

Oh, that's awesome! I'm happy you're progressing along. I guess it's the one day at a time thing...seems to be our motto here. I hope you continue to improve quickly. Keep us posted, please.

Words of Encouragement from Ostomy Advocates I Hollister
Oct 11, 2023 9:25 am

As you continue to recover from surgery, sending you positive thoughts and prayers!! Hope each day gets better than the previous day.

Oct 11, 2023 12:36 pm

Good for you 👍

Oct 11, 2023 8:02 pm
Reply to Mysterious Mose

I only lost 6 cm of lower colon. And around 20% of my rectum was taken.

Oct 14, 2023 3:32 pm

I'm about 9 months into my reversal and still no solid poops.. Still better than the ostomy.. LOL