I just had my ileostomy reversal after 14 months with it. I had the ileostomy placed because of sarcoma in my sigmoid. As a result that portion was removed and thankfully it was sphincter sparing. I did receive radiation.
My reversal is quite fresh ( Nov 20) but I am having crazy clustering. I do know it will take some time to normalize and find my new baseline function & learn to live with it.
I'm so stressed about returning to work. I work as a nurse and I love my job but I unfortunately don't have the opportunity to leave frequently and also when I want. Has anyone ever had to find a new job because of their new bowel habits?
Another thing that is stressing me out is that my body wont allow me to pass solid BMS because of scar tissue from radiation. Can anyone offer me some advice or success stories that will help settle my worries?
Thank you :)