I don't understand how he did that because I might as well not have been there.
I'm very glad I had it done. I have no problems keeping a pouch on now, no leaking, life is good. In fact, I go for hours without even knowing I have a pouch on my abdomen, thanks to the brand of pouches I use.
Hello kimmer in Ontario Canada. I'm in same area, and was wondering how long you've had your colostomy?
Will be undergoing an ileostomy resite soon. Current site has degraded to a recessed stoma with skin irritation surrounding the stoma. Have questions about surgical procedure. See reference to "Vulcan Technique'. Any recommendations for the surgical process, resite location. Current site is just below beltline right side. Replies welcome ASAP., Thanks!
I had my first emergency surgery on July 12th 2017. I have an ileostomy on my right side. For 5 to 6 months, I just had horrible pain after eating. I couldn't eat anything without it hurting me. I was in and out of the hospital, had scan after scan. Finally, on Feb 16th after a horrible 4 days of suffering severe pain, I went to the ER once again. This time, they found another anomolie with my intestine near the stoma area. I was admitted and another emergency surgery was done. This time, when I spoke to the doctor, he said I had the worse stricture he had ever seen in his career. He stated that he couldn't believe how anything was getting through. My intestines were enlarged and very thick behind it and I had some severe adheisions that he had to cut out. He had to rebuild the stoma as well but kept the same site. Before, it protruded just slightly so I had to use the convex skin barriers. Now, it is pretty flush with the skin and goes in a little more. He had to reopen me with the same vertical scar that they used the first time and I think it was a little more painful this time around. I still have my staples in and will have them removed on the 20th of March. The doctor said that I had been fighting this stricture in my ileostomy for 5 of the 7 months I had it in. Had I waited any longer to come in, I could have had a burst intestine! He believes that things will work alot better now and I can already tell a difference from the first one. I chose not to have the extra pain epidural this time and that is probably why it hurt more. I still have to take pain meds off and on but the space between is getting longer. It only happens if I try to do too much which is hard for me not to do as I hate just sitting around alot. I tried to do a little driving the last two days and ended up not feeling real great because of it so I guess I am not quite ready to drive yet but I needed to go to an appointment and had no one to take me. I cannot tell you about a new site but if they tell you they need to move it, it is probably because the other site is too comprimised to use it. I wish you the best. I am glad they fixed mine. I think now I will be able to finally eat real food again! Good luck.