This is a letter sent to my Doctor from my Surgeon, has anybody been through the same procedure?. I wonder what you feel my chances of sucess are?.
" Further to my last letter on Mr Hughes, his contrast imaging does confirm he has a very short rectal stump, probably only 8cm in length. He does appear to have a reasonable amount of left colon which, if fully mobilised would reach the lower rectum. his abdominal wall is, as expected, very distorted and deficient."
"I will be meeting with Mr Hughes to discuss these issues with him. I think it is very difficult to be satisfied that he would be left with anything other than a very weakened and distorted abdominal wall, whatever we did, though it might be possible to undertake reversal of his stoma. It is by no means certain that he would have adequate functional outcome with such a short rectal stump, but obviously these are issues that we will have to discuss"
"With kind regards...etc..etc"