I recently wrote to see if anyone had experience with colostomy reversal. Thank you to those that replied. It was both informative and scary. I didn't mention that I had bouts of diverticulitis for several years that were always treated with antibiotics, but in June '16, I ended up in the E.R. And only after several tests did they find the burst and do emergency surgery. I woke up with the colostomy, the big scar, and a wound vac. I did have in-home care for the wound 3x a week but not much education on colostomy. I was given the Hollister snap-on 2-piece, and that's what I've stayed with except I went to a smaller circumference of the plastic snap-on ring as it was digging into my stomach when I'm in a sitting position. I usually wear a huge ace bandage that I call a "wrap" to go around the bag to cover up the disk outline. It's hard sometimes if there's output because it's flattened out, but I have not had any leaks. The only reason I had any idea take down was any worse than the first surgery was that I had such fear and asked a lot of questions. I am still confused with the whole thing because what if I have the reversal and I get diverticulitis again? I asked if I had dietary restrictions like no nuts, seeds, etc., but was told I could eat anything with the colostomy. That was the surgeon PA, not a gastroenterologist. I don't eat a lot of nuts and no popcorn. It is hard to edit this thing, so I can only write from this line. I have pretty much eaten everything, but does anyone know about the diet and the nuts seeds thing with an ostomy?
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