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Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:38 pm
"MeetAnOstoMate is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding. Everyone should join."

I am scheduled for my reversal on 12/4.  All my pre-admin stuff is completed and my GI signed off on the clearance letter this morning.  I am super excited and looking forward to not having a bag.  I just hope all goes well and heals good so I don't wake up with a temp bag which will lead to yet another surgery.

I have learned a lot from this website and will continue to be on here even after surgery.  To all the Ostomates out there, keep your heads up and keep pressing forward.  We all have good and bad days.  Best of luck to you all. 

I will be sure to post my progress after surgery.  I'm praying for you all. 

Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:23 pm

good luck with your op

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Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 pm

JD,

That is great news! Good luck on your surgery, I am sure it will work well for you and your life can be normal again! 

Keep us posted on your progress!

Puppyluv

Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:56 pm

Wonderful news!  Good luck 😉 

Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:48 am

Hello JD90. Best of luck with the operation. Please let us know how it goes and keep in touch afterwards.  Lots of people come on hear to ascertain how folks get on after reversals.

Best wishes

Bill

Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:25 am

JD90.. Good Luck!!!

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm

I hope all went well for you.

Mike

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:40 pm

I hope all went well for you.

Mike

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:55 pm

JD, your surgery should have been a few days ago! Hope all went well and wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

Puppyluv

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:56 pm

JD, your surgery should have been a few days ago! Hope all went well and wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

Puppyluv

Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:37 pm

What wonderful news. We're looking forward to you stopping back in and letting us know how your doing! Congratulations to you!

Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Hi all,

Surgery went very well; in fact my surgeon decided to take my appendix out while I was open so it was kind of like a 2 for 1 operation. 

Recovery has had its up’s and down’s but overall I can’t complain. I am having bm’s a few times each day but no accidents or loss of control so far. I think once I am off all the pain meds things will only get better. I’ve had some negative side effects from the pain meds.

Anyone thinking of a reversal, I highly recommend Baylor College of Medicine. Great doctors and great care. 

Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:45 pm

Hello JD90. Congratulations on a successful outcome and I hope it continues to go well for you in future.

Best wishes

Bill

Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:19 pm

JD90,

So glad to hear all went well! The recoup time is always difficult but short lived. Sounds as if you already have success! 

Congratulations! 

Puppyluv

Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:35 pm

Well I am 2 weeks and 2 days post op and feeling great. I have lost 10 more pounds since my surgery but I am getting my appetite back and eating more throughout the day. For the most part I am off pain meds and only taking one at night to help me relax. The pain has subsided big time and I’m sure walking helps. I’ve been walking about a total of 1mile per day. Doc said at my 2 week post op appt this past Monday, he is very happy so far with the results but I need to get more weight back on. Core Power protein shakes should help. 

Thank you all for the well wishes and comments.  

Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:10 pm

JD,

Glad it has worked so well for you! So many are really scared of the reversal because of the horror stories and live with an Ostomy for life because of fear! Crazy! You are in inspiration to those contemplating the reversal! I will never have that option but would think if I did, I would certainly choose to poop normal again! 

Continued good luck in your recovery! Sound like you are over the hump!

Candy

Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:44 am

Any pain on the old stoma site?  How long did you have the ostomy for?

Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:03 am

I've had my ileostomy for six months due to toxic megacolon. The doctors deduced that it was due to high stress or an infection, as all the tests showed no other underying cause, thank God! I'm slated to have  the reversal soon and getting a little nervous, but feeling better now after reading your story, I just want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience and I wish you continued good luck!

Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:04 am

I've had my ileostomy for six months due to toxic megacolon. The doctors deduced that it was due to high stress or an infection, as all the tests showed no other underying cause, thank God! I'm slated to have  the reversal soon and getting a little nervous, but feeling better now after reading your story, I just want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience and I wish you continued good luck!

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