The Perils Of Scar Tissue
Hi there , Well here we go again !! I was in St Vinvents Hospital in the past two weeks for my expected surgery. The proposed surgery was to remove what's left of my Rectum, Sphincter and the de-functioned J-Pouch which is still in thee.
I got a call at 11 AM on Thursday to be at the hospital by 7 AM the next morning. There had been a cancellation and they had my pre-op workup already done so that was OK. I got there early , before the staff and waited. Pretty soon they had me prepped and sedated for my 7:30 surgery.
I'm on the other side of Ireland which is 3 1/2 hours by train and another hour long bus ride to the hospital so I went the night before and stayed with my Brother near Dublin ( 1 1/2 hours to the hospital from there !! I was up at 4:30 getting showered and looking respectable for the man with the Scalpel.
I was all ready to wake up and have my Butt sewn shut and expecting a tube soming from there. I felt no tube and I was not in the ICU so I figured that something went wrong !!?? Not until about three hours later ( when I really woke up ) did I confirm that no work had been done on the intended surgery.
The problem was Scar Tissue . Apparently the scar tissue is covering/ smothering my Organs, including Bladdar and Small intestine. They said that they could not even identify the Bladdar and even less so for the small intestine. They thought it was too dangerous to continue and after poking around in there they just closed me back up again . I will go back in four weeks to see my Principal SUrgeon and see if they have come up with any solutions. Right now one proposal is to install a Stent in my Urethra to prevent a Pee Blockage when my Pouch gets infamed ....this causes Pouchitis which in turn causes Prostatitis which squeeaes on my Urethrta and stops my Pee . This happened recently and it took ten days in hospital to get the infection doen.
Right now I'm resigned to Not continuing with this planned surgery. The risks of having both a Urostomy AND Short Bowel as well as a Ileostomy does not appeal to me right now.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and did you find a solution ???
Thank You All XOXO Eamon .