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Mary Ann
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I had diverticulitis with stricture and leakage over a year ago. Seriously infected. They tried to resolve it with meds and a stent, that failed and they did a colostomy. 3 months later they tried to do a reversal, but found there was still too much infection/inflammation and a new stricture, ended up doing a ileostomy instead. In checking after that they found further signs of narrowing so they FINALLY referred me to a colorectal surgeon, that is the only way to go, with a specialist. She did a resection in May of 2014 another 8 hours of surgery. Finally dues for takedown on 11/6. It has been along 2 years, first they could not figure out the problem, then 3 surgeries in about a year, but I feel way better than I did then. My surgeon says my odds of failure with reversal are only about 5%. I have a horrible skin rash/itchiness/flaking around my bag even after seeing a dermatologist, so I cannot wait.

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