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Colostomy Reversal

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:16 pm

Hi guys

I'm home lying in bed from a procedure to see if my rectum is in good shape for reversal. 

I was wondering if anybody has had the same situation as me. And if so how was the healing process?

I had cervical cancer 8 years ago. A year later I ended up in Hospital with stomach poison. The general surgeon cut me open to fix an area of radiation damage to the sigmoid COLON. He decided he didn' want to do it and put a colostomy. I've had it 7 years and have made the best of it with no complications. I recently went to a specialist and he said today that my rectum is clean and healthy and he can go in  and reconnect me. I'm excited but very nervous. He said I would most likely have an ileostomy for 6wks to allow the resection to heal before allowing bowel in it. He did tell me that most of his patients will say at one point that they wish they still had the bag. He said I have to be positive and trust him that in time everything will get back to normal. Have any of you experienced this?

Thanks Love Shug

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:41 am

Hi Shug,

different reason but similar op,after my reversal it was like being toilet trained again, like knowing if you need the toilet or just to pass wind, get reconnected, stay strong  and live well , good luck x

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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 am

Helo Shug.

I have no experience of this at all but it sounds good and I wanted to wish you well.

Best wishes


Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:37 am

Hi Shug!

i wish you best of luck and quick recovery!

My sister has just had her ostomy operation a couple of week ago, its a tough experince for her and us, its tougher here in tanzania ostomy supplies are very expensive and we cant afford them. basicaly am asking for donations of ostomy supplies, if u have any left and wont be in use anymore please may we have them.


Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:26 am

Yes indeed 

Absolutely will send when I'm done and will be praying for her and your family. 

Sincerely Shug

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:37 am

Thank you 

I have that feeling right now. Just from the endscopy where they blew air in there. I'e been close to toilet. I' trying to prepare. Congradulations on your reversal. I hope and pray you are doing awesome. God Bless Love Shug

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:40 am

I do feel blessed after reading some stories. Thank you for your reply and well wishes. Sincerely  God Bless Love Shug

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:47 am

needcrew haven't experienced that, but I truly wish you well!! God bless 


Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:05 am

Thank you very much Shug

May God bless you a quick recovery as well

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:54 am

Thank you sincerely

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:55 am

Send me your mailing address please.

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:39 am

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:36 am

I'm sorry Russell

When I click reply to a person's reply it must go to everyone. 

I was asking Stoneham for her address so I can send her sister some supplies.

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:37 am


Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:42 am
No problem, onward and upward xx
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