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Surgery on Wednesday afternoon

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:17 am

Good evening to all,

 

 Hope all is well, I am just asking what should I expect on my reversal??? Its been a tough year for me but finding the right clothes to feel comfortable with myself. My family and my fiance have been by my side all along. I have been strong and have not let this get me down. Im just nervous on the reversal since I had a lot of things go wrong during my 2 surgeries done at the beginnng of last year. Im just blabbing off... 😊

 

Hope to hear from someone,

 

Thks bunches... ❤

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:36 am

good luck with your surgery, keep the group posted as to your progress ! i would be excited to be reversed if it was an option for me. mmsh

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:48 pm

I can't tell you what to expect, but I will wish you luck. Myself, I've decided no to go down the road of reversal, I'll be "bagging it" the rest of th way. Stay positive, and keep us updated.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 pm

I had my reconnection surgery done on September 21, 2017. The only problem I had was that I contracted an mrsa infection during the surgery, but that had nothing to do with the reconnection. Once that was healed, I have had no further problems. I have learned to take a stool softener and a gentle laxative every day, but I can eat anything I want. I also had a major hernia repair and that has slowed me down, making sure that I don't reopen that hernia while recovering my strength. Go for it and good luck!

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:40 am

Hello Babydoll. I just wanted to add my own best wishes for your upcoming reversal. There should be nothing to worry about as these procedures  are completed regularly without complications. One of the problems with coming on a site like this, is it is a forum that will attract people who have had problems which they want to share, so we tend to get a somewhat biased view of things going wrong.

I would love to here from you again after the surgery to let us know how things went for you!

Best wishes

Bill

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:53 am

Oh no yes a ot went wrong believe me, I went in to the emergency room day after Christmas since I had a very bad pain, Dr addmited me of course and I had everything done they could possibly find in the hospital to get done on me. Problem was that I didnt have insurance at the time Sondra didnt want to take me and do the surgery on me which they found I had a 10cm ball of mass behind my ovaries. Well one good Dr where I live helped me out and never let it go until he found a Dr that was willing to do the surgery but of course like any Dr that wants to get paid or in my case he came in and talked me and said I had 2 options one was either get the surgery done or just go home on birth control and see how I feel and if starts to go down??? Like wtf!!! Ughhh some drs.. Of course I talked with my mom and next day I was being put on the schedule for surgery. Well had procedures done where I was hurt pretty bad.. Day comes when surgery date is and all this time I'm in pain since the pain meds are not working anymore. Went in for the surgery came out recup of course then went back to the room, nurses of course wanted me to stand up and start walking around... I couldn' I was hurting pretty bsd... Well turns out that the Dr did not remove the ball of mass and he opened me where he wasn' suppose too. My mom was piswed beyond belief... I have a c-section scar where he cut me open and to top it all off the Dr never went to go and see me after or let my mom and I know whet he did to me... Well since they found out I still had it I was sent to another city for surgery... Also has problems with procedures finding s Dr that was willing to operate since it was too risky and I was turned down by a couple of drs. Finally one did and I had to have so much removed since the other surgery was a total mess and i can not have children anymore due to all of this as well. So Yh now I'm on the way to the hospital with nerves like hell but hoping for the best. So Yh I know this page is to meet people with the same or similar situations and I have read many stories of people that have been through the same situations or better/worse. Oh well u guys take care and hope yo hear from you guys soon. 😊

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:56 am

Wow that would be a tough one for me to take but I didn' have a option because of what I went through. I didn' want to keep it anymore... I mean i will miss my baggie and stuff but nah the sooner they can remove it the betterr..  Best wishes to you. 

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:08 pm

Don’t worry. I had my reversal and it went extremely welll. I’m sorry I waited as long as I did to get it. I was 66 at the time. 

Before you know it, you’ll be as good as new. Good luck. 

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:28 am

Hi guys, 

 

Well unfortanelty not everything goes our way well mine. So I had my colostomy reversal but due to complications, scar tissue, my intestine being to short my Dr had a hard time putting it back together so in that case now I came out with a ileostomy!!! I hate it. One week in hospital came out and wet right back in due to severe dehydration which cause kidney failure and was hospitalized for another couple of days. Just got out yesterday and Now awaiting the day for my ilesotomy reversal. I cant wait for all this to be over. 

 

So much happens to one in such a short time, but I'm glad to be alive!!! 

YOLO!!! 😉

Dee ❤

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:37 am

Hi! Don’t worry! I had the same thing after my colostomy reversal. Unfortunately the ileostomy is more difficult to maintain, but with your colostomy experience, you will be fine.  

You must, I repeat, must, drink drink drink and stay hydrated. My kidneys deteriorate after the ileostomy and they are the only remaining “complication. “

I had my ileostomy reversed exactly 4 years ago after waiting 14 months for the colostomy to heal. I’m as good as new and I’m In my late 60s. My kidney function is adequate now. 

Hang in there. You will get better. Remember to drink!! 

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Yeah Thks I learned that the hard way, I thought it would be the same thing but nope... What a scare I had. I'm doing better now and waiting to heal but once I heal I go back into the hospital for surgery again. Oh well I'm lucky to have such a great Dr. 😊

Dee 😊

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Babydoll, sorry you had to endure this, however you have something to look forward to, a reversal, stay strong!! Wishing you a speedy recovery.! Angelicamarie
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Thank you angelicamarie, yes but I'm alive and that's what counts. 😊

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:18 pm
Baby doll how true!! First and foremost.
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