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Colostomy Reversal

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:35 pm

I had a colostomy reversal 2 weeks ago after a gastric perforation related to diverticulitis in Oct 2018. It has been a tough recovery but all seems to be improving at this time. At first bathroom trips were 4-6 times per day and has become less frequent now. Staples came out yesterday and wound looks great. Currently on low fiber diet. Eating small frequent meals. Starting to venture out of the house with friends. Can now sleep on my side again. Just wanted to provide some support for anyone that is thinking of having a reversal. I was so scared before surgery and almost skipped it due to fear and anxiety. 

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:39 am

Hello Debbie. Thank you so much for your post. So often people have successful reversals and simply drift away from the MAO site without providing feedback. If there were more posts like yours, then the pre operation anxiety might be alleviated.

Best wishes 

Bill

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Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 am

Debbie, thanks so much for posting. My ileostomy reversal is coming up soon and  I'm a tad nervous, so reading stories like yours makes me feel much better. I wish you continued success!

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:08 pm

It is  nice to hear success stories on reversals. Like Bill said, many have success,  but go back to living and don’t report on it! Lately , I have seen several great stories and am so happy that some are able to go back to a normal poo! 

Congratulations!

Puppy

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