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Reconnect My Colostomy

Just left my surgeon’s office. He said my emergency colostomy was due to diverticulitis, not Ulcerative Colitis or Cancer, and it should be safe to reconnect me. I have already had an EKG by my primary care physician and it was clear. However, Dr. Carter still wants a release from my cardiologist. I have an appointment to have a colonoscopy through my stoma. When the release from the gastroenterologist and the cardiologist get to Dr. Carter, we will do the reconnect through the old incision. I do not have a hernia now and he warned me against exercise other than walking for the next year. Of course, it is hard to walk with no cartilage in my left knee or left ankle, but I will do the best I can. Prayers are requested, please.

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Reconnect My Colostomy

Flying Within The USA With A Colostomy

I have a friend who will  soon be flying from TN to N.C. and she was given two cards, one that is blue that said Urgent use of bathroom….guess that is for emergencies and a white one that she is to show to the scanners and they are suppose to take me to a private room to be “pat down”.   Has anyone else flown recently and recieved these cards and do they work when needed?  

 

She is also scared of “blowing up” in flight which I doubt will happen but has anyone traveled recently and if so have you experienced any problems either with security or in flight problems?

 

I have had my colostomy for 4 years but have not flown in that time and she has not had hers a year yet and is new to this.

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Colostomy Vs Ileostomy

Looking for feedback from those who have ileostomies and especially anyone who had a colostomy that was changed to an ileostomy.

A little over 6 years ago I got a permanent colostomy. But now my gastro doctor said because of a bad stricture and polops in my bowel he is recommending to my colon surgeon that it be made into an ileostomy with most of my bowel removed–right now I have about 40% of my bowel left.

Questions:

Anything in particular, any suggestions or ideas you have that will help me adjust to an ileostomy?

In particular I also want to know:

Am I likely to lose weight with more of my bowel removed?

Will the ileostomy be less noisy, less gassey, than the colostomy?

Will I have trouble with medication, pills, not fully digesting with less bowel?

Will I have more skin issues, leaking and such with the ileostomy?

I have Crohn’s Disease with no signs of the disease in my small bowel. By getting rid of most of my large bowel am I less likely to have Crohn’s issues in the future?

Anything else I should know?

Much thanks for your thoughts and feedback!

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Colostomy Vs Ileostomy

Colostomy

I have a temperory colostomy following

removal of an early rectal cancer. T1-T2

i had a few surgery related challenges 

but I am now home and getting better. 

Coping with colostomy but look forward 

to reversal one day .

i am keen to hear from women who have 

had or are considering reversal . 

On my discharge all the nurses 

have encouraged to return for the 

reversal. 

Thanking you all for your time. 

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Colostomy Reversal Experiences

Hi. Two weeks ago I had my colostomy reversal surgery and wonder if others out there would be willing to share their experiences with me on pain, any issues after surgery (what I should look out for) and any long-term issues as a result of having the colostomy or reversal surgery. I only had my colostomy for 9 weeks before the reversal (got it early Jan 2017 as a result of emergency surgery to address a burst colon from diverticulitis. Thank you so much.

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Ileostomy Vs Colostomy

Hello, I am looking for information from anyone who has had a ileostomy and then had a colostomy.  How do you feel about the difference beteen the two?  If you had the ileostomy and now have a colostomy are you happy with the change?  I am interested in anything you can share about the two procedures.  I have had a ileostomy for 18 months.  I have been told I am not a candidate for a reversal and the doctor has mentioned possibly doing a colostomy.  I am wondering if going through another major surgery and recovery is worth it.  I am 69 years old and function very well with the ileostomy other than the hernia I have developed, which will have to be delt with as well.  Sincerely, Sunnyone 

 

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Colostomy Mucus Amount?

Can someone please tell me how much mucus build up there is from a colostomy, end colostomy? i have an illieostomy and cant manage with the amount and size with my current issues.

 

I am after how frequent you have to go and pass a mucus plug, the firm hard ones.

Is it once a day once a week or once a month?

 

Thank you

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Colostomy Mucus Amount?

Colostomy Reversal (VATER SYNDROME)

Hello everyone,
I had a question about reversal of a colostomy. I have had my colostomy since I was born and had it reversed just a year into life. Then after another year or so things were not working and I was getting enemas and rashes so they gave it to me once again. Now at 24 I want to give it another try and see if it’s possibly. Does anyone have stories of having it their whole life and then getting a reversal and hopefully successfully??
I also have something called VATER syndrome, it is very rare and if I recall I had an imperforated anus and this is one of the main reasons that I had the colostomy. My mom also believes that the docter said that I may have no nerve endings in my colon.

If anyone has a little information good or bad that they could provider for me, I would appreciate it. My whole life has kind of been a struggle with it. I was very athletic but I wasn’t able to do any kind of sports because I would have accidents and I would not be able to keep the patch on. It seems like I still have problems that if I have an accident because it becomes majorly loose.
Thanks!!

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