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Colostomy Reversal After Sigmoid Colon Removal

hi guys

i am new to this as just recently got out of the hospital after over a months stay.  I had a hysterectomy and the surgeon punctured my jejunum.  I had my sigmoid colon removed as it was destroyed while sitting in half a gallon of sepsis.  Also removed was a portion of the jejunum. 

Is there anyone out there with experience in a reversal with these pieces missing?  The doctor said I needed to wait at least 6 months for a reversal 

thank you!

jen

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Dear Folks,

Back in December 2011 I had my diseased colon removed suffering for years with ulcerative colitis. For the next year I had the ostomy bag which was a battle to avoid irritations andd mild infections. Then in November of 2012 I had a JPouch fashioned by Dr. Fleshner at Cedar Sinai. Then in December Dr. Fleschner attached the Jpouch and no more bags. However in the last 5 years I have suffered several pouchitis which is the same cramping, multiple bathroom event (diahhria) and bleeding in my diarhhia. I’ve had several sigmoidoscopies in 5 years and have taken Humira to help with uclers. My biggest concern is in the 5 years I suffer from fecal inccontinance. I am going through my bouts of medications and face the final option by seeing a colorectal surgeon to discuss what we can do. Th circular ending of the pouch is in question and the Jpouch is tilted to one side versus straight up and down as other Jpouch patients.

I am deeply depressed because living with the Jpouch is going to be a forever incontinent problem which terribly depresses me everytime it happens. Or go back to the bag facing the same issues I had before. I think this decision iss the tougest decision I can make at this point of my life. I am 68 years old.

Is ther anyone out there that can give me insights on my dilemma.

 

Thanks,

 

Steven

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i recently wrote to see if anyone had experience with colostomy reversal. Thank you to those that replied. It was both informative and scary. I didnt mention that I had bouts of diverticulitis for several years that was always treated with antibiotics but in June ’16 I ended up in e.r. And only after several tests did they find the burst and do emergency surgery. I woke up with the colostomy, the big scar and a wound vac. I did have n home care for the wound 3x a week but not much on education of colostomy. I was given the Hollister snap on 2 piece and that’s what I’ve stayed with except I went to a smaller circumference of the plastic snap on ring as it was digging in stomach when I’m in sitting position. I usually wear a huge ace bandage that I call a “wrap” to go around the bag to cover up the disk outline. It’s hard sometimes if there’s output because it’s flattened out, but I have not had any leaks. The only reason I had any idea take down was any worse than first surgery because I had such fear and asked a lot of questions. I am still confused with the whole thing because what if I have the reversal and I get diverticulitis again. I asked if I had dietary restrictions like no nuts, seeds etc. but was told I could eat anything with the colostomy. That was the surgeon PA not a gastroenterologist. I don’t eat a lot of nuts and no popcorn. It is hard to edit this thing so I can only write from this line,I have pretty much eaten everything but Does wanyone know about diet and the nuts seeds thing with an ostomy? much eaten everything 

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