I am fairly new to this site and have posted comments to other’s threads and now am posting my own story. My son who is 38 years old and developmentally handicapped is having his reversal done on Monday, March 26th.
He is pretty nervous about this but happy to be having it done. It has been a very long road for him since August 18/11 when he took extremely ill with Fournier’s Gangrene and had massive abdominal surgery on that date. They did a transverse to let his rectal area heal. His spincter muscles are not as strong as the surgeon would like them to be but he wants to try a reversal. She cannot say for sure if he will have problems but he is prepared to try. We have been given the option to have a further colostomy done much lower in his abdomen should we wish to do so at a later date.
I am so thankful for all of your posts and have learned so much by reading each one’s story. I am watching Dave in Canada very closely and am very happy that he is "on his way back". Also Darla has been posting wonderful information and makes me laugh along the way. What a gal!
Keep posting your stories as I am learning something new every day to help me when the time comes to help my son to get back to his "normal" self.
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Transverse Colostomy Reversals