Hi, I am new to the site and had a few questions.
I had to have a colostomy just over a year ago due to a doctor screwing up my back. I have cauda equine syndrome ( No bladder function and my nerves to my rectum stopped working) Since the colostomy I have had two revisions. For some reason my stoma keeps closing up. The doctor tried to put a scope through it to see what the problem was, but they could not even get the scope in an inch or two. I also have colonic bowel, (very slow moving), but when things do try to come out I have severe pain. Right now I am on TPN to get most of my nutrition. When I try to eat something more solid, I have more difficulty. The surgeon says I should probably just have all the large bowel out and convert to an ileostomy. Some days I have so much pain I am fine with this, but other days I am afraid. I have had so many bowel surgeries and I am tired of of all the operations and just being in the hospital for sepsis and other infections. Has anyone had any of these issues or can anyone give some advise on what to do. It seems all my doctors are encouraging to just get the ileostomy. Help…….
Thanks so much
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