Looking for anyone who has gone through ilieus post reconnection. And their stories. I am on day 8 post op and have had no gas passed or bowel movements yet. This is the most painful thing I have ever encountered. My belly is like a barrel and full of gas but it is not going anywhere. I got a c t scan done and there is a blockage at the reconnection site. They say it’s most likely swelling. And to wait for it to go down. But what if it does not go down and is just plan blocked. This pain is worse than the perforation pain from the attacke in March that resulted in the colostomy. I have had diverticulitis for over 10 years.
I have had a colostomy for about a yr. It has been backed up for about 3 day , yesterday it passed painfully LG. Marble like substance. This morning I have a sm.amount of blood from my rectum along with a small amount of tissue like suvstance.no pain any body know what is happening?
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
Colostomy Reversal After Sigmoid Colon Removal
I was wondering if anyone here is able to sleep on their front with a colostomy?
I have been finding my self roll over n middle of night, is it safe, will i damage the stoma?
End Colostomy Sleeping On Front
Just a question about a colostomy reversal if anyone has had this done and any problems with the after effects any info would be greatly appreciated
Well I want to start by thanking this community for all of the information I have read during the past three months. I had emergency surgery on June 10 for ruptured colon. Ended up with temp colostomy and hernia. I just had my reversal surgery and hernia repair on 9/19/17 and I am still in hospital waiting on first BM. The question I had, I am passing tons of gas and just started soft foods last night…. How long after I start eating will I have first bm? Also, this surgery was more painful than my emergency surgery in June…. I think because of the hernia repair… Any other folks that have had reversal and hernia repair feel it is a more painful procedure? Thanks
Day Six Post Colostomy Reversal
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.
JPouch Versus Having A Colostomy
Hi I would like to ask for assistance if any of you have extra bags you can help an old lady, I am writing in behalf of her since I wanted to help her.Please.
God bless us all.
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
Diverticulitis, Burst Intestine, Colostomy Reversal
Maybe facing resiting of colostomy stoma and just not sure how bad this is going to be. Have had other problems through the many years I’ve had colostomy, and not looking forward to the idea of this. Retracted and mishapened stoma along with recurrance of parasromal hernia causing episodes of leaking and blowouts. Anyone who maybe has information on this condition could help would be appreciated.
Resiting Of Colostomy Stoma