Rectosigmoid colon resection - Terrified!

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Rectosigmoid colon resection - Terrified!

by Umielou on Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi all:

 I don't even know where to begin.  I'm scheduled to have removal of the rectosigmoid colon & 5cm mass in rectal wall on May 3rd and I am absolutely terrified.  I'm only 30 and have never been hospitalized before. The colon is very inflamed & has narrowed considerably, and then there is issue of the mass.  Biopsies from colonoscopy & transrectal ultrasound were negative for cancer, but my surgeon says he will not know until the pathology report details what is going on.

I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who's had a colon resection - ie how terrible was the surgery, how much pain were you in afterward, how long did it take you to get back to your normal routine, etc.  I feel like I have no real understanding of what to expect when I wake up. I'm also terribly afraid of having a temporary colostomy (which dr says is unlikely, but is a possibility, depending on what he needs to do when he opens me up.)

Thanks in advance for any responses. I'm so worried I can barely focus. 

 

RE: Rectosigmoid colon resection - Terrified!

by Carva on Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi terrified,

I had the rectosigmoid colon resection surgery on March 19, 2007.  The surgery went well and there was hardly any loss of blood.  I did not have to wear a bag. My surgery was done laparoscopically.  The recovery went well, and I am almost back to normal. So take it easy and relax.   

RE: Rectosigmoid colon resection - Terrified!

by terrified_also on Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 4/16/2007 Umielou wrote:

Hi all:

 I don't even know where to begin.  I'm scheduled to have removal of the rectosigmoid colon & 5cm mass in rectal wall on May 3rd and I am absolutely terrified.  I'm only 30 and have never been hospitalized before. The colon is very inflamed & has narrowed considerably, and then there is issue of the mass.  Biopsies from colonoscopy & transrectal ultrasound were negative for cancer, but my surgeon says he will not know until the pathology report details what is going on.

I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who's had a colon resection - ie how terrible was the surgery, how much pain were you in afterward, how long did it take you to get back to your normal routine, etc.  I feel like I have no real understanding of what to expect when I wake up. I'm also terribly afraid of having a temporary colostomy (which dr says is unlikely, but is a possibility, depending on what he needs to do when he opens me up.)

Thanks in advance for any responses. I'm so worried I can barely focus. 

 

HELLO,  I HAVE JUST BEEN DIOGNOISED WITH THE SAME AS WHAT YOU WENT THRU.  5CMM MASS/RECTOSIMOID.  I AM HAVING SURGERY NEXT WEEK AND IM TERIFFIED ALSO.  EVERYTHING YOU HAVE MENTIONED ABOVE IS EXACTLY WHAT MY DOCTOR DISCUSSED WITH ME.  HOW DID YOU MAKE OUT WITH EVERYTHING?  CAN YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE HOPEFULLY WITH A GOOD ENDING TO YOU STORY.  I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING WELL AND CAN EASE MY STRESFUL DAYS. 

RE: Rectosigmoid colon resection - Terrified!

by hassanawad on Wed Jan 16, 2013 07:41 AM

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hi, you are lucky if no cancer but your do. say the detaile of pathology mean type of inflammation do that symptomes ,so, i will give you medical ttt. and i,m sure you will be good with it

cipro 500mg  tab. BID

FLAGYLE   TAB. TID

MOTINORM    TAB. TID  befiore meal 30 min

omeprazol  20 mg  tab. before meal BID

NEO CARBONE  TAB. TID

  after one week you will thank me untile the result come

RE: Rectosigmoid colon resection - Terrified!

by hassanawad on Wed Jan 16, 2013 07:44 AM

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On Apr 16, 2007 12:00 AM Umielou wrote:

Hi all:

 I don't even know where to begin.  I'm scheduled to have removal of the rectosigmoid colon & 5cm mass in rectal wall on May 3rd and I am absolutely terrified.  I'm only 30 and have never been hospitalized before. The colon is very inflamed & has narrowed considerably, and then there is issue of the mass.  Biopsies from colonoscopy & transrectal ultrasound were negative for cancer, but my surgeon says he will not know until the pathology report details what is going on.

I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who's had a colon resection - ie how terrible was the surgery, how much pain were you in afterward, how long did it take you to get back to your normal routine, etc.  I feel like I have no real understanding of what to expect when I wake up. I'm also terribly afraid of having a temporary colostomy (which dr says is unlikely, but is a possibility, depending on what he needs to do when he opens me up.)

Thanks in advance for any responses. I'm so worried I can barely focus. 

 

hi, you are lucky if no cancer but your dr. say the detaile of pathology mean type of inflammation do that symptomes ,so, i will give you medical ttt. and i,m sure you will be good with it

cipro 500mg  tab. BID

FLAGYLE   TAB. TID

MOTINORM    TAB. TID  befiore meal 30 min

omeprazol  20 mg  tab. before meal BID

NEO CARBONE  TAB. TID

  after one week you will thank me untile the result come

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