Ileostomy Reversal

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Ileostomy Reversal

by WORRYING_IN_INDIANA on Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:00 AM

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My daughter is facing her reversal this month! She is 17 and has ulcerative  colitus they think! She had two third of her colon removed in august. If she does in fact have ulcerative colonitus  then she will have the rest of her colon removed and her rectum so she won't have any other problems in the future! But they said they can reconstruckt her rectrem an she will be able to use the restroom normal again! I have faith in her dr but i am soo worried too! Does any one no how long the surgery takes an how long of a hospital stay an recovery time! Thanks

RE: Ileostomy Reversal

by ghbell on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 10/2/2009 WORRYING IN INDIANA wrote:

My daughter is facing her reversal this month! She is 17 and has ulcerative  colitus they think! She had two third of her colon removed in august. If she does in fact have ulcerative colonitus  then she will have the rest of her colon removed and her rectum so she won't have any other problems in the future! But they said they can reconstruckt her rectrem an she will be able to use the restroom normal again! I have faith in her dr but i am soo worried too! Does any one no how long the surgery takes an how long of a hospital stay an recovery time! Thanks


 

I hope I can help out on this one.  Ten years ago I was diagnosed with UC and had a total collectomy and had a J pouch constructed from the small intestine.  All went well with the initial surgery and from my experience is well recommended compared to permanent ostomy.  Just recently however I went in for a colonoscopy and they perforated my intestine.  I was again given a temporary illeostomy to allow for the perforation to heal up.  18 months passed and last week had the reversal.  Not going well at this point and not sure what the issue is.  I was also wondering if anyone has gone through this process and whether the time frame for everything to start working well is lengthy or not.

 

When I had the J pouch etc I found that taking metamucil two times daily worked very well and being an active younger personal (33) at the time of the UC and the j pouch etc I could function very well with little issues.

 

Long term concern is that I have heard you will go for ten years with no problems with the J pouch and then issues start up again.  That is exactly the time frame I'm on and also wondering if anyone has gone through this as well.

 

The length of stay in hospital when you first use the J pouch is kind of painfull and lengthy as they have to ensure all is working well.  Passing gas and your first BM will be painful but based on my experience the pain is worth the functionality I had after the pouch.  I think I was in for a week upon first using the J pouch.

 

I hope all goes well and like I said I had a good experience with the pouch comared to the ostomy however after ten years I'm experiencing some issues and don't know if all will clear up in time

 

 

 

RE: Ileostomy Reversal

by ghbell on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 10/2/2009 WORRYING IN INDIANA wrote:

My daughter is facing her reversal this month! She is 17 and has ulcerative  colitus they think! She had two third of her colon removed in august. If she does in fact have ulcerative colonitus  then she will have the rest of her colon removed and her rectum so she won't have any other problems in the future! But they said they can reconstruckt her rectrem an she will be able to use the restroom normal again! I have faith in her dr but i am soo worried too! Does any one no how long the surgery takes an how long of a hospital stay an recovery time! Thanks


 

I hope I can help out on this one.  Ten years ago I was diagnosed with UC and had a total collectomy and had a J pouch constructed from the small intestine.  All went well with the initial surgery and from my experience is well recommended compared to permanent ostomy.  Just recently however I went in for a colonoscopy and they perforated my intestine.  I was again given a temporary illeostomy to allow for the perforation to heal up.  18 months passed and last week had the reversal.  Not going well at this point and not sure what the issue is.  I was also wondering if anyone has gone through this process and whether the time frame for everything to start working well is lengthy or not.

 

When I had the J pouch etc I found that taking metamucil two times daily worked very well and being an active younger personal (33) at the time of the UC and the j pouch etc I could function very well with little issues.

 

Long term concern is that I have heard you will go for ten years with no problems with the J pouch and then issues start up again.  That is exactly the time frame I'm on and also wondering if anyone has gone through this as well.

 

The length of stay in hospital when you first use the J pouch is kind of painfull and lengthy as they have to ensure all is working well.  Passing gas and your first BM will be painful but based on my experience the pain is worth the functionality I had after the pouch.  I think I was in for a week upon first using the J pouch.

 

I hope all goes well and like I said I had a good experience with the pouch comared to the ostomy however after ten years I'm experiencing some issues and don't know if all will clear up in time

 

 

 

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