Share Facebook


02-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
cecilialynn
Senior Member
 
cecilialynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia

My Support Groups:
Reversal

Hello all. Ok so I need some answers from anyone out there who has had the reversal after 7 mths of a ostomy bag. Wondering how you felt afterwards, how long for the healing, how often you had to go to the washroom, eating certain foods and if they bothered you, Meds and warfarin( If you had to be on them at all) I heard that you always have to rush to the washroom and that you lose self control. That your bottom gets very sore from all the wiping, etc,etc. If anyone can help with this I would so appreciate. I am looking forward to the reversal and can only hope that all goes well.
02-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
Terriernut
Moderator
 
Terriernut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: United Kingdom

My Support Groups:
I was wondering, since you have UC if they are doing the Jpouch for you?

From others I've heard the urgency can be an issue. But I've got crohns, so I am not familiar with reversal for UC patients. Sorry!
__________________
Misty
DX Crohns Feb 2011, symtoms 1997, 2009 and then WHAM! Emergency surgery for perforated sigmoid, fistula through fallopian tube, septic and near dead: Colostomy-Stan was born 22/12/10. Another parastomal hernia, his name is Ollie and he is MONSTER size!
4gm Pentasa
6MP 50mg
02-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
shamrock15
Forum Monitor
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ottawa, Ontario

My Support Groups:
I have my crohn's just about everywhere, my reversal was 5 years ago now. Overall, I don't think there has really been a change in frequency for me - I was going 15+ times daily before, and will now have anywhere between 4-10 per day now. There likely will be a readjustment period for you, I believe I had one but I don't recall it that clearly. I do recall and still get "friction burn" on my butt from the wiping. Since the reversal, I have had more solid movements in that five years than I had in the previous 10 before the period with the bag. I think the involvement in your colon will be the determining factor. I would think that you should make a real effort to use some probiotics as soon as you can after surgery to get good flora going again, and I think that will really help.

Take care, hope it goes well for you. For as much as I appreciated what the bag did for me, and I will confess to A LOT of relief, I was certainly glad to be rid of it.
02-09-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
cecilialynn
Senior Member
 
cecilialynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia

My Support Groups:
Thanks Terrienut for some wise info you have provided for as long as i've been on this site, and thanks to you r reply Shamrock15. I had my colon removed except for a small amt which enables the reversal. I am lactose intolerant so i avoid those foods. And yes Terrienut I was told that I would have a J Pouch. I have heard mostly good things about the J Pouch so Im keeping my fingers crossed.
02-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
David
Co-Founder
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Hi cecilialynn, I know you'd like a little additional insight so I'm bumping your thread so others might have a chance to chime in
02-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
cecilialynn
Senior Member
 
cecilialynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia

My Support Groups:
Thankyou , Yes I would love some insite from anyone who's gone through this.
Reply

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com