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02-06-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Reggie's Reversal

So tomorrow I am on my way to leave the cool club with the reversal of Reggie.
I would like to thank Reggie for his cooperation and assistance over the past 4 months and will miss him marginally in the future during a long and a prosperous remission (hoping/dreaming).

Sounds relatively straightforward hopefully through the stoma although will wait and see. Will post pictures and stories/updates as an when.
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02-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Good luck! I had my reversal last may and I never looked back. It was a little painful but worth it Was off work for 3 weeks and back to the grind like nothing ever happened.
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02-07-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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Well, so long Reggie... you did a good job while you were here. And Grant, you will always be part of the cool club.
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02-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #4
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Good luck xxxx
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02-07-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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Oscar is awesome! Loving my life with my stoma (with a hint of poo)!!

02-07-2013, 04:26 AM   #6
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Good luck!!! And may I add I wish you NO running to loo's in the near future! (only thing I enjoy about Stan that)
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02-07-2013, 05:14 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. Will Le you know how things go over the next few days.
02-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #8
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Quick update. All gone well and pain manageable. Managed to eat some soup but taking my time on this following issues I had las time.
I have a small drain in the wound for blood although this is likely to be removed today. The reversal was done through the stoma so didn't have to be split again which is great.

As ever the nurse team here has been excellent.
02-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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Wow! That's excellent news! Definitely take it easy. Is Reggie talking to you from the other side or has he even figured out what is going on yet? hahaha!
02-08-2013, 02:59 AM   #10
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Great to hear it all went well Grant! (I bet Reggie is happier on the 'inside')
02-08-2013, 03:05 AM   #11
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No talking yet but encouraging stomach noises. Will wait with baited breath for that moment.
02-08-2013, 03:12 AM   #12
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No talking yet but encouraging stomach noises. Will wait with baited breath for that moment.
I hope you are near a loo?!
02-08-2013, 04:11 AM   #13
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Close to a loo. Very lucky in that. Spike to Aston about going well. Small mishap as I am now allergic to my dressings (namely minix (sic)). Feels like tiny oil burns. Anyway nothing to worry about. Minor compared to the 6 inch long stitched up closure😉
02-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #14
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Drain taken out this evening and allergy 'burns' covered.
Farted for the first time so waiting for the big moment. Will add pictures of the wound a big later.
02-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #15
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Yay, farting!!!! I'm sure you'll be 'going' before long now.
02-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #16
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bye reggie, hope you're behaving on the inside!
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02-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #17
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So thought I would attach an image of the closure.... not the for the faint hearted but not many of those around here. Still no BM, but heres hoping.

This is with the drain still to be removed which was a weird feeling...

Probably going to get discharged tomorrow, but hopefully will have had a BM by then.
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02-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #18
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Ouch!
Glad everything is moving along (except those pesky bowels). hopefully they'll wake up very soon. Will it delay you going home if not?
02-10-2013, 12:56 AM   #19
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The bowels have woken so on my way home. It didn't look like it was going to matter to the docs anyway as had my name on the out board anyway. So far so good.
02-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #20
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Glad you are home now Grant. I'm hoping your recovery goes very smoothly. Thank you for posting pictures. Wow, they just opened you from the stoma site alright, that must hurt!
02-10-2013, 02:16 AM   #21
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Hip. Slightly widened the stoma vertically to make some space, did the join and closed me up. Better than through the original cut although going to be interesting scars.
02-10-2013, 05:11 AM   #22
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Glad you are home and hope it gets better and better for you
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02-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #23
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Hooray!! You are home and sounds as if things are going quite smoothly. Excellent!
02-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #24
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Looks like you're just a week behind me :-) good luck with recovery! They went in through my old scar. I do have pics if you'd like to see. My op was Jan 28.
02-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #25
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Recovery going ok. Good to be home. Katiesue how are things with your recovery?
02-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #26
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I want to see, katiesue!
02-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #27
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Glad everyone seems to be doing well Hope you both continue with an uneventful recovery!
02-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #28
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Here's what it looks like after most of the steri-strips have fallen off. Taken today. Bottom little scar was my stoma, top little scar was my mucus fistula.



My recovery is going way quicker than my recovery from my stoma placement surgery. I'm kinda glad too cause I'm ready to be done with all of this. Still sore and still trying to get stamina back. My poos have thickened a little... its no longer watery, more like piles. Hopefully I can get solid ones back!

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02-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #29
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Its good to hear you are both recovering well, does this mean we will miss you in the stoma sub forum? Hopefully you will continue to visit us.
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Thanks for the picture, katiesue. I like seeing how everyone's surgery is being done.
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