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02-27-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Takedown surgery in a few days!

It has been since 3/18/13 that I have had this ileostomy, and I have counted the days since then to get the reversal done.

Well today the doctor gave me the final clearance for my surgery which is scheduled for March 3. I can't wait for this to be over with. I know down the road I might have to deal with it again...but for the here and now i'll take returning to somewhat of normal!
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Colon Perforated March 2013, total of 3 feet of intestine removed and temp ileostomy placed.
ileostomy take down March 2014
Hernia repair June 2015 in surgical area from 2 prior surgeries
Perianal abscess found Feb 2017 with subsequent fistula discovery & seton placement March 2017 w/2 additional seton drains placed May 2017
Have surgery pending to remove gallbladder & repair hernia along a prior surgical site.
02-27-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Congrats on that surgery date. I hope it turns out well and keep us posted.
02-27-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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That's great, hope it goes well!


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Diagnosed: July 2009

Resection and removal of Enterocutaneous Fistula: Jan 2014
Pelvic infection Drainage: April 2013
Ileostomy reversal: February 2013
Ileocecal resection and temp. ileostomy (Say hello to Norman!): Nov 2012
Current Medication: NONE!

Past medications: Humira, Infliximab, Azapthioprine, Asacol, Budesonide, Prednisolone, Flagyl, Cipro, Cholestyramine (Questran), Fortisips.
03-04-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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How did it go? How are you feeling?? Sending you positive thoughts. Enjoy your postop meds!
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03-04-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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Well we ran into a small snag. I was on the OR table, sedated and ready to go. Doctor took the bag off and noticed pus coming from around one side of the stoma. Determined I had an abscess next to the stoma and had to hold the surgery. So I'm in the hospital now with a drain in and on antibiotics. Just had a CT scan done and we will see if we can move with the surgery....so hopefully just a small bump and that maybe I can get it done tmrw
03-04-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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Well, that sucks!! Good thing they held off, though. Glad you are being treated. Fingers crossed!!
03-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #7
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Well they discharged on Thursday to continue at home oral antibiotics and they have a drain in the abscess to clear it. Surgery rescheduled for Tuesday 3/11. Sounds like they'll do the takedown and pull the drain and clean that area out at the same time. So after surgery it sounds like they'll leave that part of the incision open and use a wound vac to close it.

So tmrw starts the 2nd time doing the pre surgery prep...that "delicious" drink stuff...joy lol.
03-17-2014, 05:01 AM   #8
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Hi LemSat87 how did your take down surgery go ? I hope you are on the mend. I am waiting for takedown op myself and am interested to know what happens ! Fingers crossed for you
03-17-2014, 01:30 PM   #9
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Surgery went well, they did the takedown and things are working good. Using the bathroom about 10 times a day right now. A lot of gas, but it's tolerable. Wearing an abdominal binder right now to help keep everything together.
03-17-2014, 01:55 PM   #10
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Glad it went well...good luck with the rest of your recovery
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03-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #11
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hows your recovery going? My take down surgery is next Thursday.
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