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12-17-2016, 09:44 PM   #1
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Why did you decide on stoma

JUst want to know why you decided on a permanent stoma. My docs want me to have surgery for a permanent ileostomy but I think I can still save my gut's
12-18-2016, 08:19 AM   #2
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I finally decided to give in and have an ileostomy when they told me that I would die if I didn't - sort of takes away the choice! And they had to cut way masses of dead and dying tissue. I had a hole the size of a large man's fist where they took out the rectum and anus and surrounds. It took 7 months to fill in, growing from the inside out.

Don't let it destroy too much tissue before you make the decision.
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