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... since her reversal surgery and she's still not having normal bowel function. Does anyone have any info. about this. Any info. is greatly appreciated. ... (3 replies)
Recovery Time?
Jul 9, 2005
... obably due to radiation I received 29 years previous when I had uterine cancer. So the decision was made to have the temp. ileo closed and the original permanent colostomy formed. ... (302 replies)
... This is if everything goes right, if he adjusts to the colostomy well, no major complications. If all that happens they might need your help only for a week or two after surgery and maybe not even that much. ... (17 replies)

Recovery Time?
Nov 18, 2004
... I had a permanent colostomy in May 2001 and received chemo starting in July that year. The chemo will cause some diareha but I was able to control it with immodium. ... (302 replies)
... There is one person I know of that is waiting still after one year. My case is different , I have a permanent colostomy. I could feel the scar tissue under the skin at the site of the stoma for a good six months. It did not cause any obstruction in my case and now (4 years later) I feel no scar tissue there. Your friend might have to wait 6 months or longer but things... (3 replies)
... Jaydees: Thank you for your response. Is it common-that scar tissue might be obstructing? If it is, is it most likely that it will dissipate or does the scar tissue mean that she will most likely need to go back to the colostomy. Do you happen to know how long the "wait and see" period is? I'm sorry for the million questions. I just want her to get better-I'm so sad.... (3 replies)
... There can be scar tissue that obstructs the bowel. The docs might be waiting for this to dissapate in the hope that her problems will go as the scar heals. It is a wait and see situation, here's hoping her the best outcome. Worst case, she will need a permanent colostomy. (3 replies)
Recovery Time?
Sep 4, 2005
... he is just anxious to get this reversal done! ... (302 replies)
Recovery Time?
Jul 14, 2005
... er, if it didn't leak as often as it did. That is the main reason why he feels trapped, and won't go far from home or for long periods of time. I truly hope the reversal goes well, and that we can also stop worrying if it will come back yet again. ... (302 replies)
... ot for at least 6 months. As my cancer was barely at stage 1 I didn't required any other treatment. Unfortunately my resection didn't want to heal properly so my reversal surgery became permanent colostomy surgery. I hope you are able to have the reversal. ... (8 replies)
Bugaboo update
Nov 3, 2003
... very important! I had a similar cancer to yours and had it removed last May. I was to have had a colostomy but my surgeon decided during surgery that he might be able to save me from the bag. ... (8 replies)
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Aug 25, 2006
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Note to Maz
Nov 9, 2005
... Goody seconds Edinaman's wishes and wants you to know that you will be in my prayers that everything goes smooothly and that your recovery is a speedy one. ... (3 replies)
... y difficulties with healing due to the pre op radiation. My incisions healed, and then broke open after the first surgery, and then after my temporary ileostomy reversal I had a few weeks ago. ... (6 replies)

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