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... Hello. I will be very honest with whoever is reading my reply to this post...this is my first time ever "posting on a board" or "blogging", so I hope my message is clear and "readable"! Well, here goes... ... (32 replies)
Colostomy bag
Jun 5, 2013
... I would definitely avoid a colostomy bag if in any way possible. I'd rather do kegels and get the sacral stimulation surgery in the USA, paid privately. A colostomy bag can get infected and is very invasive and painful surgery. What I don't understand is how your surgery worked for 5 years and now doesn't work. ... (4 replies)
... I have had my colostomy bag for nine years and I am 35 years old. ... (32 replies)

... gone. Next i will have my rectum rebuilt with muscle taken from my leg. My dr cannot do this surgery until i heal from the sphincter repair. Anyway, i have no control over my bowels and live my life in the shower!!! ... (1 replies)
... Thank you so much for your words of experience. The doctor pretty much told her that he wasn't sure how much he would have to cut out, nor how much healthy colon she has to reattach until he went in. ... (9 replies)
... attach when they cut out the bad section. He said that they will have to keep cutting until they find a healthy section...won't this lead to a colostomy bag? ... (9 replies)
... metry test also to see if my pelvic floor muscles are working. That's the test I'm worried about, it will basically determine whether or not I'll have to have a colostomy bag or not. ... (32 replies)
... I had the same problems, went through the monomotry tests and the nerve testing and found out that I was not a canidate for the surgery and a colostomy was my only option. I am a 41 year old female hairdresser with severe Crohn's Disease that I have had for 17 years now and a colostomy was my biggest fear!! ... (32 replies)
... He refused to hug me for a few days. I expected that though. I am still so incredibly sore and on pain meds. My stitches have opened up all the way now. It is not fun. I use tons of gauze everyday. I am having a hard time believing i will ever heal. ... (298 replies)
... Best of luck during your endoscopy, make sure you're sedated though!! I hate them. Just want to be "normal" if you know what I mean. But I'm a bit like you as I can't remember a day where I've felt normal for years. Just trying to stay positive and still hoping that bowel will magically start working again on its own!! It's so true that it's a lot to think about as it's life... (18 replies)
... I am not surprised you are fed up with everything,it gets depressing and I hate feeling like that but we are struggling daily with health issues...so I think it is no surprise it drags us down!! ... (18 replies)
... Hi Angels2, I just read your threads on the board. I hope all is still going well with your colostomy. I suffer from bowel incontinence realted to obstetrical tear. ... (32 replies)
... I don't know how they will equip you since it is temporary, but, for example, swimming might not be possible, and perhaps a few other activities, because of surgery more than the colostomy though. ... (1 replies)
... I recently had surgery for crohns to take out a 6 inch portion that turned into a nightmare. It didn't go back together so I ended up with a temporary colostomy and thank god it was temporary. I had it reversed on the 29th of Dec. Now I am recouperating from 3 surgeries that I have had in the past 3 months. ... (32 replies)
... resulted in tightened muscle problems and a complete inability to have a BM. I had to get physical therapy just to get that muscle working again. All I can say is make sure you know you have a good doctor. Get a second opinion! Get a third too. And make sure he tells you how to recover! ... (0 replies)
... my gosh that is unbelievable prep! ... (66 replies)
... I was born with omphalocele. For those who don't know what that is it's when the intestines or other organs are herniated through where the belly button would be at the time of birth. ... (0 replies)
... I too have Crohn's but I've never had to have any surgery for that, but I did just have surgery yesterday to have uterine fibroids removed, so I am also experiencing aches and pains. I am also taking Percocet for this pain. ... (32 replies)
... Mary, So sorry to hear about your brother. Reminds me of my husband's situation last year in November. He had a colon resection and the surgery went bad, peritinitis, fluid filled his body...couldn't breathe....emergency surgery and then ICU for 11 days..colostomy. ... (8 replies)
... upport and yes, I am doing well. Maggie and Eagle, it really helps to know your experiences were similar with the emotional ups and downs. When I think about it, how could I possibly think I wouldn't be affected emotionally? ... (5 replies)


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