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... Does any of this sound normal to anyone who has had a colostomy reversed? ... (2 replies)
... Severe inflammation and infection is not to be "expected" after surgery in my book!!! ... (2 replies)
... of her history with breast cancer, they removed it immediately and that's where her problems really began. The surgeon made a mistake which resulted in a second surgery and a temporary colostomy. The colostomy was reversed in January and she has had constant, dull, pain since. ... (3 replies)

... Hi tinamarie. sorry to hear your mum is having probs and in such pain. I have no experience of colostomy reversal however i do have experience of husband and mum having surgery last year. ... (2 replies)
... e with a colostomy. We have many questions concerning these things and I have found that the answers are better when received from someone that is living with a colostomy themselves. Before I ask any questions I would like to first say that all of you have already helped us accept that this is not the end of the world for us. ... (6 replies)
... doubt whether most surgeons who perform ostomies understand how appliances work. Fortunately I got my "longer" stoma and have no problems with leaks, etc. It did take my stoma about 6 months to settle down to a consistant size. ... (46 replies)
... Sorry, some of us like to try to get away from the fact that we STILL suffer from problems related to cancer, and try to take a break from the whole "cancer thing." This is why it is VERY helpful for many to read previous posts, or search for what you are looking for. ... (9 replies)
... I recently had surgery for colorectal cancer and between the time of surgery to remove about 30cm of large bowel and the reconnecting of same I had an ileostomy bag. ... (4 replies)
... He said two of his patients that had the transanal excision surgery like my husband had come back over the last two months and their cancer had returned. One was after five years and the other after seven years. ... (5 replies)
... house a mess so what, car a mess so what, basement a disaster it can wait I'm allowing my body to run my life, but I take control after the treatments are all done.... then watch my speed. ... (46 replies)
... vered" my anus and rectum through that incision, while also doing a full belly incision to allow them to transect the colon and remove the tumor. Then they do a colostomy by bringing the colon out through the abdominal wall and close up the anus completely. ... (3 replies)
... My husband was in a similar situation almost 4 years ago. You don't say whether they have given a stage for the cancer. We weren't until after the surgery and pathology assessment. Your Dad's situation might differ but I can only recount what happened to us. ... (6 replies)
Why Me
Mar 4, 2009
... I'll be back, well here I am, minus one Rectum and plus one Colostomy bag which is permanent and so far we are getting on well together. But let me me start from where I left off. ... (7 replies)
... nd her recovery was a lot longer, her subsequent surgeries where at Washington Hospital Center with a more indepth surgeon, who told us that if she had her first surgery there, they could have gotten it all, I don't know how true that is, because she had 5 reoccurances total. ... (5 replies)
... I'm the same age as your aunt and have had a low sigmoid colostomy for a little over a year now. I also had a temporary ileostomy 6 months prior to that. So I've been wearing a pouch for almost 2 years. ... (14 replies)
... He is scared. I can empathize. I have never been so scared in my life than I was while being wheeled down the corridor to the O.R. despite the valium they gave me. Major surgery is scary no two ways about it. ... (7 replies)
Recovery Time?
Oct 22, 2004
... I had virtually the same surgery your Mom is facing. ... (302 replies)
... You're NOT a big baby worrying about this. You are about to have major surgery... albeit, having laparoscopic surgery will make your recovery much shorter, and you'll be going again in no time. ... (7 replies)
... Lying down and getting up should be done slowly and deliberatly, treat this as you would someone recovering froma hernia operation. ... (17 replies)
... Today is the 8th day after my hubby had surgery to remove his rectal cancer, he'll be home tomorrow!! he has stage 4, he also has cancer in one kidney totaly separate from the rectal and liver cancer... ... (9 replies)




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