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... Does any of this sound normal to anyone who has had a colostomy reversed? ... (2 replies)
... he had no severe pain at all and didn't even take any pain medicine after he left the hospital. He was only in the hospital two days. ... (2 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)

... 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)
... 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)
Colostomy diet?
Jul 26, 2006
... There is no special colostomy diet. ... (3 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)
... easily disrupted. Since I had a reconnection my stools have been very urgent and unpredicatable and varying from very loose to semi firm. I am told it could take months to settle down again if in fact it does. ... (4 replies)
... I'm sorry... I misunderstood your predicament. Often the wound goes down and then opens up into this crater. She is right, you need it to heal from within out. ... (46 replies)
... ached to a small part of the rectum they saved for the attachment. I also had a ileostomy put in at that time. I then had chemo and just three weeks ago had my take down done. I am having frequent bm's but not runny. very normal in texture but because I have no rectum for storage, I go a little at a time but many times. ... (0 replies)
... As for the colostomy bag, it will only be a temporary measure if in fact you need one at all. ... (7 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)
... Once my incision healed over it was not long before I no longer had pain there but it did take a very long time before I had much strength in my abdomen muscles and I could definatly feel when I was stressing those muscles. ... (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)
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)
... o I don't know if there is a way to send a PM. If so, please send me one with any specific questions or concerns, and I will try to help you. Try and relax and take the first step by getting in to see the doctor and being very proactive with your health care. ... (7 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)
... had 5 reoccurances total. The surgery at WHC was a quicker recovery time, as far as hospital stays, etc., she was out in about 5 days, and that is when she had a colostomy put on, she got back on her feet fairly quickly as well. ... (5 replies)
... Lying down and getting up should be done slowly and deliberatly, treat this as you would someone recovering froma hernia operation. ... (17 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)

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