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... My dad just had the second surgery, which is to reverse the ileostomy. this is his first week home after getting out of hospital... He has had bad days where he would go to bathroom 13 times a day. ... (6 replies)
... According to Dr. the operation to reverse it will be really small, like 20 min. And then after 2 days in the hospital, he will be back to normal. ... (11 replies)
... My dad just had his reverse surgery last Tuesday, he left hospital Thursday afternoon, all doing well. He is able to eat some soft food now. ... (2 replies)

... Hi, this is Daisy, how was your reverse operation went? ... (11 replies)
Recovery Time?
Mar 28, 2005
... Well father has been off of his chemo for 20 days now and isnt complaining about acid reflux, nausea, chemical-tasting tastebuds or dizziness, but his depression situation has not improved. He is CONSTANTLY wanting someone to sit with him, even if its just to watch the television. he cannot stand to be alone and always wants to read the medical books and the Cancer facts... (302 replies)
Colostomy and Bags
Aug 12, 2006
... You are NOT entirely correct... an ILEOSTOMY tends to be temporary, but in some people CAN be permanent, as can a COLOSTOMY. ... (3 replies)
Surgery question
Aug 25, 2005
... months. All depending on how the healing is going. Keep in mind that they are doing this in his best interest... and an ileostomy is not bad once you get the hang of it. ... (36 replies)
Recovery Time?
Apr 18, 2005
... month already and so far, alright. He has had many instances where his Ileostomy pouch leaks, so that is bothering him too. ... (302 replies)
Recovery Time?
Jan 31, 2005
... weeks after that, he will reverse it. My father wasnt too thrilled about this, but agreed, and commented, 'as long as i'm gonna live and be ok, i can wait a few more months'. ... (302 replies)
... because of the skill of my surgeon, he was able to reverse the Ileostomy in 6 weeks after surgery. ... (3 replies)
... and am now awaiting a reverse and additional chemotherapy. ... (13 replies)
... Hi Tigerfish....that is good is just a question of time. Isn't the internet a wonderful way to get tips and information, as well as support on this and other boards? I wish your dad well. (6 replies)
... thanks all, We went for his followup appointment with the dr yesterday and dr suggeted of using baby wipes and also he gave us some sample cream to put inside of the anus to ease the pain. I also found some tricks online, where we let my dad to sit in warm water when he does to bathroom, it not only helped his pain, but also was allowing him to have bowel movement at once... (6 replies)
... Tigerfish: That is because his colon is adjusting to letting acidic material through or not... a cross between acidic diarrhea and normal stool. Not to mention how many times he's having a BM. If the Immodium doesn't help... there is always prescription Lomotil he can add. He may have to take the immodium for a long time. Until his bowel has healed for at least a month or... (6 replies)
... there was another symptom that my dad had, was redness around the anus area and burning pain whenever he goes to bathroom, so I brought him some Preparation H and it was like a miracle cream!! (6 replies)
... Yes, it should all slow down soon but you could also ask his doctor about taking Metamucil which can bulk up the stool and slow down number of bowel movements. All the best to your dad. (6 replies)
... I just called the Dr and he said it is normal right after the surgery, he recommand my dad to take Imodium A-D when this happens and in a few months, it will improve significent (6 replies)
... Tigerfish... Please keep us informed on how he is coping with the reversal.. I for one am very interested as I get to get my reversal end of October or early November. Take care Maz (2 replies)
... Daisy: Your Dad may stay at much more frequent than before surgery. It's a great sign he can hold his stool!!! But he may need some bulking agents... either drugs like Immodium, or a fiber supplement. But No Fiber yet, as it may irritate his bowels. His colorectal surgeon will tell him when. Call his Doctor and ask about the Immodium. That should be fine, but best to... (2 replies)
Recovery Time?
Apr 16, 2005
... tor wasnt sure what it was all about. My bag is a temp, but theyre not reversing it until after Chemo and radiation.. grrrrr. Originally they told me they would reverse it before I had chemo. hmm who said women only changed their minds!!! ... (302 replies)

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