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Surgery


Wed, September 18, 2019 2:50 PM

Ok so my husband has been in hospital for 3 weeks now due to his colitis. medication stoped working . hes not responding to steroids or any other meds .. They are saying our only option is surgery. They are talking about removing his colon and giving him an otsomy and at some point reconnecting and useing some of his bowel to form a pouch to help regulate his movements ... He is going 20 to 30 times a day at this point .. Q. Has any one had this surgery.. Q. How did it change ur symptoms... Q. Has it improved ur life ... Q. How many time and how often do. u have to go.. Q. Do you work how has it affected. Ur job .. Q. What is the best way to help. someone come to terms with this.

FPO Mitzi
Joined Sep 18, 2019

Fri, September 20, 2019 9:14 AM

Reply posted for Mitzi.

I’ve had the surgery.  It’s a big deal. Make sure you go somewhere they do this surgery all the time. Takes about a year to fully heal. There are sometimes problems with the j pouch. They call it pouchitis. Once you heal up you go pretty much like you used to. 

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

Fri, September 20, 2019 9:14 AM

Reply posted for Mitzi.

I’ve had the surgery.  It’s a big deal. Make sure you go somewhere they do this surgery all the time. Takes about a year to fully heal. There are sometimes problems with the j pouch. They call it pouchitis. Once you heal up you go pretty much like you used to. 

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

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