May 17, 2005 - 6:22 am
Well, I'm back after a few nights in hospital (they really are grimplaces to spend much time aren't they!) having my ileostomy reversed (Dx stage 3 March 2004, preop chemorad, surgery, post op chemo and reversal 8 months post op).
Wasn't too bad esp as the only other experience I have to compare it to is the initial bowel resection. Bowels going a bit mad now- frequency and urgency - but was well warned so expected this. Wierd to be sitting on the loo again after all this time.
Eating well again but unsure what to avoid- guess it is mainly trial and error. What are people's experience of reintroducing fibre after the reversal? It is early days yet as teh bowel needs to recolonise with bacteria and get its motility back but overall am pleased to have had it done.
I know I asked for general advise preop but if any one has any further advise (esp rediet and bowel control) I would welcome it gladly.
Nice to be back,