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dmj101
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Does this sound right???
I am having a pertonial resection excised at and outpatient facility as sameday surgery..
My back end never healed properly since the tissue was irradiated.. so my proctology is going to open it and close it back up... as same day surgery at an outpatient surgical center.
I wantted it done at a hospital but she tells me this will be a nicer experience.. I am kind of uneasy about this.. would you be????

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Lovekitties
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They are doing more and more surgeries as outpatient these days.

When I had my major surgery the surgeon closed the back end with surgical super glue. He said he had much better results with it over stitches. I had no problems from it.
Just a thought you might ask about.

If the problem is only the top most layers of tissue and skin, I would imagine that outpatient would be ok...after all many of the cosmetic surgeries are done that way with much more cutting and sewing.

Hope the procedure works well for you.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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steveandnat
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It is really strange what they they do in these outpatient clients. I guess they must know what they are doing but I may be like you and want a regular surgical center. Pray everything goes well whereever you have your surgery. Jeff

steved
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Hard to really give an opinion without knowing details of surgery etc. but do think that avoiding stays in hospital is often a a good thing. You are more at risk of catching other infections and complications in hospital at times and where possible being in your own enviRonment is best. Do check up what follow up care you wil be getting to make sure that is adequate eg who will be changing dressings and do you have all the contacts for if things don't go smoothly.

Steve

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dmj101
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exactly that is my concern..
the followup.. I live alone.. I have no one to stay with or to stay with me..
I think there must be some confusion..
I even got the instructions to day that I need to do 2 enema's the morning of the surgery..
I have a colostomy - can i even do an enema.. I have never stuck anythig in my stoma.. that freaked me out the nurse had no idea what I was talking about when I called about this part..
I am starting to have really bad feeling about this and maybe I should just live with my ragged ann bottom..

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Lovekitties
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Since some ostomy patients practice irrigation daily, I feel certain that you can do an enema via the stoma. I you are uncertain how to do it safely or are uncomfortable doing it then you need to talk with your surgeon. Perhaps there is a home health nurse who can come and take care of it for you.

It sounds to me as if you and your surgeon need to have a very detailed conversation prior to moving forward with the repair work. Perhaps if surgeon gives you more detail about what is intended and after care required, and you give your issues and concers, you can both find some middle ground which makes you more at ease.

Wishing you the best,

Marie who loves kitties

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dmj101
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after the experience I had when I had the first surgery.. I would never trust a home health nurse.. they almost killed me... I don't really know how I survived. But all I know is that I am not doing the enema.. I don't irrigate and wouldn't know how to .. I have watched the video previously when I was learning how to use the colostomy.. my doc is not a fan on irrigation.. in fact it is old school.. no one is recommending procedure anymore.. so the idea is bizarre to me. In the US it is almost unheard of - I spoke to the colostomy nurse at the hospital and she said its been years since they have taught anyone to irrigate.

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