Cold feet about a reversal!
Hi all, this is my first post and I’ve only decided to write one as I’m having a case of cold feet about a reversal on my temporary ileostomy at the end of this month.
I had an op back in December 2016 and most of my rectum was removed. My lovely surgeon did put in a bit of extra storage space and I was extremely fortunate not to need chemo or radiotherapy. At the time I was so pleased that I did have a temporary ileostomy and that one day I would have a full system.
I felt in the first 6 months that my stomach was adjusting to its shortened pipe work and after a year I was more like my old self. Now I’m almost living as I was before, lifting heavier things in my garden and Allotment, obviously being sensible! I am careful about what I eat, but though more boring, it’s not impossible.
I suppose I would just like to know what are the positives of being reconnected to the rest of my bowel, as some of the things that I’ve read, do make me have a little panic!
Thanks for reading my post, Sue