That answers that question as well. DON'T LET THEM OPERATE! I've undergone 4 emergency surgeries and am I screwed up now. A slow morphine drip was used the last time and worked. I can't believe what some surgeons have done to me in order to make their hospitals money. I am having a endometrian (sp.?)next week. If there is cancer present, I am not a candidate for a hysterectomy. Seems the 2 knucklehead docs in Newport Beach tacked my J Pouch to my uterine wall. My beloved doc in San Francisco told me some years ago, these "practioners" had done me great harm. And then some.
I am actually having this surgery next month. I can't say that I am looking forward to it. I too have had regular obstructions (every 6ish months) since 2011. Its draining, becuase in general I feel great! I eat a regular diet and lead a very active life, except for when I get am obstruction. I feel at this point I am kind of out of options. The last time I was in the ER the doc, was encouarging me to have the surgery. All the Xrays, CTs, and drugs that I need for obstructions are not good for me in the long run either. I also live in a small town and if I have a big obstruction and need surgery, they don't have anyone familar with Jpouch's and who knows what kind of outcome I might have. My surgeon who did my orginal surgery, I fully trust. I also will have a quick scope this week to check my pouch, prior to the upcoming surgery. Hoping for the best! Good luck to all who are on this same journey, what a ride~
Results may vary As you know, we are all different, and the amount of adhesion development is different for all of us. I did have laproscopic adhesion lysis surgery after a year of issues with obstructions. My surgeon said she removed 2 or 3 obstructions from me (saw the pictures and better understood why I was having issue - my small bowel was squeezed so small). However, she told me she had just done surgery on a woman the day before who had 20-30 adhesions she removed.
I can tell you that my surgery was VERY successful. I may have had a few partial obstructions since the surgery, but no complete obstructions or incidents like I had in that first year. My opinion is it is worth a shot to relieve your symptoms. Ask yourself if it can be worse after surgery than it is now and then decide if you want to move forward.
Sorry I did not see this question until now. I am having a small bowel resection on monday where my ostomy site was. I am super nervous but so tired of trips to the ER, and blockages. I am still very happy with my choice to go through with my Jpouch surgery, this has really been my only hiccup! Here's to the future, I will be in touch. Lyndse
Ok all, haev had so many blockages I lost count. I was too stubborn for surgery. I death for 10 years. Spent every 3 months at least in ER. Finally could no longer eat. Had surgery removed about 25 although surgeon said it was not too bad. Had a few minor ones since then, only one hospital visit. But now something is happening again as my system last week started shutting down. Had this 5 years ago, different from the other blockages but could not eat! nauseau, distended, major gas, etc. So, now I'm back at NYP and they r trying to figure out what is the cause. The surgeon took a scope today but just found pouchitis, now wants GI to do a endoscope. Had a MRI enter gran? Spelling? Everything looks fine. Surgeon does not think pouch is causing this, maybe adhesions again? I'm tired of the same tests, same things, over and over and over. So far I held down food yesterday but still on IV drip which opened everything up. Looks like a long visit, G says something has to be done if they can figure out what. Adhesions don't show on tests Most of the time.