Reply to "Death, dying, mourning...getting closure"

Dixie,
Full k pouch surgery is as yet impossible through laporoscopy but certain procedure that touch the k pouch are possible if they are not require to go inside of it or touch the valve...I have had 3 hernia fixes around the pouch and valve done through laporoscopy and during my galbaladder surgery my French surgeon noticed that my pouch was 'down', fallen off of the wall (I could have told him that myself, and did a couple of times)...so with instructions from Dr C, he will one day (of my choosing) go back in through laporoscopy and tack it back up...no need to open up the abdomen for that...
hope that this helps
Sharon
ps...The symptoms of a k pouch being down (off of the wall) are that the valve is being pulled or yanked by the pouch so it can open up the valve artifically and cause both stool and gas leaks, twist the neck of the pouch/valve and make intubation difficult or impossible, cause obstructions, pain, cramps and a whole lot of other problems...once the pouch is put back on the wall, the symptoms cease.
Sharon
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