Reply to "Permanent Ileostomy to a K-Pouch or BCIR?"

I had had a total colectomy due to slow transit megacolon and rectopexy due to prolapse and my small intestine was connected directly to my rectum.  This led to chronic diarrhoea and rectal spasms which were constant and debilitating.  After much research I decided to be the 4th person in Australia to get a K Pouch.  I underwent my initial surgery in early February.  Due to many complications I have undergone about 15 surgeries since, the most recent of which was creating a temporary ileostomy to give my 3rd new K Pouch time to heal.  The plan is to take down the ileostomy in early October and hopefully start using my K Pouch and NOT have another valve slip or infection or blockage etc.  Despite my ordeal I am optimistic, not long now!

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