Quick update. My husband had his first of two surgeries to remove his colon, rectum and create his J-Pouch January 30, 2018.
His surgeon felt he was not healing as well as he should and performed a surgical debridement on April 26, 2018
On June 26, 2018 he had surgery to remove the small area that refused to heal, pulled down some healthy tissue from the small intestines and attached this healthy tissue to what was left of his rectum in the hopes of getting things to heal. This is where I left off.
My husband has since seen a second surgeon for a second opinion. The surgeon ran a bunch of test to assess my husband's situation, determine where exactly he was and how to proceed. The second surgeon told him that he needed to go back to his original surgeon. Sounds to us like he doesn't want to touch my husband with a 10 foot pole.
So to wrap it all up. This past January was a year from his initial surgery. He has given up on his surgeon(s) and has resigned himself to living with a bag for the rest of his life.
Here is my question(s). Do things need to be made more "permanent" like removing the J-Pouch or sewing things shut?
On a positive note... We took our first vacation since his surgery and he even went snorkeling, 4-wheeling and had a blast (oops you can see his bag peeking out)!!!!!!!!
Life goes on.....