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    Quote Originally Posted by jwr18 View Post
    I am sure everyone in Colorado0 knows this Dr and would chastise me for questioning his expertise.
    I don't know the doc (I'm new to Colorado), but I didn't see you as questioning his expertise as much as you just being resistant to something as seemingly extreme as a colostomy. Even though it looks as though the colostomy is your best bet in dealing with the sore and the surgery, and it's not necessarily permanent, I think your reticence is completely understandable. But whether you keep the colostomy after you're healed up or not, it does seem like it will be a big help in keeping the surgery site clean and more worry free while you recoup.

    Here's to you getting back up and moving asap.

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    jwr18! You are So very lucky to be living in CO close to Craig hospital. I too am a c4/5 quad and I had a sore requiring a flap many years ago. Got it about a year after my initial rehab at Craig (i ignored advise re: weight shifts). Back home on the west coast a local plastic Doc assured me he could do a flap and all would be well. It wasn't and two years later I finally flew back to Craig where they had to shave off a bunch of my ischial tuberosity and do a major flap. It's been all good (with the help of a ROHO cushions) ever since. If the bag can be reversed it sounds like the way to go.
    Good luck!

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    Jwr18; I apologize if you felt like I was trying to persuade you into getting a colostomy, I wasn't just wanted to let you know why most people probably end up keeping their colostomy.
    Renee

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    Quote Originally Posted by sreneet View Post
    Jwr18; I apologize if you felt like I was trying to persuade you into getting a colostomy, I wasn't just wanted to let you know why most people probably end up keeping their colostomy.

    Do not apologize. I need all the advice i can get.

    james
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    I've had a skin flap surgery on my sacrum 5 years ago and I did not have a colostomy. However, when I was trying to disimpact myself, I tore the sitches and my ps had to re sew it up. I've honestly never heard of a ps doing a colostomy before a skin flap, but honestly, it's better safe than sorry.

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