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Thread: Getting a colostomy for my 31st SCI anniversary!

  1. #11
    Good luck!

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obieone View Post
    All the best Shannon ...... Bill had an emergency ileosotmy done during a belly surgery gone bad and he never had it reversed .. he feels the same way as everyone else here has commented .... definitely more freedom !! Speedy healing .....

    ^^^^ What she said, lol.

    replace Bill with Stephanie and it was right after my sci .....

    Can't tell you about recovery time, as it was all mixed together w/ everything else. But it is certainly easy to care for.
    T7-8 since Feb 2005

  3. #13
    the surgery for mine was on my 6yr anniversary.

    it was the best thing i've done to increase independence.

    it'll be weird @ first but you'll get over it quickly.

  4. #14
    Good luck, mend fast!
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  5. #15
    Best of luck. Take it easy for a few days and you should be on the way to healing. Let us know how you are doing.


  6. #16
    I hope it all goes well for you!

    I'm curious what are the pros for this? For me I transfer to my shower bench which I put over the toilet and then go. It's an easy transfer, easier then getting into a car. I have a T4 injury as well and it never occurred to me to have this done.

  7. #17
    Andrew- if you are "happy" with the way your bowel program goes, then I would stay with it. Anytime you can avoid surgery, I would encourage you to. However, for some people, their bowel program is a huge inconvenience and takes well over an hour. They may be dependent on others due to their inability to lean over and insert a suppository or do dig stim. This is when I would say that you should consider a colostomy.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by SoulScream View Post

    I'm curious what are the pros for this?
    Mostly for me, I'm just so tired of constantly worrying about having an accident. When I do have an accident, it's humiliating.

    I've had 4 accidents away from home in the past year. I know that doesn't seem like a lot, but it's 4 too many for me. Last time I was downtown with my daughter. Time before that was as I was driving home from a date (at least I was alone). Time before that was at the end of a date (I was with him when it happened ). And the time before that was when I was getting my hair done.

  9. #19
    Colonoscopy scheduled for Sept 16th, and colostomy surgery on the 17th!

  10. #20
    Shannon, good luck! I think you'll be very happy with the results. 3+ yrs and counting for me..

    Onward and upward

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