JJH wrote:Basil wrote:P.S. I've had a temp bag for exactly one week and am already harassing my surgeon for a reversal. I haaaattteee this fucking thing.tammylayne wrote:...Your doc put the bag in...he/she is the best one to discuss when and how to take the bag out....
There is only one real complaint I have about my treatment and it concerns the bag. I have a lot of confidence in my surgeon and the only directive I gave him was pre-resection: I want you to do what you have to do but if there is any gray area do not give be a temp bag.
He seemed to understand this. I had no radiation and was a prime candidate to skip the ileostomy. But only time would tell. Woke up with the bag. When the surgeon came in I was told it was a close call and "she" was the tie breaker. "She" turned out to be a fellow (young doc) who I had never met before that day. "She" was not my doctor and someone I never (and would not have) authorized making medical decisions. If I had to do it again, I would have been explicit that I did not consent to any newbs having anything to do with my care.
If my surgeon had said, "it was a close call but this is what's best for you," I would have accepted it. But what I heard was the surgeon would not have done it but they let the green doctor decide.
Sorry, still bitter, although I know I should count my blessings and shake it off.