Has anyone had a 2nd ostomy takedown?

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Has anyone had a 2nd ostomy takedown?

Postby Doubletrouble » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:20 pm

I have been faithfully reading this forum for over 2 years, and I appreciate the wealth of information you all offer. I am wondering if anyone has experienced having a 2nd ostomy takedown? Over a year ago I had an ileostomy takedown which went well until I developed a r.v. Fistula. I had to have a colostomy placed while undergoing several surgeries to repair the fistula. The fistula has now healed and I have the opportunity to have the colostomy reversed. I am concerned about how l will adjust to a 2nd takedown. I know that it's a toss up as to how my bowels will react. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this?
45 F @ diagnosis 2/2015 stage 3 RC
3/2015 chemo/radiation
6/2015 LAR /Ileostomy
7/2015- 1/2016 Folfox 12 rounds
5/2016 Ileostomy takedown
7/2016 colostomy due to rv Fistula
7/2016 - 3/2017 fistula repairs (3)
11/2017- colostomy takedown

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Re: Has anyone had a 2nd ostomy takedown?

Postby Basil » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:41 pm

I have zero experience but am on my first ileostomy and am counting down the days to reversal. I know it can be challenging but I haaaate this bag. Not going to feel normal until it is gone. Cheers to a successful procedure.
40 y/o male, kids 6&9
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer s3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPCT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
1 year scans - clear

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