I am not sure about the J-pouch, so I must not have had that? Please explain.
Also, I still have days with no appetite along with diarrhea
so much that I have to work to stay hydrated. Is gatorade a good help for this? Is Boost recommended?
My incision (small because I had laproscopic) got infected in a small area of it. It drained a purulent discharge, and on the second visit back, the doctor trimmed the edges and cleaned it out. It has since continue to close and heal, but now it is beginning to open and drain in another section (mostly clear except when it bleeds a little). I clean it with an alcohol swab and cover it loosely with gauze. The doctor has not seen this last problem with the incision, but I have an appointment in 5 days.He did not seem concerned with the first infection and said it was somewhat common after colectomy
, I suppose when the large intestines is removed through this incision? Is this common?
I only had intestinal issues for a year before the surgery. I rarely got constipated. But, had terrible abdominal pain
and cramping, nausea
, weight loss
and saw a gastroenterologist for this year leading up to my surgery. He ran many tests, radiographs, and the last being the Sitz Marker test that showed that nothing was passing past my small intestines. It was only the last 3 months or so that my colon
just stopped 'working'. Why does this happen?
I know that he repaired, removed, or 'fixed' some adhesions during my colectomy. Why did I have adhesions and were they adding to my problems and discomfort? And, also, could they have been a result of abdominal surgery
6 months before all my problems began? It was a back surgery where the doctor went in from the side of my abdomen for part of the surgery. I would not blame adhesions on the neurosurgeon! but I was wondering just how one gets adhesions and if they added to my discomfort.
I know there are several different questions here, but would you please try to answer them all?
Thank you very much, XXXXX