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Recent content by debbie261

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    Severe Diarrhea

    I have a permanent colostomy and have severe diarrhea, so much so that everything I drink comes back out within 30 seconds to a minute.I am at my wits end over this.I am so thirsty all the time and recently have been craving grapefruit juice with a lot of salt and ice in it to drink.I have tried...
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    Fistula will not stop draining

    I have been hospitalized several times over this anal fistula my surgeon found and opened up in surgery Feb.7,2013.It is still draining and draining very heavily.If I don't stay lying down it pours down my legs.I have no energy at all and I am starting to get scared.They have tried a wound vac...
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    Another Surgery

    I can't believe this is happening again but I am going back for yet another surgery on my rear end.My home health nurse came a couple of days ago and called my surgeon yet again about how bad my wound is,I went to my local ER and they called uk,they said not to transfer me there.So today I get a...
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    New surgery worst than last

    I had the proctocolectomy and ileostomy surgery Feb.7.I feel worse now than when I had cancer.For some reason the Surgeon decided my rear end needed a cave inside it,she started removing a lot of scar tissue and damage from radiation until there is not much left.I have been hospitalized 3 times...
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    Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy

    I am having a Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy on Feb.7th.I have already had 2 colostomy surgeries,neither one has functioned right and my new colo-rectal surgeon at the University of Kentucky, says my insides are wrecked and I need the proctocolectomy.I have Crohn's disease that turned into rectal...
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    Colostomy reversal may not be possible

    I just got back from UK medical ctr.and the news is not that good.I am desperate for a colostomy reversal and it may not be possible because the radiation did so much damage, The surgeon told me it is a very complicated situation due to the crohn;s,past fistulas and abscesses and the anal...
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    Colostomy reversal

    I have Crohn's disease and about a year ago I developed anal cancer.After chemo and radiation I am thankfully cancer free.My problem is I now have a colostomy,actually this is the second one,the first leaked so much I couldn't get out of bed and this one is not much better.I hate it,I can't go...
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