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Hi everyone. You would have all see me here before. Had one severe bout of diver last November. Kept going back to gastro doc and telling him I wasn't right. To cut a very long story short, he eventually did another colonoscopy, couldn't complete it due to obstruction. Then week later virtual colonoscopy which is still all the prep, but then a scan that can see inside the bowel. He then told me to my horror there was a " suspicious lesion in there". Had perfectly normal colonoscopy 3 years ago! So referred me to a surgeon. He said I will do another colonoscopy if you don't mind going through it all again. He was wonderful. Came straight to me after I woke up and said it is NOT cancer. Oh the relief! Later he said he thought I needed an op due to my ongoing symptoms. So a week later I had a bowel resection with temporary iliostomy. Very confrontational. But he found a huge phlegmon( mass of inflammatory material stuck to my backbone, bladder, and an abscess, which did not show up on blood tests. No wonder I felt ill! He thinks after the reversal in about 9 weeks I should feel so much better. He said I've had this going on for 2 years culminating in a massive infection last year. The bag is necessary to let it all heal. He said it was difficult for him to sort it all out in there. I'm 3 weeks post op. Still feeling rough. Anyone else had this done ( would really like to hear some good news as this has been a nightmare for me. And I will never go back to the gastroenterologist. He missed so many cues. Now I just want to feel better. Felinia I hope you see this, I will be in touch.
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