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I've had a couple episodes of sepsis from diverticulitis perforations. and an abscess explode that led to an emergency surgery, and I am having a colonoscopy tomorrow and I'm wondering if this is routine?
I ask because my surgeon advised he wants to check the colon before reattaching it to see if any more diverticulitis needs to be cut out during the reversal, but I don't see many posts that include a colonoscopy as part of the reversal prep.
I am kind of a nervous wreck about the surgery and recovery, after almost dying in the hospital 3 times in 2 years out of nowhere + emergency surgery has me trembling thinking about another surgery / recovery / hospital stay.
I couldn't wait to get the colostomy reversed, and as I've put distance between my last hospital experience, I'm just terrified of the procedures.
I'm even more terrified I might wake up from either procedure wearing the colostomy bag to news it can no longer be reversed, I know it's stupid to worry about things that haven't happened, but with such terrible health issues in my last couple years I seem to have developed a healthy fear of getting this colostomy reversed.
Did anyone else in the reversal procedure waiting line also get just a crushing anxiety leading up to the procedure? The fact that a colonoscopy has to be done first just feels like a second point of failure in getting my reversal 😕
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!! :p
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