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i have today accompanied my partner to see the surgeon who will perform his bowel resection. All was fairly positive until he mentioned an ileostomy maybe necessary if the part of bowel behind stricture is damaged. He said my partner should lessen and stop the Pentasa and azioprine which he referred to as POISON as they may affect the healing process. We then saw the colo rectal nurse who gave us more info and a discussion about catheters, epidurals and the dreaded BAG! I don't think my partner was prepared for this at all and although the surgeon said it may not be necessary I fear he will not go ahead with the op at all! Has anyone got any positive experiences maybe even with a temporary bag. The temporary time mentioned was 6 months which didn't help.
i am trying to remain positive but dread him refusing as his quality of life has been pretty grim for the past year on,this damn medication which does nothing at all.
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