Resection Complications

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I would like to know who had NO complications and who HAD complications after their bowel resection for diverticulitis. Thanks again. Your comments are helping me with the thought of possibly having this type of surgery. Believe it or not I WANT the surgery.

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    I had no complications . And I had 2 surgeries. Bowel resection , Iliostomy and Iliostomy reversal. No complications at all. Bowel working normally now. Had a bladder problem, but now know it's not related to any of my surgeries. It's a menopause problem.  Have the surgery. It's worth it . 

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    Sandy this is Ellen so I find when they do resection of large intestine they also cut some of your small and take your appendix as well After my first surgery a foot of my large 2 inches of my small intestine things were not to bad I was up and walking the same day I was sent home 3 days later but was o.k. with pain meds but unfortunately my small intestine became block I had emergency surgery 11 at night 17 days ago and I am still flat on my back unable to do anything except small walk several times a day 8 more inches of my small intestine was removed on second surgery If not for the complication I believe I would have been back on my feet Exercise and b as healthy as possible before surgery and have things in order at home so there will b less stress when you are released from hospital Remember surgery doesn't always go as planned Best of luck to you

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    I had no complications from the surgery. Like you I wanted it desperately as I was so sick before from the diverticulitis. Within 2 days all the diverticulitis symptoms were gone thank God. Depending on what type of surgery you're having will determine recovery time. As I've written before remember what goes in your mouth has to come out! Even though my surgeon said I could eat anything I wanted, I stuck with a soft diet for 6 weeks. I wanted to make sure the resection area was completely healed before progressing into other foods. Also eat minimal. The surgery is definitely worth it, it's much better than living a life of diverticulitis.

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    Hi Sandi, I had zero complications from resection, bowel perforation and emergency surgery,—not planned— and reversal surgery one year later due to other unrelated issues like a broken neck,broken back, so they wouldn’t operate the reversal until back & neck surgeries healed some and still zero complications!!

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    I had forgotten to tell you that when the surgeon asks you if you want the "block ", say YES! Makes a world of difference blocking the pain. Also for about 2-3 weeks of surgery you'll feel like you're getting a UTI, most times no it's just the swelling. For me about 6 weeks after my abdominal muscles were hurting like they were pulled even my skin hurt. Turned out I had been so swollen and bloated for years because of the diverticulitis my muscles were stretched. The pulled muscle pain was actually my muscles retracting and falling back into where they belong.

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