sigmoid colectomy in April '17

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Hi all,  I am having surgery early April since i have complicated diverticulitis - w/perforation.  I am healthy other wise and just lost a lot of weight in preperation ...

Can anyone tell me what i can expect after I get home - i have twins 13 yrs olds and single.... can i still care for them or will i need help?  How long till i can drive?

 

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    Hello.  So happy you have decided to have the surgery.  I had my Sigmoid Colectomy 4 weeks ago and feeling so good.  I posted my story, but just waiting for it to be approved.

     

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      Hi Caroline,  I look forward to reading your story - when you got home from the hosptial how did you feel the first week or so?

       

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    Hi , sorry but what exactly is Sigmoid Colectomy please ?
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      The colon contains the ascending colon, the descending colon and the sigmoid colon, which is the lowest bit, parallel to the ground and is where most diverticula are usually found.  A Sigmoid Colectomy is where this bottom bit is removed, and and the two remaining bits usually joined up.  Sometimes a temporary bag (a stoma) is put in place whilst te patient heals, and sometimes the stoma is permanent. 
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