Sigmoid removal/resection

Posted , 5 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Hi. After a recent (2nd) hospitalisation with a bad attack, the specialist may be going to recommend the surgery. She says.....

- no big deal

- just keyhole

- it heals up perfectly

- I shold have totoally normal life, with perhaps an extra movement per day

- 7 days in hospital, 7 more days recovery

But reading around, this may seem a bit of an exaggerated understatement. I know forums contain more 'worst case' examples, and bad reports rather than good reports etc, but I am rather worried about it. So I am very interested in hearing experiences from people who have had this surgery. Many thanks.

0 likes, 13 replies

Report

13 Replies

  • Posted

    ....sorry about the spelling. Fast typing, early morning.
    Report
  • Posted

    you know theres a facebook group called diverticulisis Journey with folks who have had the surgery even a few recent ones just search in facebook to find group.
    Report
  • Posted

    HD this surgery 3 weeks ago. So far. Do hood, but around 7-8 movements per day. Only in hospital 2 days.
    Report
    • Posted

      Are they controlled, or 'urgent' events?

      I could handle going more, if it's 'normal'. Im more worried about urgency and being caught short. That would really be a life impact.

      Report
  • Posted

    Surgery done laporascopicly, minimally invasive now. A friend has had it done and she is doing great.
    Report
    • Posted

      laporascopicly exactly how is this done and what does it mean? Is that surgery for diverticulitis?
      Report
    • Posted

      You should google it for an exact definition but they go in through a tiny incision to do the surgery, not only for DD, my gall bladder was removed

      in 2001 by same method.I'm in the US and I'm getting the sense that other countries do not take this as seriously as here and don't feel the urgent need to treat right away thereby causing the illness to last much longer then necessary. That's just my observation.

      Report
    • Posted

      I stopped googling a long while back because of my chronic panic and anxiety . If they doi it through a small incissions how do they reconnect ? I was told tis was major surgery.
      Report
  • Posted

    My consultant is very against surgery because he said it could leave me incontinent.  I'm having a Flexible Sigmoioscopy next month - he's told me to take magnesium to keep the stools soft for the time being.  I have a 10cm stricture because of infections from diverticular disease.

    Report
    • Posted

      How much magnesium? What is a Flexible Sigmoioscopy? Is that the same as colonscopy? Are you going to have the sugrey then?
      Report
    • Posted

      Here you are crosado8 https://www.google.com.au/search?q=laparoscopic+sigmoid+colon+resection&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=Kk6rWPeaJsGj0gSSl7m4DA[/b]

      Thanks all for the input so far. Im very keen to here more surgery/result experiences, as incontinence is my biggest concern. Thanks

      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up