Sigmoid removal/resection

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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.

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

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      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.
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    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.

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      Here you are crosado8[/b]

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

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