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Unread 03-21-2003, 07:59 PM
colon resection

I was hoping some of you could tell me what to expect from a colon resection. I have to have one at the same time I am having my TAHBSO. I am so nervous about all of this recovering at one time. Please let me know if any of you have any info on this. Thanks!!!
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Unread 03-21-2003, 08:08 PM
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Hi Charlene,

You have come to the right place dear, I don't have any personal experience with the resection but hopefully some dear lady will come along soon that will.

I am so sorry you are having to deal with double problems, I will keep you in my prayers. Please keep us posted with a surgery date and the whole gammit!

Big s,
Unread 03-22-2003, 03:19 PM
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I've never had this done but there are several (((Sisters))) here who have There are 2 that are facing bowel-resections in the next week. I'm sure some who have had this will come along shortly to share their experience/advice with are some links I have that contain some excellent info that will hopefully be of some help:

Bowel resection:

Bowel resection~ Hospitalization & postoperative pain:

Bowel Resection procedure handout:

Laparoscopic Bowel Resection:

Bowel Resection w/ Colostomy :

Inpatient surgery Guide:

Bowel resection-Discharge Instructions sheet:

Small bowel resection:

Large Bowel resection:


Some indications for needing a Bowel Resection:

*Severe Endometriosis of the Bowel*


*Blockage of the intestine (intestinal obstruction) due to scar tissue*

Reasons for Intestinal Obstructions:

Other indications include:

*Ulcerative colitis refractory to medical therapy
*Traumatic injuries
*Pre-cancerous polyps
*Familial polyposis

Reasons for Intestinal Obstructions:
*Postoperative adhesions or scar tissue
*Impacted feces (stool)
*Tumors blocking the intestines
*Granulomatous processes (abnormal tissue growth)
*Intussusception (a condition where the intestine "telescopes" in on itself), volvulus (a twisted intestine)
*Foreign bodies (ingested materials that obstruct the intestines)If the obstruction blocks the blood supply to the intestine, the tissue may die, causing infection and gangrene. Risk factors are intestinal malignancy, Crohn's disease, hernia, and previous abdominal surgery.

Is your resection for Endometriosis?
Good Luck w/ your upcoming surgery Many thots & prayers will be with you Pls post when your up to it & let us know how your doing....(((((hugs)))))
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Unread 03-23-2003, 12:22 PM
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Hi (((Charlene)))! I'm glad you came over... we met last week in another forum, remember me? I'm having my colon resection this coming Thursday and I'll be happy to fill you in as soon as I can! I should be home from the castle around Tuesday 4/1 (April Fool's Day , wonder if that's some kind of a sign?)

My biggest worry is about dealing with such a large incision (I am having quite a big section removed and some more 're-routed'), since my hyst was done vaginally so I have no experience with abdominal incisions. All those staples sounds painful! But my sisters assure me it won't be all that bad.

Frankly, at this point my biggest worries are about getting everything done that I need to before the big day, rather than the surgery itself! I find that if I just kind of accept that it's happening and let it happen, without trying to fight it, things go a lot better. I'm even almost looking forward to the surgery because it will force me to ! (I'm more than a little prone to superwoman syndrome ).

We'll get through this... with the support of our sisters here.

Unread 03-23-2003, 02:13 PM
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The sisters who reassured Linda about the incision are right. My hyster incision is almost 10 inches long because I had extensive work done at the time. It didn't take long for that to heal. Inside was a different story and of course the more you have done the more your body is traumatized. What that usually means is that you just need more and maybe don't need to be reminded that you need to be a good

As for the resection, although I need plenty of people who have had them, I cannot speak from personal experience. But I bet you'll be just fine!!


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