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My free spirited ascending colon

Posted In: Colon conditions 8 Replies
  • Posted By: garbovatwin
  • June 4, 2008
  • 10:37 PM

so, as the room filled with no less than 8 surgeons and future surgeons, i was shown the images of my colon.

Most people's colons are attached, this differs from one person to the next as to where they are attached.

Evidently, probably since birth, my ascending colon is attached a bit higher up than usual. It moves. It is a free spirited colon. teehee
It moves towards the center at times, perhaps it always has. There is no rupture, there is no permanent kink causing an obstruction,
there is no volvulus choking off the supply of blood and oxygen needed to maintain a healthy bowel, but it does move.
It changed positions during the barium enema simply by changing positions during the test.

so what does this mean?

I can live with it...deal with the pain it brings when it moves a bit too far...OR

I can choose to have an elective surgery at which time they would go in laparoscopically
and remove about an 12 inch section of the colon that is moving, including the appendix,
reattach the small intestine to the new section of colon, and if all went well in the surgery,
during the week stay in the hospital the colon would be tested to insure it is functioning properly.
There would be no need, IF ALL WENT WELL IN THE SURGERY, to create a stoma for colostomy.
Healing time post op, barring complications, would be 8-12 weeks.

so, i have a lot to think about it seems...live with this, or do that and live with that.

time will tell.

cheers

garbova

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  • After intense research, and after speaking to a few other surgeons, I will refuse the resection/removal of the ascending colon that is in perfect working order and simply moves. Instead, I am open to the laparoscopic cecopexy/appendectomy to create a peritoneal flap that is used to keep the mobile colon in place.Wish me luck!garbova
    garbovatwin 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • Best wishes & good luck to u ......:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Best wishes & good luck to u ......:)thank you tootsie...you're like my guardian angel...;)
    garbovatwin 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • thank you tootsie...you're like my guardian angel...;)well gee thanks kind sir.......lol....... its always nice to be appreciated ! And even more Good Luck to u !:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • well gee thanks kind sir.......lol....... its always nice to be appreciated ! And even more Good Luck to u !:)Ahem, that should be well gee thanks kind lady.....lol.......;)
    garbovatwin 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ahem, that should be well gee thanks kind lady.....lol.......;) Ahhhhhhh even better, not a horrible, smelly, stinky boy.......lol.....:D
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ahhhhhhh even better, not a horrible, smelly, stinky boy.......lol.....:Dhaaaaaaaaa. If they only had our sense of smell....;)
    garbovatwin 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • haaaaaaaaa. If they only had our sense of smell....;)Aaaaaahhhhh, if they only had our sence..........:Dlol
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