Colostomy: A Patient's Perspective (cont.)
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What About A Colostomy Reversal
This is a decision that is for you and your doctor to make. If you decide to have a reversal you will find the operation and recovery to be very similar to the first. Lots of walking but generally less hospital and recovery time. I noticed less pain and better mobility from the beginning. If your doctor will do this, it is well worth the trouble, but remember it is not a piece of cake. Prepare yourself for this operation by exercising and getting your weight to a good level (ask your doctor). Be as physically fit and as mentally prepared as you can. This makes the operation easier and the recovery quicker and to some degree less painful.
Good luck on your speedy recovery and bright future!
Last Editorial Review: 8/14/2006