Hi there! So sorry to hear you had complications. Hopefully summer will be hear before you know it and you'll be able to get it done once and for all. I have been fairly fortunately with mine. Its a bit tricky regaining control - nothing like messing your pants in the middle of Nordstrom!! - but it's 95% good and then 5% "issues". It seems to be getting better over time. I did wind up with a bladder infection from the catheter during surgery and wound up back in the hospital but that only added up to about 2 days of misery (and a catheter bag for those 2 days!) and then I was fine. I'm happy I did the reversal and confident the 5% "issues" will continue to decrease in frequency and severity. Hang in there!
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Hi there Dallasgirl!
Hoping you are doing well after your reversal.
I had complications shortly after my reversal & unfortunately 2 days after ended up with emergency surgery & woke up with a new Ileostomy :( So this summer when I get to do it all over I'll be looking for tips!
I truly do hope you are doing well & have had a good experience!