December 2013, I had emergency surgery for a perforated colon. It was necessary for me to have an ileostomy for ten weeks. My surgeon wanted me to have a colonoscopy before surgery to make sure there were no surprises. During this procedure they found a stricture which ultimately lead to the ileostomy rupturing. I immediately went to emergency surgery for my colon to be re-connected.
I have started experiencing some significant problems over the past month. I visited a gastroenterologist this past Friday. He initiated a treatment plan to determine the cause of the symptoms that I was experiencing. The results will be determined after my abdominal CT scan with contrast on Monday. There were three things that he told me were most likely. I really did not like any of the three.
I will attempt to post something today, tomorrow and/or Monday. Thank you for you prayers as I go through this journey of determining what is taking place.
Robert Bowles, Jr.