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12 years 4 weeks ago #17559 by Melodie
I think trans stomal means they use a catheter and go in thru the stoma whereas if the stones are too large,(my doctor thinks 2 cm is large, mine are about 1 cm.) when too large they can't go in via the stoma without damaging the stoma and so they then have to puncture the abdomen in another way to get at them....that is what I think, but since Pat put the info. on here, maybe she will simplify things for us. Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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12 years 4 weeks ago #17547 by Alanna
Trans-stomal management of calculi in the Indiana pouch is time consuming and may compromise the continence mechanism. A percutaneous surgical approach is therefore generally performed for removal of calculi in Indiana pouches

what does this mean trans stomal and percutaneous? just so I know for the future.
thanks

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12 years 4 weeks ago #17546 by Alanna
Hi Melodie
I had my RC and Indiana Pouch in July 2003 and have gone in for surgery 3 times to have stones removed from my pouch. It is literally a 10 minute procedure but they did put me out for it each time. The doctor left a catheter in and had me wear a leg bag for 24 hours as there was some blood and stuff and things are a bit swollen up when they mess around and he did not want me to be blocked up. He also put me on an antibiotic after each surgery as a precaution. The stones can also form around foreign bodies, my last ones were all clustered around a staple that was in the pouch. It was simple to have the surgery and get over it and I agree you want to have it done fairly soon because they do grow, my doctor had just removed one from another patient of his who had moved to our area and was referred to him, the patient had not been getting regular follow up and apparently his stone was humongous, the doctor was blown away by how big it was. They go in through the stoma and then according to him break it up in the pouch and then suck it out. You will do great, no worries.

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12 years 1 month ago #17502 by Melodie
Thanks for the responses....no, Rosebud doesn't like the name "Bud" as she considers herself a primadonna of sorts...I'm always telling her she is the most beautiful stoma in the entire universe, so how can she bear the name of "Bud" with such a title of high esteem. Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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12 years 1 month ago #17492 by n3qtrtme
Y'all are a RIOT! ;D

I never thought of naming mine, but did have fun telling people at our National Sales Meeting last year who complimented my dress that they should see the $100,000 bladder... it was an even better job of tailoring than the dress was.

It took me a little while to figure out that my "little buddy" has quite a strong opinion about spicy foods. Well, a little extra saline and more fluid intake seems to adjust his attitute.

Good luck with the stone, Melodie. You'll have to let us know how that goes since according to the statistics, it seems pretty common.

Thanks so much for the laugh, too!

Christine

Christine Springfield
T3/G3 - Squamous Cell/Transitional Cell Carcinomas
RC w/Studer Pouch 4/25/07

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12 years 1 month ago #17467 by Patricia
OH there ya go...i think i have it figured out...its a personal matter between your husband and Rosebud.......I'm sure she just does not appreciate "Bud" at all and this is her way of rebelling! :D
XXoo Pat

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