So far, mostly so good. There is a small spot below my belly button where the surges says there is a bit of what she referred to as "fat necrosis". I am told this is not to be concerned with. There is no sign of infection, but I was warned things may "open up a small bit there" but that so long as I change the dressings under the compression bandage daily and no signs of latent infection appear, all should be fine. I'll say there is no pain at this point, but man it's itchy at times.
I am told I need to stick to this low fiber diet for at least the next 4 weeks. I have reintroduced things like bacon. I was warned about onions, but after two days I see no real difference.
Now for the good news. First the soreness in my rear end sommes to have receeded. It's almost back to "normal". I'm on a septic system. They tell me I'm supposed to use that Scott's sandpaper. I used to bleed from that before the colostomy. To hell with that. It's Charmin and I'll pump the damn thing. ;)
The bathroom routine has pretty much settled into what I'd refer to as "clusters". The first, and most substantial of the day is morning, usually about 3/4 into the morning coffee. I go in, do most of my thing and than maybe go back again in about 10 minutes for a little bit more. Next, maybe once or twice around lunch. Lastly, and this is more forced, right before bed a small amount.
Now if I can jst get back into that tub.