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Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:59 pm

Hi everyone.  

    Just thought I'd chime in to let you know my progress.  I had a colostomy takedown on March 10th of 2020.  I had the Hartmann procedure in October of 2019 due to diverticulitis.  Long story there. But anyway, 

things are going extremely well.  (knock on wood).  I feel great, I've been working out again and getting back to my old hobbies.  I went from 185 pounds before the first procedure to an emaciated 145 pounds after I 

had my Hartmann procedure, and now back up to 190 pounds and feeling strong.   The doctors I had were amazing and did a tremendous job fixing me up and saving my life.  I'll never forget the ordeal I went

through and how it changed my entire outlook on life.  If anyone has questions regarding my experience, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  

Charlie

 

Broken bones heal, pain is temporary and chicks dig scars!  ~~Evel Knievel~~

Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:13 pm

Really glad to hear the continuation of your story. You look great, and I hope things just keep getting better. Thanks for letting us know.

 

Laurie

Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:21 pm
Padfoot wrote:

Really glad to hear the continuation of your story. You look great, and I hope things just keep getting better. Thanks for letting us know.

 

Laurie


Thank you very much Laurie

Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:27 pm

So glad to hear you are doing good. Please don't rush youself too much. Sometime we feel better after surgery but everything inbside may not be healed. Thanks for letting us know how you are doing good luck and stay safe

Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:43 pm

Hi inspired47,your looking good . What's important though is your healing and feeling good. I'm glad that everthing went well. 

Take care, 

Angelicamarie

Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:23 am

  Hi. Inspired, 

Time flies glad to hear about your success. You are truly one of the "lucky" ones. But of course we are all lucky so to speak because we are alive. I'm glad we can all come away with the positive side of this. 

Like others have said go easy and listen to your body. 🙂   ...mtnman. 

Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:36 am

Hello Charlie.

Thank you so much for posting and letting us know how well you are doing. So many people only use this site when things are going wrong for them and don't feedback when things are better. Your post is much appreciated fot its positivity and hope for a better future.

Best wishes

Bill

Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:15 pm

Hi Charlie,  Wonderful news and thanks for sharing it with us.  I'd say those ladies had better watch out!

 

All the best,

Terry

Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:08 am
lovely wrote:

So glad to hear you are doing good. Please don't rush youself too much. Sometime we feel better after surgery but everything inbside may not be healed. Thanks for letting us know how you are doing good luck and stay safe


Thank you Lovely.  I'm taking my time and not killing myself at the gym and I am listening to my body.  I'm very fortunate to have been able to bounce back from my ordeal and continue with most of 

my activities.  Wish you all the best.

Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:09 am
delgrl525 wrote:

Hi Charlie,  Wonderful news and thanks for sharing it with us.  I'd say those ladies had better watch out!

 

All the best,

Terry


Thank you for the kind words Terry. Wishing you the best as well.

Charlie

Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:11 am
Bill wrote:

Hello Charlie.

Thank you so much for posting and letting us know how well you are doing. So many people only use this site when things are going wrong for them and don't feedback when things are better. Your post is much appreciated fot its positivity and hope for a better future.

Best wishes

Bill


Thank you Bill,

        I am so thankful to God, the surgeons and the people in my life that have been with me through  this ordeal.  I feel I'm a very lucky man and I'll 

never forget how far I've come.  

Take care

Charlie

Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:55 am

Hi Inspired,

So glad to hear of your success. Sounds as if your life is getting back to normal, whatever normal is right? Your Doctors may have done a great job but I am pretty sure the success can be attributed to your drive and energy that has got you to your current status! Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping us posted! 

Puppyluv

Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:54 pm

Inspired- So glad to hear you're doing well. My ileostomy reversal was 20 months ago. I've adapted to my new normal and all is well. I'll be forever grateful to the surgeon who saved my life, and I refer to him as my guardian angel. You look great!

Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:24 pm

you're a beast dude!  I recall your first thread on getting the reversal. and here u are a few months later up and at them.  i am happy for you.  may I inquire where and who did the surgery? Im from Central jersey... and these docs are ok.. but heading to NYC thursday... for a consult.. you might remember my handle from last year.. or  earlier this year when i first  joined.. good people here.   u keep in touch. Warrior.

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