Upcoming Reversal Surgery: Nervous but Hopeful

Feb 14, 2023 12:59 pm

7:00 am 15th

For my reversal surgery. 17 months.

It's long awaited and now nervous time. I'm having a good lunch today.

Feb 14, 2023 1:28 pm

All you have to do tomorrow is take a deep nap. I'm told I pack too much for hospital stays, but.... I don't care, I'm the one having surgery.

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ron in mich
Feb 14, 2023 1:29 pm

Good luck, Ren. I hope all goes well for you.

Feb 14, 2023 1:31 pm

Best of luck to you!

Feb 14, 2023 2:06 pm

Good luck, Texas.... You will do well.

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Feb 14, 2023 4:12 pm

Good luck!

Feb 14, 2023 4:16 pm

Good luck.

Feb 14, 2023 4:25 pm

Good luck! We'll be thinking of you. I'm two months past mine and very happy with the results (so far).

Feb 14, 2023 5:32 pm

Hope everything goes perfectly.

Feb 14, 2023 6:12 pm

What was lunch today???

Feb 15, 2023 1:40 am

I hope that you get everything you wish for, girl.


Feb 15, 2023 2:51 am
Reply to CrappyColon

The best authentic Mexican burrito with salsa verde and green chilies and chicken tamales, and dinner tamales, and jalapeno venison sausage. Gotta get my spicy food out of my system.

Feb 15, 2023 2:57 am
Reply to Renfromtexas

Girl, you went big! You're my hero!!! You're going to do great tomorrow!

Feb 15, 2023 3:17 am
Reply to CrappyColon

Ha! I dare not try that after surgery for a while. Think I'll eat extremely bland food after. If I have to, a B.R.A.T. diet

Scrambled eggs, soups, ground beef, baked fish. We'll see. I'm a starving kind of girl. I love my food. I'm already hungry. I was told nothing after midnight and it's only 9:17.

Feb 15, 2023 11:02 am
Reply to Renfromtexas

I had bought those Gerber baby puffs when I was on soft foods after graduating from thick liquids. My teen son loved them and pretty much ate them all lol

Feb 15, 2023 1:58 pm

Thinking of you today, Ren!

Feb 16, 2023 1:10 pm

Thinking about you, Ren. Hope your healing is off to a good start.

Feb 16, 2023 1:43 pm

Good luck from another Texan!

Feb 20, 2023 4:40 am

Hope you are doing well and healing quickly!

Feb 20, 2023 3:08 pm
Reply to CrappyColon

I had my surgery 6 days ago. I feel so much better. 5 days back to regular diet. As before surgery, I eat little bites to make sure I tolerate them well. Yesterday, tuna sandwich. I mostly ate tuna for dinner, 4 bites of hamburger patty with mustard, 2 bites of white cake, 4 baked Lay's chips. Today, breakfast 6th day. Little cup Dole peaches, dry rice Chex, 2 bites of scrambled eggs (hospital ones). Yuck. I made sure and brought my butt paste and soft TP and baby wipes so no booty burns. Haha. I feel like I can breathe again. Thanks for checking in on me. Jesus is the best!! And truly answers our prayers.

Feb 20, 2023 3:10 pm

Wonderful news! So glad it's going well!

Feb 20, 2023 5:01 pm
Reply to Renfromtexas

Yes!!!!! So happy to hear your recovery is off to a good start!

Feb 20, 2023 9:58 pm

You're on your way, good for you.

Take it easy..

Feb 20, 2023 11:14 pm
Reply to Renfromtexas

That's great news! Continue to heal well and move on!

Feb 21, 2023 4:08 am

Reversal 6 days after
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Feb 21, 2023 4:09 am

6 days after ileostomy reversal surgery.

Feb 21, 2023 6:56 am

No fun there... Get your rest and take care, will be thinking of you....

Feb 25, 2023 4:01 pm
Reply to Renfromtexas

This may sound like a stupid question, but what kind of drain is that with the red output? Is that an abscess drain?

Bob 48
Feb 27, 2023 5:59 am
Reply to Renfromtexas

My kind of food, I love it. Good luck with your surgery.

Bob 48
Feb 27, 2023 6:03 am

I meant good luck with recovery.