Done, I am now an ostomate. I am home with very little pain. I am walking but do tire quickly. Not much of an appetite, but try to eat in small snippets.
Prior to surgery, my wife talked to the surgeon about preserving the prostate nerves so we could hopefully have near-normal sex going forward. He did, but he cautioned us after surgery it cost him time and me blood. The loss of blood took me completely out for over 2 days. But, with 3 transfusions, I finally felt a little alive on Monday.
I got the pathology report as I was checking out. I am now cancer-free. Thanks for all the thoughts and well wishes. It's all about healing and living from here on out.
Skin health means something very important if you have an ostomy. That is because the state of the skin around your stoma may affect your quality of life. Find out how and why here.