Five weeks ago, Feb 20,2023, I had ostomy reversal surgery. Met with my surgeon two days ago for follow up. He said everything looked great. Everything seems to be working properly. My bowel movements have returned to pretty much normal in amount, size and color. The main problems I've had is I'm still very swollen. He said that's normal and could be swollen for a while since I've had my abdomen cut open twice within four months. My other concern is that I still have some nausea(I have never thrown up but I feel queasy sometimes after I eat). My surgeon said that my colon has to reawaken and that also is normal. Also, I have no internal pain other some pain where the stoma was before I have a bowel movement. I do have incision pain. Not too bad. My question:So even though that was a good report I still have it in my head that I shouldn't still be swollen or that I shouldn't be nauseous or that my incision pain should be gone. I guess I am an impatient person and thought I would be running marathons 5 weeks out. So just wondering if anyone else experienced these symptoms or side effects after reversal. Thanks.
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