I am 5 weeks post op after emergency surgery for diverticulitis. This forum has helped me so much with the confusion, anger, depression and exhaustion I have experienced in the last 5 weeks, thank you all.
I have a question I haven't seen asked anywhere though, about mornings versus late afternoons/evenings. In the morning I have relatively high energy and feel physically pretty good, but in the evenings, regardless of how much I do during the day, I experience dizziness when I get up from the sofa to go to the bathroom (which I do often because I make sure I am well-hydrated). Also the wafer of the Convatec 2-piece system I wear becomes increasingly uncomfortable during the day. It is not skin irritation under the wafer, it is more like because my stomach has expanded during the day but the adhesive is holding the skin firmly the skin feels very stretched - is that possible? Does anyone else suffer from this and does anyone have any advice for me please?