Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:30 am
I am almost 3 weeks since reversal date and all has gone well. Haven't needed pain meds for 3 days now and am sleeping on my sides again so all that is big progress for me. The large gaping hole where my stoma was is closing up more each day. I have times where I am running to the bathroom to get there on time, but not always. I mostly feel in control but am comforted by being able to have a restroom nearby available. There are days I go several times a day and others twice. No loose bms. My hemorrhoid friends are back occasionally and if there is one plus to a colostomy it is not having those pia things around. After major complications with my first surgery I was very scared going into this one, but I found a new surgeon and hospital with this surgeon being a colorectal specialist, which I highly recommend.
I have recently started to go on short shopping trips and outings again too so I really feel I am getting my life back. Can't wait for the hole in my tummy to close completely and forthe first time in almost a year be with hubby with nothing but the real me in my frontal areas!
Wanted to share the success to give hope to others as I think too many folks get rid of the bag and don't bother posting as it is a time that I'd like to forget, but we need to hear success and not forget those who need the hope and support of those who have been there.
Need to look into donating my supplies locally now!