Hi - Eight days ago, I had 15 inches of my colon removed and a colostomy placed due to severe diverticulitis with abscesses. It appears I've had this for a long time and it went undiagnosed, with my first bout in August of 2015. I almost died, they tell me.
Now I have this bag, and I'm overwhelmed.
Aside from being exhausted from major surgery, every twinge makes me anxious.
Has there been anyone here who's recovered swiftly and gone on to lead a normal life after this?
I can't even begin to describe the horror of waking up and learning I have a bag on the outside of my body collecting my waste.
Thank you for any support.