Was in the hospital 5 days until they are sure there are bowel sounds. After I got home the first few weeks were not the best. Not all my problems were from the surgery though. Two weeks after the surgery they took out the staples, told me I could shower every day and just change the dressings. Of course wear the elastic girdle belt too.
My problems from the surgery were because he did so much of it that there were a lot of stitches . I went in at 6wks post op and he took out those stitches and since then I am WONDERFUL. Still have to wear the girdle, but that's okay. Any pain I may have had is completely gone. Still not lift or do heavy duty stuff.
The throne is used daily and I am using Activa with fiber, it is doing a great job without having to use laxatives, softeners, etc. It tastes good too, 1 little carton a day or every other day.
I go back to my surgeon next week, hopefully he may release me to bowl. League starts in September.
Please mates, if your surgeon wants to reverse and you are thinking about it, it is the best decision I made. Believe me, I was scared shitless, I have COPD and the though of going under the anesthetic and the knife had me petrified for weeks. I figured I would probably die on the table, but the Lord knew it was not my time yet and He is keeping me around for quite a while longer. The time between my temporary colostomy and the surgery was 9 1/2 months for those interested. Surgeon thought it was a good time to do it.
Good Luck to all you mates who go for it.
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