My smile says it all I'm super happy to be here
It has been six months since I have had my original colostomy surgery due to diverticulitis, perforated bowel and septicemia. Life is good and I'm really doing OK. I have had my ups and downs with this colostomy that I have named Donald Trump – I think I may have a small hernia but I'm not really sure I have to see my surgeon in regards to that. Unfortunately I've gained back a lot of the weight I lost originally – and that's because my appetite came back. I'm still trying to figure out the kinds of foods that I can eat safely that don't cause me any problems, that are low carb and helpful for weight loss . My bowels like things like Cheerios, mashed potatoes and gravy, crackers, – you know stuff that's easy to digest but high in calories but we are still figuring it out.
I'm slated for the reversal surgery as soon as I can lose 100 pounds – I really need to be at about 199 pounds and that will make me feel more confident. I'm smiling more these days – working through a little bit of a depression which they say is normal – but very thankful and happy to be alive 👏👏🙃
I just wanted to let you know that I read stuff, I much more of a lurker but I want to thank you all for helping me during such a scary scary time. I will be back I'm sure as I am terrified of having another large surgery – and really worried about this hernia but I will figure it out .