i had my reversal in May and I was still bleeding from the old stoma site in October. My ppo ordered a catscan and they found 2 hernias which I had repaired and am due for my 6 week release appt. next week with my surgeon.
The hernia repair was done laporoscopically so I only had 3 small incisions that were glued that I had no maintenance on. My bleeding stoma had stopped during the month I waited for a appt.
Then what hat do you know I started bleeding again a few days before Christmas! Oh! I was devastated thinking I would have to have another surgery. After all it seems serious to me since I'm out of takedown surgery almost 8 months.
But my surgeon eon told me to apply "PRESSURE" to stop the bleeding and keep my appt. That seems completely crazy but I don't want to have any more surgeries so I'm just praying that she didn't blow me off and all will be good.
I can't say this has been a good Christmas for me. I have had a 5 lb weight limit from hernia surgery and then this scare. I'm so tired yet I want to do the normal decorating and celebrating things.
In hindsight I would've been better off not attempting all the Christmas fluster instead of faking it and thinking I could handle it all as long as I rested regularly throuout the day. Now I have all this crap to put back and I have to admit I am just not myself. How long before we really can put this behind us.
I envy you for having your husband. It would be so good to share the load! I have my mom but in fact she creates a lot of extra work for me. Beyond that her hearing has gotten so bad that she doesn't understand what I'm going through.
Ive got to take a hiatus right here and now so I can regroup and get my mind on track toward wellness. The caregivers number one responsibility is to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. I want to be here with my mom and I'm glad I'm able to though I'm aware it is not an easy road. She is doing very well in my care and I'm proud of both of us.
And sorry but I didn't realize I was so far down when I started writing but I thank you and this site for giving me the means to clarify my thoughts and tribulations. By knowing the problem I can fix it.
Thank you and have a happy New Year.