Had an attack over this past Christmas- which landed me in the hospital on the 27th. By the 29th I had surgery due to my Scans showing serveral perfrations that the antibiotics couldnt settle down. I'm 49 year's old and for the most part a healthy active man. Granted I drank, smoked more cigars then I should have but that's another story at this point. Had a great surgeon and have had very few issues being almost three weeks removed from the procedure. Due to the timing of the surgery they had to put a ostomy bag on me. This was very hard to accept. If I could have waited two months and had my body heal alittle then I would still have done the surgery but would not need the bag. However they had no choice at the time so the bag was required to give my body time to heal.
I came across this site and found it helpful to read and learn. My heart goes out to the people that seem to have it worse then me and Im trying not to get sad or feed my fear but it is hard. I'm due to have my "reconnect" surgery done the end of March. So basically three months from the time of my surgery until my corrective surgery. Hoping to hear from anyone that may had the same time line and what they did during that three months. I have been walking, and eating very healthy thus far. Any tips to give me the best chances going into my next procedure would be greatly appreciated.