I just nearly have myself a heart attack trying to figure out what to expect with a barbie butt surgery....some blogs had people in hospital for weeks with blockages and drains and tubes and feeding via tube. Nightmare stories!
I had my cancerous colon removed in Sept. And the upper part of my rectum (and my appendix because apparently cancer wasnt enough of an issue). I'm set for a soon to be surgery, month or two from now to remove the remaining 8 or so cm of rectum and some surrounding tissue (lymph nodes) aka barbie butt. And I'm scared.
How long is in hospital recovery? Will I get feeding tubes and drains and stuff? How recovery of barbie butt as compared to entire colon removal? I know it will hurt to sit so I'm not sure how a 2 1/2 hour drive home will happen without major pain. How do you know you are recovering verses infection and other complication?