Surgery went well!

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   Posted 12/2/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, after being extremely nervous about going in for surgery (small bowel resection), the surgery went fine. I did have some minor complications, primarily having trouble eating without getting sick. But after the third try on day 8, I was finally able to go home.

I'm doing well and have already returned to work; which is going fine except I don't have too much for stamina. Kind of missing the naps I was use to taking in the hospital!

Thank you for your positive thoughts prior to the surgery! It really helps to know that I wasn't the only one! Thank you!!!

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   Posted 12/2/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bergie,

When did you have your surgery?  How long were you at home before you had your staples out?  How long was it before you returned to work?

I had my surgery on Nov. 9th. and just looking to compare notes.  Are there other areas still affected?

Glad you back to feeling well. blush

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Leo Buscaglia

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   Posted 12/2/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my surgery on Nov. 11, and fortunately everything was done laproscopically, so no staples, just steri-strips. I was off of work for 2-1/2 weeks.

I haven't had any problems since I came home, just slowly trying to get the stomach muscles working again. I go back on Monday for my follow-up appointment.

I hope your feeling well!

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   Posted 12/2/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow laproscopy or not, that is pretty fast to go back to work. Be kind to yourself and don't over do.

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   Posted 12/2/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
While I was at home, I just seemed to be getting more lazy, so I decided to go back to work. I work in advertising and so far have kept myself to working on the computer rather than going out and selling right now. My co-workers have been very graciously reminding me to let them know when I need to leave, but so far so good!

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   Posted 12/2/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! Glad your feeling better!
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First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

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