Glad to see your home! Sounds like you had a long drive getting there too. I think I always heal better at home instead of a hospital:)
I've had plenty of surgey's (13) not the surgery you've had...but lots of abdominal ones...so I'll tell you a few things I do. Keep on top of your pain med's. This is a must! It's easy to get over tired and think you don't need them. Just take them and try to eat well too. Walk, Walk, Walk, makes you stronger. After surgery I always get night sweats, or just kinda sweaty all the time due to pain meds. I just try not having hot liquids..helps!
It's gonna take awhile for your stomach to heal just having Crohns. Hang in there! Try putting a chair with a high back next to your bed so you can lift your body weight when you get in and out of bed. This helps the ol' back and the stress of stomach muscles. I also pack my stomach with a firm pillow and try to roll on my side for a little while. After being on your back it feels good even if it's for a few minutes.
Are your salad tongs long enough?? This did make me laugh though...maybe you could Magiver them longer?
I really hope this does the trick for you and you are able to heal and they can hook everything else back up again. But just think...you can travel Girl!! Wow! or even go to like ball games without PORTa pottys!!!
You'll have to fill me in on Colette. Is she difficult?
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!