I can understand your pain, as I had similar infection. I used to have lot of pus from my incision site. It took some time for it to heal. Have you got the pus checked for culture. Did you get your blood test for TLC count. There may be severe infection, which is delaying your healing.
What I understand from your post is that now you have a J pouch. Are you talking about the staples on the incision, or the one used on the J pouch.
My prayers are with you. You will be fine very soon. Take Care. Keep us posted.
It is always good to hear from someone who has been where I am heading.about how long did it take you to fully recover from your surgery?It has been 28 day for me now,or a month on Monday.In many ways it seemsmuch longer.I have had many of surgeries,but I think this is the worst in every way possible.
I am able to sit a little bit more comfortable and a little more longer each day,as long as I am sitting on a comfortable pillow or seat.I thank the good Lord that I have a comfortable computer chair.That really helps when it comes to being at the computer,answering my e-mails,but as soon as I get up,I go and lay on the couch and give my butt a rest for a while.I try not to sit for to long of a time.I still spend most of my days laying on the couch.Which is starting to get old,but I guess there is nothing that I can not about it,so I might just as well get used to it for a while longer.
Thinking back,on all of times I have been on cipro,I have had it to be treated for a U.t.I. Not the type of infection I have now,if any.I am having a lot of pains on my right side,and had my appendix out ten years ago,and the surgeon that did the removal of my rectum also scraped off the scar tissues that I had all inside my stomach.I have had several lower intestenal surgeries through my life time.
My husband does not really trust the hospital nearest me,as they almost killed me once about four years ago.So he does not want me going back there unless it is an emergercy.He would like for my to wait until I go back to see the surgeon about what is going with all of the problems that I am still having.I am not to found of the hospital near me either.I ONLY GO THERE IN CASE OF AN EXTREME EMERGENCY..
I am counting down until the 8th of next month,so that I can go and see the surgeon and find out just what is going on with me.I never do anything the easy way,It always ends up the hard way with me.
That is all for now.Thanks for reading and hope to hear from someone soon.
Take care, Love and Prayers to all
I just received your e-mail and it is good to hear from you as always.
Today is one of my down days,where I don't feel all that great,but I am trying to make the best of it.I have tried to go out and sit in the sun for about 15 minutes at a time,a couple times a day.I just feel weak and drained today for some reason.I can't help but wonder if a lot of the way I am feeling has a lot to do with the drainage I am still having from my incission in my stomach.I wish I lived closer to a hospital that I trusted,but like I said I don't trust the one up by me as they all most killed about four years ago.The drainage does not seem to be slowing down at all.I am still changing it two to three times a day as needed.The funny part is,only the right side of my stomach hurts me,but more so when I lay down on my right side.I keep telling my husband that I don't know if I can hold out,until we go back up to Pittsburgh,PA.,on the 8th of next month to see the surgeon who did the surgery.That is a four hour drive,from where I live,just one way.
I am not loosing my patients,I am just getting tired of laying around all of the time.That is not the kind of person that I am.I am used to be on the go all of the time.or at least being active in some way.When the weather is nice outside,like it was yesterday and is supposed to be for the next three or four days,I like to be out and about.
I have a nice comfortable trusty bed pillow that goes just about evey where I go,when it come to sitting down.
Yes,I know that I have lost quite a bit of intestins from all of the surgeries I have had.The colostomy took some of them and I know I just lost more of them with the removel of my rectum.
My husband is puttling Silver Nitrate Strips on my butt twice a day,which is helping with the pain,but the bleeding is not stopping any.I think if I could get the bleeding from my rectum to stop and the oozing from my incession on my stomach to stop,maybe I would feel some what better.But there is no sign of it letting up.The last place I want to end up,is back in the hospital with a major infection.
Well that is all for this time.Thank you everyone for reading this.I hope to hear from you again. Take care........Love and Prayer to all of you San's
Sammies - Hi - you take care too. Keep us posted about your progress. I am happy that you are feeling much better.
Hi to everyone,
Thanks once again for answering my forum e-mail.
I just got back from the hospital.The one nearest me that I don't like that much.I went in concern of the constant oozing from my incision.I left on the bandage that I had from last night,so that they could see,what it look like.They said that there was no order,so no infection.Two doctors looked at it and so do a P.A.,and they all said the same thing.So they just bandaged it back up.They did call my surgeon up in Pittsburgh,PA.and they want me to up to see them this Friday,but my hubby and I have decided that with such a long trip,we are just going to wait until the 8th of next month,and make it all in one trip.As long as I know that it is not infected,I feel better.That was my main concern and reason for going to the hospital this morning.My surgeon,did tell the doctor that spoke to them from the hospital,and said that it is normal for me to have this much drainage,with all I had done.I had one surgeon do the surgery,another one of his co workers visited me while I was in the hospital,as my surgeon was on vacation,no they want me to go see another co worker,of the surgeon who did my surgery.I would rather go back and see the surgeon who did the surgery.I like sticking with one doctor.
I am tying not to think negitive,but I am getting tired of laying around and not being able to do what I was able to do before the surgery.I know that it is going to be a long road to recovery,but I feel like I am running out of patients.
While I was at the hospital this morning,they did not draw any blood of any kind to check for anything.I told them what has been going on,and that I was still a little light headed and weak.They just said that is still to be expected,after the surgery I had done.
Yes I am so thankful to have a loving husband by my side.I don't know were I would be with out him.
I only feel sick when I lay on my right side,because that is what makes my stomach hurt.It is getting to the point where I can not get comfortable at all when I go to bed a night.I still can not lay on my stomach,it hurts for me lay on my back for any length of time,so that just leavess me with my two sides.I am a stomach sleeper.
I know that God has brought me through this operation and all of the others that I have had,and is with me and watching over me every day.I just wish that he would hurry up and put me back on my feet soon.
Take care and once again,thank you for reading this,I hope to hear from you soon.
Love and Prayers to all of you............ San's
San's - I know that you are aware of the necessity of staying hydrated and all, but being lightheaded can be a sign of dehydration. Be sure that you have increased your sodium intake to help with retaining of the fluids that you are able to get down. Munch on a few pretzels or saltines a couple of times a day, and continue to drink fluids.
Once you begin to get your strength and all back, you will feel like a new person. Keep a positive attitude and let us know how things are going, k?