Hello all, I need some advice. I am a little concerned:
Surgery: Monday, April 20th
Time: 7:30am (PST)
Procedure: Sub-Total Colectomy (Laproscpic)
Surgery time: 6hrs (had to remove scar tissue)
Hospital stay: 7 days
While I ways in the hopital urine atlot (cathetor) only had a BM when I had to vomit. So came out both ends, and I did not know that the there would be blood expelling from the rectum, but I was told that was normal because the blood has to come out somewhere.
I was on a full liguid diet while in the hospital and I was not able drink or eat (yougurt, pudding that much just about 2-3 teaspoons a day.)
I was dicharged on Sunday evening, and I am at home trying to recovery, and my husband can't understand, and niether can I, while I don't have a an appetite. I don't have a taste for anything. And my water intake is about as much as I take to drink with a tylenol. Is this normal?
Also the pruporse of my procedure was because I was diagnoised but colonic interia, I have had a history of slow BM's since I was 17, I am now in my late 30's. I though I was going to be on top of the world with this procedure, at currently, I am wondering if I did the right thing.
I thought after the procedure that I would be able to have BM/s regularly, well that has not happened? I hear a lot of gas in my stomach that is very painful, I am taking colace every 4 hours, as MOM and Miralax does nothing for me. I am very uncomfortable, please help us.
I plan to check back in with the doctor tomorrow.