Good luck Cathy and don't worry, you'll be eating all your favorite foods before you know it (except for spicy stuff -- ouch!). I had steak 3 weeks after surgery and maybe even before -- I don't remember. But I do know that I was on the residue diet for only 6 days and I think steak was on that list. I'd wait at least a week for the mexican though.
Sorry I have not posted for a while, been very busy. I am glad to see that everyone is doing well. Has anyone else had a rectocele repair done at the same time as the colectomy?
Kelly, did you try the exercise I posted for you in Part 5, page 6? Let me know if it helps
Emma, I can't believe you played tennis, I have problems walking a mile ever so slowly. Does 2 weeks make that much of a difference? Have fun shopping!
Yes, it does, but so does forcing yourself to move too! I was driving and runnning errands by week 3 and although I was tired and sore at times, it was good that I pushed myself! I got better faster I think because I refuse to lay around! Tennis actually did not hurt at all, except for the muscles in my arm. Now I am thinking of some racquetball after school starts! :)
I look like a home goddess right now: I got dishes in the dishwashed going, laundry in the washer, more laundry in the dryer, LOL this is what I have to do on my days off! :)
Amira - I know exactly how you feel about being more mentally then physically. In the weeks following surgery I did some very light housework, but I completely re-organized and revamp my class that I teach, plus planned a whole extra nursing program. When I look at everything I got done, I am amazed with it to tell you the truth!
I am also really wishing to go to the south. I would love to go and I have the appropriate qualifications ( just like you, although I would be providing medical care) but I just cant do it. Physically maybe I could do it, but I have at least 16 students counting on me right now, not to mention the whole college. Plus my classes, but it really does kill me because I would love to help and I am good under pressure/stress!
Went to the doctor this morning because I have had this rash for a long time..some before surgery, but it appears to be alot worse since surgery. Saw the derm guy and he was just a jerk (I dont remember how much of this I told you guys about) so I tried his treatment for 1 1/2 weeks and it didnt help... so I saw my regular doctor again! My hgb is 13.3 woo hoo... that is one of the highest I have ever had... which means I dont have to start taking iron again! So, I am going to try a different treatment for the rash... grr :(
Still waiting for my friend to wake up! LOL most of my friends still work night shift, so I am used to waiting for them!