Posted 6/8/2013 9:04 AM (GMT -6)
So i had surgery 8 days ago. They took out about 10 inches of my small intestine near the end, fixed my bladder because I had a fistula, drained and abcess or 2, and took out my apendix.
I have a scar from the bottom of my belly button to close to my bladder.
I just want to share with you how I am feeling and if it is normal or not. I'm still pretty sore around the incision, which I know is normal, but my insides do not feel quite normal yet, and here is what I am wondering. Do your insides feel pretty normal a few days after you get it? I'm not in bad pain or anything but I can just sort of feel the food shifting around inside of me, and when I lay down for a while and get back up I can feel everything starting to move again kind of, if you know what I mean, I also get a little sorenesss on the inside sometimes, not bad just a little. Is this normal? Is it because my intestines are still kind of waking up even after 8 days and still are healing and won't function quite as good for a while? I know people say the recovery time is about a month, but I don't know if they are just talking about incisional pain and energy levels.
My appetite is also still not the greatest, but not bad. I am also pooping 2-3 times a day pretty loosely but the surgeon said that should normalize pretty quick.
Anyway, just wanted to hear an opinion because I'm not really sure how I should be feeling.