Thanks scifi for all the info you gave me on what actually happens when you take strong pain meds and why things like benefiber won't combat it. You are the reason I stopped taking them at braved the pain and its a lot less than I thought it would be. Like i said the BM are enough to make you want to be out cold until its all over but instead of resorting to painkillers I jumped in the bath. Phew what I relief that was.
Gypsy, thank you for your advice too, i wont lie I was very worried and stressed and I think the more I panicked about
it the more I was stopping myself from going. I'm sorry that you are in pain. How are you feeling now? are you in pain all the time or just after a BM?
So today I have taken no percocet and just 2 toradol since 8am. I had 2 Colace twice and benefiber again today but sadly no BM. Not that i like them but I get myself in a real mess because I worry so much about
not going. I don't want to rely on laxatives to make me go so i am going to give my surgeons office a call tomorrow and see what he recommends.
My drainage is still quite a bit, puss mixed with blood and I change my dressing about
4 times a day. Pain wise I think i only really have unbearable pain when I use the bathroom but that bathtub in my new found best friend. Otherwise I can manage pretty well. I'm staying in bed or on the sofa bed for 99.9% of the day as i want to do the best I can to heal.
I think this is as mentally challenging as it is physical. Depression and anxiety have definitely showed their ugly faces whilst going through this.
Thanks for the support guys I will continue to post every evening to tell how my dad has been, almost like a blog and hopefully other people who are due this surgery will see it, regardless of the outcome its important to know as much experiences as possible I think