I m not here to whine, but I want to know if anyone else is going thru the same things as I.
I had surgery for total colectomy and permanent illeostomy in april 2006. I spent 8 days in hospital after surgery than 2 days later had to return to hospital for 8 more days due to an infection. All is well with stoma and all. I am better off now than I was. Yet I struggle with my new lifestyle. I have quite a mound where my stoma is and it sticks out quite a ways even before it may fill with gas or stool, than it really sticks out. My energy level is at an all time low even tho I take vitamins. I take an antidepressant and yet I am still in a fog most days. I have been to doctors, counselors, psyhiatrist, etc. I did go back to work for a year than was let go because I was not the same person I had been the previous 10 yrs. I don't disagree with them either.
My sleeping pattern has not been the same as I wake up to check my bag quite often even tho I have not had any accidents in quite some time. I take sleeping pills to help me rest. Some days are good , most days are not good at all.
Again I am not a whiner nor a complainer. I just want to know if anyone else is going thru the same things as I.
I am 54 and a big guy 6 ft 290lbs and I just want to have my life back.
Total collectomy and permanent Illeostomy April 2006
Pain free and enjoying life again
Have a Blessed day