So a little difference in my surgery..they hooked me back up so poo is coming outta my stoma and my booty that way when i come in next time all they have to do is basically patch up where my stoma is..i was kinda mad bc i had accidents in my undies bc i could never tell when it was coming but its getting better and now i have to end up sitting on the toilet forever bc my stomach muscles still hurt wayyy too much to push it out. ive been walking..doc says i might be able to leave today =) id like to be home for thanksgiving.
I dont remember anything from the first four days but thats a good thing. i must have been in a lot of pain bc my dad told me one of the nurses were asking me ?s and i was like.. ARE YOU DONE GIVE ME MY DRUGS haha ..apparently that medicine brought out my mean side
oh that face reminds me..i FINALLY got the doctor to smile!!! one night when i was in the PICU they were doing something and i made him hold my hand instead of my dads..which i guess hurt my dads feelings
and ever since that night hes been smiling and i think that made him kind of warm up to me. I still have my Central Line in but theyll take that out either today or tomorrow and im only taking 25mg of prednisone i start tapering from 20 tomorrow realllllly slow..like 20 to 15 to 10 to 9 to 8 until finally none!
Im feeling so much better than the past days and my stoma has been talking non stop lol but as long as its talking i know its working so its almost like relief to hear it bc im afraid of blockages. im eating almost anything i want. still staying away from hard or rough foods and the poo in my bag is mushy instead of runny..im acutally suprised that its like that so soon. i dont know if thats normal but i figured it take a while to get mushy..
A lot of my pain is on my left side but they cut on the right and my bag is on the right..and its not even where they operated so im guessing its bc where they took my colon out and everythings just kind of hurting from where they had me stretched out and who knows what position they had me when they were operating.
Well im going to for a little walk..havent been talking too much..took a wheelchair ride yesterday but thats bc i couldnt walk for that long.
Will walking help or increase the pain? Right now im taking perkaset for pain and it seems to help i think. Any tips on how to get rid of pain? It would be MUCH appreciated.
XOXO and talk to you soon
Katrina,17,SENIOR in high school =)
Current Meds:Methotrexate shot,Iron,Folic Acid,20mg Prednisone,Probiotic,Multivitamin,Calcium
Ileostomy step 1of2 on Nov.19
The past is history, the future is a mystery but today is a gift..that's why it is called the present.