I'm glad for the most you are feeling well. You've been through major surgery, major trauma to your body and mind. Give yourself time to heal. Use this forum as a sounding board. Let your wife and mom take care of you (they probably need to as much as you need them). I think the tightening you feel when you stretch is your body healing. I know Bratcat had that feeling. It's OK to feel unsure about
so many things. This is very new to you. And by the time you figure it out, you will have your reversal surgery lol!
Like summerstorm said, keep remembering that you're going to be a healthy parent for your child. Also remember that a lot of what you feel now, your wife will feel after she has the baby! Aches and pains from delivery, body fluids coming from many different places, hormones kicking into high gear. This surgery just gives you a taste of empathy for her!
I hope you feel better each coming day.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp