So I finally got the stitch taken..I was freaking out that it would hurt but everyone kept telling me I wouldnt even feel it..well. I felt it lol It stung pretty bad for about
10 seconds but it felt longer than that! And the funny thing was when I asked the guy who was taking out it to PROMISE me it wouldnt hurt he just looked at me and said it wont hurt as bad as the other things youve went through. And I was thinking ohh crapp this is gonna hurt..And it just stung. It didnt kill me lol Im still here
My surgeon didnt wanna put any stitches in. She just wanted to leave it
open and let it heal from the inside out but I asked her before surgery if she was gonna leave it
open and said I didnt want it that way so thats the only reason she put that one stitch in. So your surgeon might not even put a stitch in.
In my opinion, as of right now..I wish I wouldve waited til I graduated to get my reversal..just because I missed prom and I graduate the 29th And im afraid that my bowel wont be settled down enough for me to walk across the stage..Im walking even if I have to wear a diaper hahah!
Jackie, the pain has died down a lot. I wake up every morning (idk why) at 3 am and then again around 7 am and it hurts a little to get outta bed but thats expected. The gas pain actually hurt more than my surgery when I was in the hospital. It was killer pain that went up through my shoulder and hurt til I layed back down. Make sure you always ice your belly if its hurting..Thatll help alot!! And my dietician came to my room at the hospital and told me to stay on a very low fiber diet and to try to stay away from a lot of sugar. But it was nothing different that I was eating..I couldnt eat candy before my surgery anyway bc it made me sick and hurt. And I never eat wheat bread or anything with lots of fiber in it.
The hardest part for me is that im a teen..and I HATE being in the house all the time. When I had my bag I felt amazing and was almost never home during daylight. I was always out running in the park or driving around or going somewhere..and right now i have to stay at home close to a potty. The other day I did go get food with Dereck and I was gone about an hour and felt comfy just getting outta the house. But then yesterday I went to my gmas to get popsicles (sugar free =p) and i had to use the potty when we got to her house. And it always seems like when im eating something like 2 mins later and im still eating..i have to stop and go to the bathroom. Thats annoying. But I talked to my doctor yesterday and he said I look really good for what ive been through and im doing good. Considering its only been 10 days since my surgery. The butt burn isnt bad bc my poo is pretty much solid and hard. I actually ended up taking stool softners one day. And my surgeon told me itd be really runny D for 2-3 months. So you cant really go by anyone on here since everyone is so different. You may have D where as I dont have it.
I hope my BM's slow down ALOT in the next couple of weeks. Its getting better though. Just gotta take it day by day. Thats the best advice I can give to you. One day, you might have a HORIBLE day! but then the next day you might feel better and not potty as much. So just take it day by day
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008
Step 2 April 29th!!
"The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"