and I still feel not great, in fact I am in real rectal pain and soreness. I also am really tired and yet find myself unable to sleep throough the night. My back is very sore as well, and yet sitting up is also no day at the beach. I am so sorry for the elongated pity party - but is this normal? My doc said 4 weeks until energy and most of the pain was gone - but that was when he wanted to use the wound vac which can't stay on.
I am not trying to be a whiner, but dear God - this seems not to get better on a day by day basis. But the 3 weeks since the surgery has seemed to fly by somehow - and I feel weird about that as well. I would have thought this would be slow and slouggish.
My appetite seems to have increased - and am now eating three meals a day - a long time since I did that with UC.
So, any advice from people who have had the total with the wet to dry rectum thing instead of the wound vac.
I would rather have my MIL here than put up with this for another 3 weeks or so. Blah!