Thanks ladies...well, I went and showered and got "beautified" but it didn't help much. Luckily I have a little stool I keep in the bathroom so I can sit down and dry my hair and put my make up on. I didn't put much on today but I had to put a little on. My ex-husband is here from out of state, he came to see our son graduate from elementary to middle school and I have to see him tonight because he's leaving tomorrow and taking our son with him for the summer. I didn't want to look too ugly!! Even so I still feel horrible. My stomach is just miserable.
I don't even have any more pain meds and besides that just makes passing everything worse! So I guess I'll ride it out till Monday. It's not that long, right? That's what I keep telling myself.
Cecilia I do have some sort of prescript
ion cream they gave me to put on my fissure and it helps a little but not a little. I got the fissure from straining to hard, now I know the reason I am straining is because the intesine is at a 90 degree angle. If I'd known that I wouldn't have bothered straining! Oh well, too late now. I just hope the fissure heals.
Ladies, I'm having a hard time distinguishing one surgery from another. I had the total colectomy and I don't remember how that felt because a week later they found that tear that had been leaking for four days and they rushed me to surgery again. Then I had all that pain from the infection I received. I really don't know or remember what to expect if they have to redo my anastamosis. It's not even the anastamosis by the rectum it's higher up, about
six inches above the anastamosis at the rectum. Anyone have any guesses or knowledge on what to tell me to expect while I'm in the hospital next week? The anxiety is killing me...Any info would be appreciated. I sure wish I could distinguish between the two surgeries because my husband said I was doing great initially and that I was up and walking the next day before everything started going downhill again. Is he just trying to make me feel better and not be so anxious? Help!!
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
Surgery for kink in small intestine - Monday, June 8, 2009
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