yes, he warned me about
the possibility of the illeo before going into surgery. but he said it was extremly slim. guess I got the short end of the stick. I am already connected. but a 2 hour surgery turned into 4. it was very difficult to hook my large intestine back up to the rectum. it took over 50 stitches. only reason for the illeo was to let me heal and so there wouldn't be an infection from waste passing through it. I called the bridal shop and there are giving me an extension til June. by then bag should def be gone unless I get even more bad luck! my heart is just not into trying on dresses right now. I don't feel beautiful or sexy with this bag. I dealt with the colostomy for 6 months, I should be able to deal with an illeo right? it isn't that much different, right? yes and no. I actually get more grossed out sometimes with the illeostomy because the output is constant. it is like a volcano erupting tons of greenish/brown slime all the time. and I get grossed out everytime I have to empty and clean the tail. to the point of gagging and find the smell is more. waiting for my prescript
ion to come in at the drug store so I won't have to wear these clear bags any longer. ordered the flesh covered ones. maybe I wouldn't be so grossed out if I didn't have to see the contents all the time. and I do wear the closed in velcro ones. in the hospital when I went to empty, the velcro part came off. luckily my mom was with me. I had to sit on toilet until a nurse came to get my new bag to do a complete bag change. and the output was going crazy at the time. I was in tears. also can't stand the loud farting noises it makes constantly. it is humilating. so I avoid social situations and don't like being around people. I feel I have to keep my hand on my side the whole entire time.
Post Edited (Tigergirl10) : 3/22/2011 4:16:59 PM (GMT-6)