Smarty, I had a pain pump and also a catheter type thing that was connected to a ball of anesthesia that was placed directly into my incision, I think it is called a Q-ball??? My pain was to a minimum. The nausea and vomiting was my biggest complaint. Good luck, Tracy
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy. Parastomal hernia.
June 20, 2011-I will have a total colectomy, hernia repair, tummy tuck, and end ileostomy. I will keep my rectum since it is healthy.