Hey guys. I am doing fine. Surgery ended up taking 4.5 instead of 3.5 hours. Everything went very well. My Colon ended up being over 7 foot long. He also stated it took a little longer because my Transverse Colon was pretty much plastered to my Duodenum, no fat at all(which I have a hard time believeing,lol) I also ended up with an NG tube which was horrible. Yesterday both the NG and the catherter came out, I started to pass gas. Then today I have already had 4 bowel movements, which is pretty good considering I have barely eaten anything. It was nothing but liquid. I feel ok, just a little sore. Didn't use my pain pump at all but have taken the pills a few times. I talked to him a few minutes ago and stated that if i wanted to go home TONIGHT, I could, but my husband doesn't feel comfortable with me leaving after 2 days so I guess I am going home tomorrow. So everything is going remarkabley well which is scary to me because that is unusual. I am doing plenty of walking. I will update when I get a chance again. Thanks for the well wishes!
Also I have been having intense headaches so since I am staying I might have a blood patch tomorrow because it could be from the spinal. BTW my anesthesiologists was awesome. He was younger, He had tattoos up his arm and we were joking about my new one. Definitely made me feel at ease!
Mary 26,Chronic Constipation
Colonoscopy: Polyps,Melanosis and long redundant colon, Sitz Marker: Colonic Inertia. Defecography:Rectocele and Enterocele, Anorectal Manometry:Normal, Pudendal Nerve Study:Normal, Gastric Emptying-20% at 4 hours, Small Bowel Followthrough:Reached the Cecum at 30 MINUTES!!
COLECTOMY 6/29 AT 1P.M.-Removing all of the Colon except rectum and 1 inch of Sigmoid Colon.
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