Well have just got home this afternoon and doing okay. Was starving when I got home and had some rice, fish and even few veggies.. tiny amount though. But all going through well and Roger is doing a grand job.. am very happy with him so far
Having a few wobbles about
the bag being there forever, but am only 4 days post surgery and emotions all over the place, tired and sore. To be expected I guess, even though I wanted this.
Imagine the minute I eat my steak and chips and get out for my first run, I'll be forever grateful to my new buddy.
Surgeon discharged me this morning and was less 'huffy' about
it. He's the same age as me and lives just up the road, we have friends in common etc etc and I think he would have done anything to not have to do this to me. That's all it is I think and he's never reversed a reversal before - so as far as he's concerned it's a 'failure'. Sure he'll get over it ! once he sees me running marathons again anyway ;-)
Am craving salt though so my electrolyte levels must be all over the place. Am sorting that by eating crisps! he he he.
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer from UK
June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp loop ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and after 10 months diagnosed colonic dysmotility due to surgery/nerve damage
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy