Well, my surgery is set for August 15th. I'm a little nervous. After my first surgery (right hemi colectomy) I was released after 5 days. Things seemed fine. Then, after 4 days at home, I developed a blockage and was back in for a week. Last year, when I had the rest of my colon removed, I was in the hospital for 11 days. I had an ileus and was very sick. So sick that when they offered me the NG tube I said "yes please!" So, I'm nervous about
the recovery. I'm also nervous about
things healing well. Namely the wound in my, uh, backside. I think that's the bit that I'm most squeamish about
! I know the bag will take some getting used to, but I know that will come with time. I've accepted that part. Far cry from 2007 when all this started and the bag was the last thing in the world I wanted!
Now I sort of wish I'd got it at the start. I could have done without the second round of chemo!
Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know when my surgery is! I really appreciate all the support I've gotten here so far! I'm so glad that I found this site!