Hey boat.. how are you doing? I have to say I'm feeling pretty perfect. Completely flat stomach, can eat anything and everything. No bloat, no pain, no constipation (obviously
) and really really well. I've just been out on my bike for an 8 mile ride only 3.5 weeks after surgery and feel better than I did for the whole of the last 10 months while I've been suffering with this colonic dysmotility. I know not everyone is as lucky and I'm just hoping it lasts for me! I have the tiniest amount of indigestion if I eat too much, but that's it. Having a few issues with leaks but getting there with advice from the others and seeing the nurse on Tuesday.
I look back over the last 10 months and wonder how I coped at all. I thought I was living my life at about
70% but now I realise it was probably about
20%.. I feel fantastic now! have so much energy and got my spark back!
What's your situation now? are you thinking about
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