Having a husband and support is in of itself, such a blessing. My surgery didn't go well, so can't comment on normal recovery time. My anastomosis disconnected , the sub surgeon (mine went on vacation) didn't watch or listen to me. 4 days later I was in ICU and surgery was performed. Ileostomy, over a gallon of waste had to be cleaned-organs separated and washed, the waste was so toxic it caused a dangerous blood clot by my liver, not to mention sepsis & pneumomia. The few days later, incision bleed and had to be left
open. I was so weak, and without family and an advocate, I had no one on my side to complain. I came home alone, with all these problems, still a high WBC and platelets, almost 40lbs lighter, scared, they wanted me in a nursing home. But after being hospitalized 6 weeks, wanted my home. 8 days later I got my kids back from my ex motherinlaw, drove, walked alot, did my own wound care, 6 weeks later incision closed, joined gym following month, 4 months later started competing in cycling tours & marathons. Im SOOOO happy to have my colon gone, I have never felt this fantastic. I am so happy to be alive, pain free, enjoying every moment with my kids. That is why I'm pessimistic about
going back in for reversal, I don't want to ruin my quality of life, but I just might try. What could be more worse than what I already went through...as you!! See surgeon next week as to my pessimism, I have to make a decision.
You will be fine, recovery might be around a month or so. You will immediately feel better with colon removed. Walk everyday, don't lift, give chores to the kids, take it day by day and it will all be over soon. God Bless you!!!
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