I will do my best to help with your questions, although please remember I am only telling you about
my experience, yours may be slightly different.
1. Its 6 weeks since my reversal op and I feel perfectly fine. I even went to join a pole dancing class tonight.
2. The squeezing exercises are a good idea because it may help you control things once it all starts working properly again.
3. I went into hospital 3 days before the op and came out 17 days after. I didnt need a home care nurse as my wound had healed well by the time I left.
4. I was never in any pain at any time. I opted for morphine after the op. I didnt get out of bed for the first 3 days so I used a bed pan to wee. My first bowel movement was 5 days after the op so I could use a loo by then.
Take some baby wet wipes for hygiene as you must must must keep your bum clean at all times after you use the loo, and nappy cream to stop soreness.
Had UC 2002 - 2005
Meds: Prednisolone, azathiaprine, asacol, fosamax, predsol suppositories, asacol suppositories, predfoam, painkillers, aloe vera juice, special diet ect.
Whole colon diseased, annemia, dhydrated, weight loss ect.
Had 1st operation April 2005, 2nd operation February 2006.
Feel great, aged 29, married,want children now.
Everthing that is crossed out no longer applies to me thanks to the operations.