I feel more like writing after sleeping for awhile. My takedown was last Friday. I slept most of that afternoon and evening and a lot on Saturday. My first bowel movements were Sunday and I had a total of five. The first experience seemed like gas but I was wrong! Learned quickly to go ahead into the bathroom and take no more chances. My last BM on Sunday was around 8pm and I didn't have another until around that same time tonight (Monday). This one was very painful. Started out feeling as if it was formed but then turned very loose. Sorry if this is too much detail.
My pain level is better than with the first surgery but I still have a reasonable amount of pain. The incision is probably 3 inches across and had a drain left in one side. The MD covering for mine over the weekend attempted to pull it out twice before he realized that it was stitched in! I still had quite a bit of drainage and he had asked the nurse to put a tegaderm over the incision. Well, that's not good for a wound that's still draining so being a somewhat over-assertive nurse myself, I insisted that they remove his dressing and put gauze over the incision so that it could soak up the drainage.
I could have stayed another night but I was getting absolutely no rest in the hospital. They were in my room 3 times between 5am and 7:30 and all they did was check my vital signs which have been fine all along! Maybe I can rest at home. There were two other people having reversals the same day as mine and I hope they're doing well. I haven't heard from anyone yet so they may still be in the hospital.
I'm still nervous about what to expect now and not sure what foods will be best for me. At least the surgery is over and we'll go from here!