I was released from the hospital 3 days after my reversal. On the 5th day, I had a low grade fever and a slight pain in my groin. I called the surgeon's office to report what was going on and was told it was "normal" and that the pain was probably gas. The same happened the next day but the pain was worse. Same answer from the MD's office. Exactly a week after the reversal, I had a temp of 102 and was in severe pain. It was in my right lower groin or pelvic area and spread upwards into my stomach. I couldn't walk, sit or stand. It was horrible so I called the doctor on-call and was sent to the ER. I was admitted and the next day they did the first of several CT scans of by abdomen and found the abscess. The absces is basically a sore in my stomach, most likely caused by bacteria from the colon during the reversal.
My test yesterday revealed that the abscess is still there but they're stopping my IV antibiotics and we're going to see if I start running a fever again or if I end up having pain. The doctor said it could be "sterile" now and not cause problems but we won't know until we stop the antibiotics and see what happens. It scares me a little but we're going to try it. He may do a pelvic ultrasound if the pain continues. Worst case would be more surgery to go in and remove it. Not too thrilled about that option.
My incision for the reversal was stitched and healed without problems. My last drain site ws slow to heal but is better now. I live in Indiana, I just turned 49 and have three children (25, 23 & 20). My oldest is a son who was married last October and the other two are girls. The youngest leaves for college on Sunday so I'm pretty sad about that. She went locally for her freshman year but wants to go away this year. :( I'll really miss her.
I hope you continue to improve and have great luck with having children. They are a true blessing and I don't know what I would do without mine.