Well, I had my two week postop appointment today and things look good. I had planned on driving myself (it's a 90 mile drive) but for some reason I got the shakes, was nauseous, and then finally threw up. I was afraid to drive, so hubby took the day off and took me. It was strange because I felt fine in the morning and then things started happening.
The doc came in and checked my incisions and said they looked great. I was done laparoscopically but do have a three-inch incision where they pulled the colon through. Then the doctor put on 'the glove'.
My new rectum is only two inches long, so I knew that he'd probably want to check to see how the anastomosis felt. He said the anastomosis is about
the size of his index finger and that right above it I have stool that's too large to pass. That's why I was feeling crappy. He broke it up a bit while he was there. Yick!
He told me that I'll never be normal and will have good days and bad, with today being one of the bad days. I did tell him that I feel 100% better than I did and that I treasure every BM I have. He chuckled.
I'll be going back to work on October 8th; two days shy of being out a month.
Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.