Been home from hospital 5 days now. Scheduled to see surg on Tuesday to have 35 staples removed. They are a bit aggervating at this point. Not much pain in incision area, a little around the new stoma, a lot internal where the intestines was cut appart, and re-attached, sometimes hurts down to my back.
The new stoma is working fine, wife has the "gear" down to a science. Right now there are 2 stents coming out of the stoma, will be easier to deal with when they are gone, another week i think. during the day, i empty the bag every 2-4 hours, and at night we hook up to std. cath night bag which i am well use to.
sleep situation slowly improving. gone from horrible to bad. lol.
wife, kids, all been real troopers through this, couldn't make it without them all
weird thing started 2 days back, every time i empty bag, or turn on water faucet, my penis feels like its pressurizing for a pee, and i have all the sensation of urgency and a full bladder. Impossible, I tell myself, as there is no longer any source of input to the bladder, and it was emptied and cleasned before sealing off. Not unless some nerve signals revived with confused signals??? will ask doctor of course.
thats about it. this is slow progress, doing the best i can. least i am back to where i can open the wine bottles for my wife and have her coffee made in the morning, things she loved me doing for her.
later, brothers and sisters,
slowly making it back
david in sc