If your doctor thinks waiting until november is okay, they probably know best. November is only about
5 months away. In reality, it takes some time to get yourself organized and scheduled. I would think, if you started planning today, you probably wouldn't get in for a month or two, but in emergencies it happens faster. The first step is consulting with surgeons. Did you get referrals, or have you looked around? You can ask the surgeon about
waiting, and whether it's a good idea too. When is the cruise? If you had surgery in a week or two (just saying), and the cruise is in 3 or 4 months, you will be well enough to go with your ostomy. I know it sounds difficult, but it's really not that big of a deal. I took a trip with my bag. I just packed some extras and wore a small one under my high waist bottoms when I swam. I was able to tuck it in, and the bottom was ruched, no one knew I had anything. It's actually very easy to hide, especially under dresses. Consult and see what you find out. It is low grade, which people often monitor for vs having surgery, but the fact that it's so widespread, so quickly, is worrisome.
Full recovery for me, didn't take that long, but it's very independent. Some people go back to work within weeks. Some people take a month - two months. I was feeling pretty well within a few weeks.
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