Being discharged now, 24 hours after surgery. My total hospital stay for LAR and reversal was 36 hours. I was told to expect crazy going for a couple of weeks. Luckily, I'll have the house mostly to myself. Unlike some others, I'm hungry as hell. A nice steak dinner sounds wonderful - and my doc said go for it - but I'm going to try and stay BRAT. Don't think my willpower is going to last too long on that.
Another interesting thing - I asked about immodium or metemucil or whatever you take and she said to try and hold off so my body has to deal with it and hopefully figure out a solution quicker. Before I try and head back to work, I'm meeting with the pros here to evaluate where I am and get whatever they suggest to help me normalize me best they can with medicine.
Luckily, for the next two weeks my wife will be at work until 2 or 3 and the kids will be at school. So I'll have a nice staycation with Netflix and the potty.
40 y/o male, kids 6&9
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer s3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPCT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
1 year scans - clear