rtcasper wrote:Hi everyone. Had my surgery last Tuesday, Sept. 25. It was supposed to be about 4 hrs, ended up going 7. Surgeon said he didn't like the blood flow he was getting from my colon, so he took off a bit more to do it right. Ended up removing approximately 16 inches including most of rectum. I was released to home on Friday, so just recovering. Getting used to the bag, loop ileostomy, trying to get a little thickening going on, but it's pretty darn amazing how little pain I've experienced from any of this so far, mostly back and butt from laying around. I make sure to get up and walk around, get the blood flowing. Awaiting pathology results to find out staging and next course of action,and will update then. Overall, mentally, feel pretty good, glad it's "out" of me, understand still have a long road ahead, but also aware it could be much worse.
Much love and prayers to all! !
Sounds like things went quite well. Next thing is adjusting to the bag and experimenting with products if there are any issues.