July 22, 2013

Surgery is over, now at home

My surgery was on July 10th, was suppose to be a 2 hour surgery.  A cut here, a snip there and wallow a stoma.  Yah right, not me.

I complained for 6 months of pain in my groin area where I knew my doctor originally spliced my 10" of colon to my intestines, but no doctor would listen to me.

When my surgeon went in to do the snipping she discovered my junction was completely attached to my pelvic wall, hence the pain and an extra 1hr an a half more for surgery.   Total time 3+3/4 hrs.  1hr for recoup then up to my room.

I asked the nurses to move me via the slide sheet because I know how sick I get - nope they insisted I move myself (big mistake).  I got sick of course.  I told them bring a bucket and at the same time told them I was moving my bowels already.  They said that was impossible - "I feel it" I yelled.

To our surprise I prolapsed about 6" of my intestines into my new pouch, they had to call my surgeon who was already at home.  She had to travel an hour back to the hospital 9:30 at night to put me back together again.

Now every time I cough I have to press on my stoma so she doesn't prolapse again, if she does you guessed it more surgery.  I was supposed to go home 5 days later but Lilly as I call her wouldn't cooperate so I had to stay 8 days.  Now I am home learning how to work with her. 

July 05, 2013

Ostomy Training

My Stoma Nurse is very nice, she was late and kept apologizing, she said it was one appt. after another. We told her it was okay not to worry.

I will be getting a two piece appliance because of my neck fusion, I can't see to empty it so I'll just remove it - empty it - attach it and away I go. Piece of cake.

Frieda told me that I am a lucky one as for supplies because I will not have to keep getting upgrades from other companies. I'll be able to stay with one company thanks for having a Latex allergy.

I am sorry to say this but bring it on - I am tired of "trying" to go, I am ready to get this over with.

Wednesday seems so far away.  After my surgery then I keep her until I learn how to do all the care by myself.  She said I will be coming to her on an outpatient basis once in awhile to see how well I am healing.  This shall go well I am not worried in this least little bit.