3rd after my colon resection

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Hi everyone here is an update. I went in on Monday May 6th for my colon resection. They took out a good 6 inches of sigmoid colon. I was given an epideral just prior to surgery. It was removed last night. The only pain medication I've had to take is 2 extra strength Tylenol. I've been passing gas but no BM yet. I'm hoping that comes soon lol. I've been up and walking lots although today I feel like I've been hit by a freight train. Typical on the 3rd day in. Oh ya I was given IV antibiotics flagyl and cefaz... something lol I can't remember the name. For the first 24 during and after surgery. It looks like tomorrow I will probably be going home. From personal experience so far this surgery pain is WAY less than diverticulitis pain. I have 4 small laparoscopic incisions and one larger one that is about 3 to 4 inches. I was not sure if I was gonna have a colostomy bag or not so I was really glad to wake up and see that I didn't. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. I'd be more than happy to answer. Hugs to all my diver friends. P. S. The doctor says I should not have any more trouble again with diverticulitis 😊👍

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    So happy everything went well for you.

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    That's fantastic news , I'm very happy for you, I am trying to decide whether to have surgery at the moment, I've had diverticulitis for 7 years and have about 3 flares a year they can last for weeks.

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    So pleased it all went well and that you'll be home soon. Good luck with your ongoing recovery and keep us posted xx

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    Thanks for update and I very happy you got through it all okay, now the healing process please keep us posted of your progress how ya healing and how the new stuff works 😃 May I ask how old you are , I 62 and afraid I'm too old for the surgery 😦

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    It is so good to hear your good news. I had my robotic surgery on July 31, 2018 and my Doctor needed to take out big part of the big colon, small part of the small intestine and get rid of the appendix. Our Doctors are Angels.

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    sandiishealthy..glad everything has gone well for you...I know exactly how you felt...oh the relief when waking up to be told I hadn't got a stoma.

    Biggest problem was my taste buds stopped working properly and all food tasted and smelt bad..was told sometimes happens after surgery due to the anaesthetic...everything I tried to eat felt and tasted like cardboard...ate so little during the next few weeks I lost over a stone... thing is six months later I've put it all back on again 😩😩😢😢😢 easiest diet I've ever been on!

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      Oh my I can't imagine going through the surgery with the hope of anticipating good tasting food only to find yourself eating cardboard. I'm so glad that didn't last too long. Good grief lol

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    I've been thinking about you! So glad it went well. Like I said before the surgery wasn't bad at all. My biggest complaint was the reaction to the tape!

    Good luck during your recovery! Drink a lot of water and walk after every meal . It will make a difference in your recovery!

    Kate

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      I'm walking and drinking water like mad hoping to go poop soon. Ugh I sure don't want to be constipated from that epidural. They keep telling me here at the hospital it'll happen, it'll happen. I don't think I've anticipated anything so much in my life lol.

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      They wont let you go home until you've opened bowels...I dreaded going to and from the loo...I had to walk past all the other beds and every step brought a great explosion of wind you could hear in the corridor 😅

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      I think here in Ontario Canada they are gonna release me today even if I haven't had a movement yet. I do think it's coming though. I sure am showing all the signs for it lol.

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