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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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