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Hi guys! I had my op on Tuesday 7th February.Today is Friday 10th February.
Was out of bed the next day. Had a wash & physio visited to walk me very slowly down the ward. Chicken soup, red jelly & icecream 3x a day! Very tired but discomfort in stomach remarkably low. Stanley the Stoma is working. Lots of rude noises while gases are released from inflated stomach. Nurses emptied bag couple of times. Thursday, stoma nurse visited & remivedthe bag. First time I got to see Stanley. Not at all as bad as I'd imagined. Swollen at the moment but still neat. Helped to clean around & put on new bag. It's got to be done so went for it. Nurse said I did well! Had cathater removed in the evening & cannula in hand as back on oral meds now. Back on light diet tomorrow. Today woke up felt really smelly, I was! Lol. Had a lovely shower. Emptied bag myself. Physio arrived afterwards & I managed flight of stairs down & up. Stoma nurse changed bag & I helped again. Stanley slightly more swollen today. Said that's normal. Got to be able to change bags over the weekend & on Monday ok. Then I might be able to go home. Amazed at physical progress.
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