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Hi All, last Tuesday, 28th February, I was 3 weeks post op. Always had feeling in rectum after op that could pass something from there even though not connected to bowel anymore. Had pain from trapped wind & passed a lot of mucus. The consultant had mentioned before op that I
Might pass mucous but I was surprised & to be honest disappointed that it was a lot & I now had bag & rectum active. I wondered if it was 'draining' after op. At the stoma nurse appointment the next day I was told this was to be expected & sometimes could form a ball. So needed to be cleared. Mm, not sure I appreciated that Before the op. So, early days, but as least I've got the option later to reverse stoma or remove rectum that's left if it becomes troublesome. I certainly had the urge to pass something a lot last week, which reminded me of how it used to be not sure if could leave the house. Has anyone else experienced this? How do you deal with it?
The stoma nurse said my skin had healed really well & quickly after leak & burning week before. 'Stanley' the Stoma had shrunk considerably & also said that I'd cut the hole for the bag perfectly! Setting up home delivery of bags & supplies now & don't want to see me again until June.
So last night went to bed at 9.30pm, extremely early for me & started to wake early morning aware that my bag was inflated like an airship, but ignored it as was tired. Then awoke feeling wet inside pjs & bag was leaking, dramatically, more like an explosion. It was 5am so quick dash to the loo to get bag off & clean up & fit new bag. Managed it all in 20 mins.
New lesson learnt- don't ignore Stanley!
Apart from general aches & pains after op & feeling very fed up last week because hadn't been out, except hospital visits, all progressing well. Any more advice on what to expect or hints & tips welcome from those ' that have been there' welcomed. B x
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