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I have a temporary colostomy that is scheduled to be reversed in less than two weeks, and as the date approaches I am rapidly getting more anxious, and am wondering if someone can confirm I am just being irrational?
My surgeon doesn't have open clinics for months out to discuss the surgery, and I just went ahead and scheduled the first opening to make sure it gets done this year, can anyone explain their experience with the surgery / recovery and what it entailed?
I get an enema a few days before the surgery, then check in at 7am day of surgery, and from my understanding the hospital stay is 3-10 days and I'm wondering kind of what that depends on or how they judge when you can go home?
I am wondering things like what to expect when I wake up from surgery, I have read people report having needed tubes inserted up their nose down to their stomachs, and I want to mentally prepare myself for what is coming as I plan to bring books and whatever else I can do while in the hospital.
I am a male in my 30's, overweight but not gigantic (260 lbs at 6 feet tall), non smoker, non anything really.
If anyone could share their experience / recovery time in and out of the hospital, I could use the peace of mind, even if it is horrifying I'd just really appreciate an understanding of what recovery looks like.
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