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Thought I'd post a bit of an update.
Had my op last Wednesday to remove the last part of my large bowel which was remaining (had my colon removed about 5 yrs ago).
This op was to remove the rectum and anus as I now have a permanent lie stormy! Not as bad as it sounds as the proctitis was hell!!!
Op lasted a couple of hours and went went...now in the recovery stage waiting for discharge. Incision on my stomach is very neat and clean with very little discomfort. My old friend the stoma is actually in the same place as my last one so no new scars.
Stoma working normally now and I'm emptying about 4 times a day...pure luxury after 15-20 BM a day with extreme urgency!!! I have slept a whole night for the first time since I had my reversal.
The wound round my bum isn't being so helpful and this is giving me pain and keeping me in hospital...but this is easing and I hope to be home in the next day or 2.
Best thing I've done!!! Feel human again, even with the bag, getting sleep, not in pain (the kind I had with the proctitis) and not living in the toilet!!! Walking about the ward, showering and feeling like I've been born again!
some may be dreading or avoiding this stage, but for me the relief and sheer luxury of feeling normal again is amazing!!!
Already planning getting fit, running, cycling, bagging more Munro's, holidaying and living a life not glued to a toilet or worrying where I'll find the next toilet!
Bring it on!!! Totally colitis free with only a very minor inconvenience in a stoma bag which stops nothing and as long as you've accepted it in your head!!!
Embrace it, accept it and live!!! )
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