Long journey back

By suecsdy Latest Reply 2015-04-04 21:39:37 -0500
Started 2015-03-25 10:08:04 -0500

Hey everyone! I am back from the big house. Day 5 post op and I hurt like crazy. It wasn't the planned surgery we thought and that's why the pain. The reversal went very well and that part is not at all painful. The hernia part was way worse than we knew and turned a 3 hr surgery into into 6 or 7 hrs. What the Dr discovered was a lot of scar tissue binding my intestines together and hernias everywhere. Why it did not hurt before surgery ,I do not know, but am making up for it now. All my numbers were good after and had very few meds while hospitalized. Right now have next to no appetite and have to make myself eat. Also woke up with a belly binder holding my midsection together. It is my security blanket now as you cannot believe how much more it hurts without. Will talk more later.

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-04-04 07:35:27 -0500 Report

Hi Sue,
So glad your okay. and back on the mend. I hold you in my prayers. Hope you continue to progress to total wellness.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-30 22:31:57 -0500 Report

Hi suecsday, thanks for the updates. Glad to hear you are healing, and that your appetite is back. Sounds this was quite a procedure. Wow! I hope you are able to keep that pain managed well. Please keep us posted!

suecsdy 2015-03-26 08:45:11 -0500 Report

Today is one week out from surgery. I am stronger every day, but the pain is a new experience every day also. I am getting to the point that I can walk around without a walker. The pipes are working as advertised, the appetite is recovering more slowly. It isn't that I don't get hungry, just that it takes very little to satisfy me. Trying to hold back on pain meds…last night was bad. Took the meds and could not sleep or get comfortable all night. Have to take the binder off today to shower…mixed feelings about that. JP tubes and stitches out on Mon, I hope.

msann 2015-03-29 11:17:34 -0500 Report

glad you are doing well I have hiatal hernia I take nexium twice daily why did you have to have surgery my gastrologist told me I didn't need mine operated on just keep losing weight

suecsdy 2015-03-29 13:45:40 -0500 Report

I had a colostomy reversal with lots of scar tissue needing removal and major hernias involved from original surgery 8 mos ago. Hoping to get rid of stitches and jp tubes tomorrow. Then I can finish healing and get my life back.

jayabee52 2015-03-26 07:14:59 -0500 Report

Howdy Sue
Glad you're out and on the mend. Sorry that you hurt so much. Prayers for your speedy recovery.

My fincee` Valentine lady went into the hospital with what seemed appendicitis. Turns out she has a UTI and has sepsis. She'll be out of touch with DC for a while again now. I now have a ph # where I may reach ner, so I plan on talking to her again this AM.


suecsdy 2015-03-26 08:19:00 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear about Val. Will be thinking about her and sending good wishes her way. Glad you have been able to contact her and ease your mind.

jayabee52 2015-04-04 21:39:37 -0500 Report

eventually, sue, she was able to call me long about the 3rd day.
At this point in time she is home. and at the moment she is enjoying the TV show "Pitbulls and parolees".

lilleyheidi 2015-03-26 00:18:41 -0500 Report

Glad your home, please let your daughter take care of you while you can. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-25 15:13:33 -0500 Report

You defiantly have my prayers..my hubby had a "simple" hernia operation a few mos ago and was in pain for days.. so I cant imagine how bad it is for you…will continue praying,,,God is good..

sweetslover 2015-03-25 14:25:25 -0500 Report

You have been in my thoughts and prayers. At least the worry of the surgery is now behind you. Let the healing begin.

Pegsy 2015-03-25 12:12:48 -0500 Report

I am sorry you are in so much pain. I'm keeping you in my prayers, that you will mend quickly and will soon be pain free.

Donielle Werner
Donielle Werner 2015-03-25 11:29:08 -0500 Report

Omg. I'm so sorry that you're in so much pain.. You have definitely been on my mind lately. I hope you feel better very soon.