I was in the hospital for five days after the surgery to make my loop ileostomy a permanent ileo and with total colectomy, two of which I spent vomiting my head off at the slightest movement of my eyes with the wonderful drugs I was on. More than a week later, and I still have yet to be able to eat more than a spoonful of mashed potatoes and actually be able to digest it... My slow transit just became that much slower :(
The worst, besides the immediate pain I had, which by now has mostly gone away, is the weird skin problems I was left with afterwards. I have had skin erosion before, but this....?
I don't even know what this is. I can't even.
I'm trying to get into a local ostomy nurse to see what her recommendations are, but I need my primary to give the order for me even to see her, so I have to call his offices tomorrow, and hopefully get him to do it without make an appointment to see me as well, thus drawing all this shit out mooooaaarrrr. GRRRRR.
One kinda good thing is that he cut along my old huge scar, but I'm pissed he needed to open me up that far and wide anyway, as he anticipated it would just be laprascopic. Now the area around my old scar is entirely numb, except for a shooting pain across my belt line. Sometimes I get stabbing pains throughout my pelvic region that cripple me, but I'm still glad the colon is out, although he left a bit (how much has yet to be determined) to support my vagina and other organs so they don't all collapse into a pelvic prolapse and shit.
UHG. Not feeln' this shit right now. Really not feeln it. :(