Surgery went ahead on Tuesday 5th, remember walking into the theatre, laying on the table and getting positioned, having a laugh with the staff, the cannulas getting inserted into the back of my hands, the arm supports being put in place then nothing....next I knew I was on the ward, felt fine and was able to eat something and even move about my room. Was visited by my Specialist nurse who told me the everything went well. 👍
The Wednesday was getting excruciating pain in my ribs, gut, shoulders and jaw due to the gas that was used to inflate my gut, catch 22 the pain relief blocks you up but you need to pass wind to purge the gasses from my system.
Thursday, feeling rough, moving about but no appetite, no bowel movements stomach feels bloated. Getting discharged today then was sick, still getting out. 👍
Girlfriend picked me up and nearly burst into tears, she says I look ghastly, don't feel great.
Home and relaxing, ended up being sick another 2 times, it is just bile building up and can't go anywhere as I still haven't moved my bowels.
Friday, feeling a bit better, everything bruised down there left side looks like it has been tattooed on, catheter is working will just getting a bit of bypass when I try and move my bowels, no luck so far, drinking plenty of water.
Saturday, stopped taking the co-codamol and just going to try paracetamol to take the edge off the pain to try and unblock my system.
Sunday, the lactulose has loosed things off, such a relief.
Tuesday 12th, catheter removed today. Bladder emptying ok, the exercises I was doing have paid off, only getting a bit of leakage when I laugh, sneeze, cough, stand. When I go to the toilet there is no pressure, the urine just empties like pouring water out a glass, started doing my floor exercises again to tighten things up.
Wednesday, first night without the catheter, a dry night with just a little bit of leaking that the pad took care of with no problem, went to the toilet and emptied my bladder, such a relief that it is working albeit not perfectly......yet.
Sorry this is such a long post, was going to do a day by day from the surgery to discharge but had other things on my mind 😅