welcome home...chili...amazing!!! I can't even eat crisps!XXXX to you both
Hi Dukeis - My recent experience that was similar to yours was an abscess in my butt cheek that had to be incised, drained and packed in the OR under general anesthesia. It was a fistula originating in my rectum and it was trying to find a place to exit. I had to have it packed daily (all 6 inches of it). Talk about some kind of painful....wow. It took a little over 4 months of this until it finally healed shut. Remicade was very effective in this process. Don't get discouraged. Its so hard sometimes when your in it, you think you cannot handle one more packing, but it does heal. Why did your incision have to be re-opened in the first place?Has anyone had to have what was the exit hole opened and packing put in to help the drainage? I was wondering about how long should I expect it to take to heal like this. It is not a pleasant thing to have the packing changed every day. Can't wait until it doesn't need to be packed daily.
how fast are you? I reckon I'm every 20 minutes after I've eaten. once I've eaten, I can write the rest of the day off...ileostomy!oo:Sorry, I'm a few days behind but going back to being hungry after surgery, YES YES YES.
I still am. At first I thought it was cos of the prednisone but now I'm down to 4mg and am still hungry. I think now its cos with an ileo everything goes thru so fast that you never get to feel full. Pity it leaves kilojoules behind though.
Thanks Anna, no I don't have kids. I've honestly never really wanted them either but I'm worried about the hormonal implications and other complications it could lead to in the future. I don't really fancy going through the menopause just yet. But fingers crossed the surgery will go well and my womb can be salvaged.All the best Cheerbear, keep us posted as soon as you can.
Steffers sorry to hear that you need further surgery particularly since it involves the womb. Do you have children, or want children, and will it affect your ability to conceive?
Hugs from OZ,
I don't have kids of my own (my finance has 2) and I don't think I'm any less fulfilled than if I had had any of my own. I like the fact that my friends and family are having babies and I get to visit them, love them up, and give them back...lol That's the best!I have several friends who never wanted and never had kids and they are happy as larks and a lot wealthier than those of us who had them. They get to spend a lot of time travelling, eat out whenever they like, etc etc, (sigh).
Unfortunately society has conditioned us into believing life is not fulfilled if you don't have children but I really think this is not the case if you don't want to have them.
This is for cheerbear. It's been 11wks post op for you and your still in a lot of pain?? Ru working? Bc I'm planning on having my surgery end of Sept and Drs are telling me that I should be back at work within 5-6 wks. So I wonder how it be before I come bk to work so I can let my job know. I thought 6 wks was plenty.....Sounds like it gone great you still getting pain? I'm in agony today and am 11 weeks post op. can't sit for long. Take it easy still I had dissolvable stitches put in. Why don't you use Imodium slows your output down. Sounds like your doing really well considering its only 2 weeks