... I had a colon resection about 18 months ago and can totally understand where you're at in terms of wanting to know what to expect. ... (6 replies)
... Sturgeon....the recuperation after the surgery is far different than after a colonoscopy. ... (162 replies)
... Hi there.....I had a resection done around 3.5 years ago and ended up having it Laproscopically with the surgeon informing me exactly what you have been told. ... (3 replies)
... I had a Colon Resection a little over 2 years ago. Like you I had my concerns as to whether or not to go through with it. ... (14 replies)
... Goody's a little confused here..have you had your resection yet? ... (37 replies)
... looking down your esophogus and into your stomach. And are they removing the part of your colon that is bad or your entire large intestines. There are various parts of your colon...the transverse, sigmoid and rectum. ... (419 replies)
... You've got wonderful advice here as I had about 6 months ago...I had my resection done laproscopically on May 10th which was originally suppose to be done open but ended up via lap. ... (419 replies)
... It's so good to see news from all the people who so helped me during my resection and recuperation! Hi all! ... (419 replies)
... laproscopically and was told if it was done open then epidural would be the way to go. Either way, I beleive the pain management is definitely the key to quick recuperation and healthier recoveries. ... (419 replies)
... home recuperation period. From what I understand, it isn't exactly a linear progression, either. Kind of two steps forward, one back, two forward kind of thing. ... (419 replies)
... D I too had my GB removed 15 years ago and had a colon resection 5 weeks ago for 5 episodes of divert....2 of which I was hospitalized. I'm 45 around the same age as you.... ... (21 replies)
... Hey all!!! Just got back from the surgeon and finally feeling more like myself minus a cough & congestion from a sinus infection I'm getting over. Yes...Goody's in a good place ;)
Minnie...how are you doing? Haven't heard much from you lately. Hope the pain is better and that you're getting closer to where I am in terms of recuperation. Don't worry...the time will... (419 replies)
... y surgery 3 weeks ago today...but have only been home 2 weeks. My friend who is an OR nurse said a good formula is 7 days for each day in the hospital as far as recuperation goes. My advice is to take it easy...don't do anything more than your body says it can do. You will tire easily...it's the anesthesia and the pain meds. ... (419 replies)
... Minnie's Hubby....Walking, walking & walking will help with getting that gas moving. The bowels are just waking up and the more you walk the more they wake up. That's what gets the gas moving. Minnie should walk every few hours and increase her distance each time setting a goal for herself. I really didn't have too many problems with gas...it came exactly 72 hours after... (419 replies)
... Hey, Jen & Minnesotadad, Great to hear from you two. Jen, I'm sorry to hear about the setback..rest up & listen to your body...if it needs rest then give it some. You sound well and despite the setback seem to be in your usual good spirits. Thatsa girl ;) I'm actually at a good place right now in my recuperation...this is the first day that I actually was not experiencing... (419 replies)
... Please give this to your Mom when she is up to reading....
I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No. (419 replies)
... st a matter of time that I would have a perforation of the bowel requiring an emergency colostomy and surgery with whatever doctor was on call in the ER with the resection months later after healing took place. ... (10 replies)