Last Stoma Tantrum

Just a quick note from my hospital bed at the Mater in Brisbane. I’m back here with the city view (not the figtree this time) ready for my operation in the morning (ileostomy reversal and IP port removal). I have had a lovely day with non-stop wonderful visitors and many laughs! I thought I might have time much earlier to write something here on my blog, but there has just been too much fun to be had in between the various procedures (appointments with specialists, X-rays, ECG, blood test, paperwork, etc). I expected to be occupied all afternoon with some sort of disgusting bowel prep but apparently that wasn’t necessary after all. 🙂 On the other hand I didn’t expect my troublesome stoma to throw in a last little ‘tantie’, but yes, it has been prolapsing and then I’ve also had to change the whole kit tonight due to leakage, so I have broken burnt skin and every problem I know – BUT IT’S THE LAST TIME!

I’m told the op will take about 1.5 hours, followed by another 1.5 or so hours in recovery, then maybe a couple more days in hospital, but not much of a set-back to my general health. I’m feeling really well so I’m very confident about recovering quickly from this and I’m sure I will enjoy the benefits!

Thankyou for all your messages and good wishes!! I’ll let you know how it goes as soon as I get a chance.


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