| | Ascending Colon Removed
I am posting this in hopes to help others that may need the same or simular procedure.
To begin I am 49 and in good health. My dad had colon cancer so I have been having colonoscopies since I was 45. Each time I have had polyps found in my ascending colon that have been dificult to remove. My most recent colonoscopy had a polyp growing in the scar tissue left from a previous colonoscopy. My doctor referred me to a surgeon and on April 1st had my ascending colon removed.
The operation went smoothly. When I woke in the recovery I was in a lot of pain, but they gave me some pain medicine and the pain quickly became bareable.
I was moved to my room. All I was able to have was ice chips and the iv with my pain medicine under my control by pressing a button. Well as long as I did not over press the button. I personally did not have to press it too much. About once every 15 minutes that first day. My activited they wanted me to do was to turn, flex my ankles, cough and my breathing tool.
April 2d I was still only able to have ice chips. They got me up and had me sit in a chair in my room. About a hour later they had me walking around the ward. It was difficult to stand as straight as they wanted me to .. but I did the best as I could. As I walked my belly loosned up some and I was able to stand straighter. Later that afternoon I walked around the ward again.
Thursday night I had broth and juice and Italion ice.
They took me off the pain pump during Thursday night.
Friday morning I had some coffee, they gave me grits but I am not a grits eater and some pudding. I could did not keep the pudding down. I was passing gas and had bowl movements.
Lunch was some creamy soup, ice cream, and jello. Dinner was more soup, popsicles and juice.
I walked around the ward multiple times on my own.
About midnight I got sick again.
Saturday morning I had the same breakfast as Friday morning. I was able to keep it all down. I was released Saturday afternoon. When released I was on a soft diet for the rest of Saturday.
When I got home I would nap ever couple of hours.
Beginning Sunday I was on a low residue/low fiber diet.
Sunday I felt much better than I did Saturday, and Monday much better than Sunday.
My daughter would take me to the mall daily so I could get my walking in. Doctor said no driving for a week.
Today I am back to eating normally. Still being cautious and staying away from peanuts for the time being.
My experience was a very good experience. I wanted to post it so others see that it can go smoothly.