Well it has been 9 days and I am doing well. My revision surgery from Lap to DS ended up being open because of 2 previous open surgeries from colon cancer almost 7 years ago. Way too much scar tissue for a lap surgery.
For whatever reason a leak test could not be scheduled on a weekend so I had to chew ice chips from surgery on a Friday till following Monday leak test. My first clear liquid meal from the hospital was a banana and a turkey sandwich and choc milk… LOL… so I ended up with hot tea from the nurses till broth later on for dinner.
So I stayed in the hospital till Weds because I needed to pass gas before I could go home.
My staples are doing well, cept for the one at my belly button, which has popped out. I had my neighbor take a look yesterday and she is a surgical nurse and said all looked normal and healing just fine. Whew ! I get them out when I go back on this weds.
Since Weds I have had diarrhea… 10+ times a day. I chatted with Starbelly here online and we figured it was milk products. So yesterday I cut out all dairy (yogurt, shakes, cottage cheese) and all stopped almost immed. Since all my shakes and bullets are whey --- I am guessing they will be a problem too. I got some lactaid today and will try that by adding something new each day.
So here I am now. I am sleeping on my side well and actually slept the past 2 nights since was not up pooing. I had gained 22 pounds in the hospital because they did not give me my diuretic (HCTZ) for blood pressure.
So since I have been home I have lost that weight plus 10.