Update 4 weeks on….

Things seemed to be going well (slow but ok) after the colostomy reversal up until late last week, since then a problem has arisen where the muscles seemed to have stopped working or been very weak. I’m using laxative & lactulose twice per day but not much movement is happening now apart from the urge to go and other things laxatives do! I have reduced the Tramadol down to 1 per day for now as this can cause problems in that area but i’m still reliant on them for pain relief (will discuss maybe moving onto a different pain killer soon) they think I may have a slight blockage higher up (not a total block) as the lower end seems to be ok. I am now walking more as they advise this is good to get things moving. Hopefully things will return to normality soon as I was planning on going back to work today!

After visiting the nurse today she is happy with the wound that was left to heal naturally (they have been packing it almost daily since surgery) so I no longer have to keep a dressing on it 🙂