Updating blog from the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK as I had the reversal yesterday preformed by Mr Bruce George, all seem to go to plan and i’m feeling well. Passing things so everything seems to be working as it should be for now! 🙂
Looking to be discharged tomorrow or Sunday at the latest as they are more than impressed with my recovery so far.
Mr Bruce George (my colostomy surgeon) wanted to carry out a Sigmoidoscopy to make sure everything was well with my bowel and lower rectum area (after being out of action a year so far) I’m glad this is only required once as it’s not a nice procedure!
He is happy that all is fine and will now proceed with the reversal operation and advised i’m already on the waiting list 🙂
Await date for reversal op….
Arrived in good time ready for the operation, had a bit of a wait (mid-morning) spoke to Mr Bruce George before going down to theatre, Stoma Nurse marked position on my belly where stoma would be.
Said goodbye to my wife and daughter (very hard for all of us at this point) and walked down to theatre, people were great in the pre-theater room, needless to say I was soon drifting off and fell asleep….
Came around in the recovery room with lots of beds around me some hours later and felt fine, no pain or side effects, was even having a laugh with nurses and porter who wheeled me to my room….
Nice room, feel like i’m in private accommodation! own shower room and toilet (from what I can see lying in my bed) bit sleepy now so have a nap. Next thing I know my wife is on the phone and I said it will be ok if she came back in to see me today (told her not to before surgery) as I felt fine.
Was great to see my wife and daughter after the events of the day (harder for them though!) sleep now….