Well it is day 11postop and finally strong enough to type a lucid message on the iPad. Things have progressed as well as could be expected. They say the surgery went smoothly and was completed in one long day built they did have to take some sacrum which was less on the planner. Tumour was tethering tissue from the seminal vesicles and bladder at the front to rectum and side wall pelvic muscles. They feel hopeful they got it but microscopy is due early next week to tell about margins.
Postop felt rough. Really struggled when took steps back eg needing ng back down, but now feel more confident have made some progress though continues to fluctuate. Urostomy and colostomy working and starting to participate in changes. Adjusting to one leg feels like bigger one but not horrified by what I can see. Been able to get to sitting and standing a couple of times with loads of help but feel positive about physio. Is going to be a very long haul over months in the first instance so just focusing on short term goal eg bit more food, at present.
Family been great and due in to visit today. Kids quite comfortable here (ESP as have a wii in the room for physio) and no major reactions from them at home.
Well that's me exhausted and in need of sleep. Nice to be back and will update myself now -thanks to mags for linking things together till now.