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The damned bag is off my belly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry S
Kerry S Member Posts: 606
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hey Guys,

It be Saturday I be sitting here at the nurse station using their system.
I just came in from having my second smoke. It be cold out there, but that smoke sure felt good. I have my good old farmers coat with me so I do stay warm while smoking.

They did not give me too much night night crap this time so I did not end up in the ICU. I did have, lets say, a little talk with the nice lady that put me out. I told her, woman or not, I would slug her if she gave me too much.

THe doc said I could go home Monday but they will not feed me until Sunday. Damn, I would love a double cheeseburger and fries about now.

Kerry (the no bag guy)
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Comments

  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    Yes!!!!! Just wait until
    Yes!!!!! Just wait until your first fart, it is music to your ears!!!!

    Kathy
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    Hahahaha, Kerry.
    Congratulations, enjoy you're a no bag man , when is the your next hunting by the way?
    Hugs!
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    I am dancing, and dancing, and dancing!!!!
    YEA KERRY!!!!! Now you get to share experiences with the rest of us....ROFL!!!

    Searching for a toilet when you REALLY need one!!!

    Asking to be forgiven (oh, wait, this is Kerry) when the noise is too loud....

    Sitting down for awhile on the throne, taking up Sodoku or something to wile away the time...

    ROFLMAO!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,173 **
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Welcome

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Welcome back to the world of the cold toilet seat!
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Good going Kerry!
    It sounds like you are doing so well! May it continue.
  • grammadebbie
    grammadebbie Member Posts: 464
    Awesome Kerry!
    Awesome Kerry,



    So very happy for you. Hope this doesn't turn you into a meek and mild old koot.

    Sending big hugs and prayers,

    Debbie
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    Congrats!
    So very glad that you are up and around and able to sweet talk the nurses into sharing their system so you could let us know how you are doing.

    Take it easy on the reconnect...save the double and fries for a little later.

    Santa came early to Kerry and instead of leaving a gift, he took away the bag!

    Continued speedy recovery and happy throne sitting to you!

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028

    Awesome Kerry!
    Awesome Kerry,



    So very happy for you. Hope this doesn't turn you into a meek and mild old koot.

    Sending big hugs and prayers,

    Debbie

    Now, Debbie....
    We have coots (the bird...lol) in The Netherlands...and they are about the most fearless bird I've ever seen....PLUS, in the dead of winter, they dive UNDER the ice to find food!!!

    ROFLMAO!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
    Congratulations
    So glad that everything seems to have went as planned and you are back to bagless and a pooper again. Good luck on your recovery and hoping that you have a speedy one.

    Kim
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    congratulations Kerry!
    congratulations Kerry!
    Just for you. Make sure to push it to go home. It's got magical powers like Dorothy's ruby red slippers


    F A R T
  • Lori-S said:

    congratulations Kerry!
    congratulations Kerry!
    Just for you. Make sure to push it to go home. It's got magical powers like Dorothy's ruby red slippers


    F A R T

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  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    Congrats Kerry!
    I'm so glad all went well!

    all the best, Leslie
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    Congratulations
    Now you get to complain about the toilet seats,and enjoy sitting on one,wait untill you get to fart,and all the other good things.
  • mommyof2kds
    mommyof2kds Member Posts: 519
    karguy said:

    Congratulations
    Now you get to complain about the toilet seats,and enjoy sitting on one,wait untill you get to fart,and all the other good things.

    Yeh,,, such a good feeling.
    Yeh,,, such a good feeling. Just remember don't trust a fart... LOL..
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Hun
    Just keep on being you, bag or no bag, I love the heck out of you.
    Winter Marie
    P.S. Congrats on losing the bag.
  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238
    Northern Ultra
    Yay for you.... hope you get to go home soon....but please be careful about the food you eat, it can be a little rough on the system at first.

    Gail

    P.S. I like Northern Ultra :)
  • ktlcs
    ktlcs Member Posts: 358
    plh4gail said:

    Northern Ultra
    Yay for you.... hope you get to go home soon....but please be careful about the food you eat, it can be a little rough on the system at first.

    Gail

    P.S. I like Northern Ultra :)

    Good for you
    Glad you are doing so well and rid of the damn bag! Keep up the fight, sounds to me like you're winning!

    Kathy

    PS I agree with Gail, Northern Ultra is the best! :)
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030
    ktlcs said:

    Good for you
    Glad you are doing so well and rid of the damn bag! Keep up the fight, sounds to me like you're winning!

    Kathy

    PS I agree with Gail, Northern Ultra is the best! :)

    Ah, Spray please!
    lol...great news!
  • jararno
    jararno Member Posts: 186
    Blame the Dog!
    It always helps to have a dog nearby to "blame". Unfortunately my dog never farts!!

    Congratulations on losing the bag! Hope you are home soon!

    Take Care,

    Barb
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Kerry:
    Happy Farting and Pooping!

    Now stop flirting with the nurses and get back in bed, we all know how you take a shine to nurses!

    Tina
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408
    geotina said:

    Kerry:
    Happy Farting and Pooping!

    Now stop flirting with the nurses and get back in bed, we all know how you take a shine to nurses!

    Tina

    glad it went well
    Kerry,

    I'm very happy that the reversal went so well. Is it common for such a short stay after a reversal? I need to start working on getting mine reversed as well. Also did they do it laproscopically, or did they open up your belly? Sorry for so many questions, I'm glad you are up and about and doing well. And definety watch out for them farts, I hear they can be a little tricky at first.

    Don
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    coolvdub said:

    glad it went well
    Kerry,

    I'm very happy that the reversal went so well. Is it common for such a short stay after a reversal? I need to start working on getting mine reversed as well. Also did they do it laproscopically, or did they open up your belly? Sorry for so many questions, I'm glad you are up and about and doing well. And definety watch out for them farts, I hear they can be a little tricky at first.

    Don

    I was in for 2 days with my
    I was in for 2 days with my reversal, and they just cut around the stoma, repair and rejoin, I had an open wound where they did it as this is a dirty site because of the bowels. But I had to keep a bandage covering it for about a month and went about my business.
  • mukamom
    mukamom Member Posts: 402
    coolvdub said:

    glad it went well
    Kerry,

    I'm very happy that the reversal went so well. Is it common for such a short stay after a reversal? I need to start working on getting mine reversed as well. Also did they do it laproscopically, or did they open up your belly? Sorry for so many questions, I'm glad you are up and about and doing well. And definety watch out for them farts, I hear they can be a little tricky at first.

    Don

    Glad it went so
    well and you are on your feet. You'll be chopping wood in no time! Congratulations

    Angela
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    coolvdub said:

    glad it went well
    Kerry,

    I'm very happy that the reversal went so well. Is it common for such a short stay after a reversal? I need to start working on getting mine reversed as well. Also did they do it laproscopically, or did they open up your belly? Sorry for so many questions, I'm glad you are up and about and doing well. And definety watch out for them farts, I hear they can be a little tricky at first.

    Don

    Don
    I know for me that mine will have to be an open surgery. My resections were open surgery and I now have hernia and adhesion problems that have to be addressed. I also have an end colostomy instead of a loop. The loops are much easier to reverse as it can all be done right at/inside the stoma site with just a few stitches to close things up.
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    Lori-S said:

    Don
    I know for me that mine will have to be an open surgery. My resections were open surgery and I now have hernia and adhesion problems that have to be addressed. I also have an end colostomy instead of a loop. The loops are much easier to reverse as it can all be done right at/inside the stoma site with just a few stitches to close things up.

    make sure you ask about them
    make sure you ask about them meshing your abdomen to prevent any hernia's. My hernia surgery tis coming Thursday may entail them opening me up the same as the resection. Now if they had done this from the get go, I would not be having to deal with this again.

    Kathy
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Lori-S said:

    congratulations Kerry!
    congratulations Kerry!
    Just for you. Make sure to push it to go home. It's got magical powers like Dorothy's ruby red slippers


    F A R T

    I Don't mean to steal your "Thunder" Lori

    Press and Let 'er Rip!




    M E G A - F A R T

  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Lori-S said:

    Don
    I know for me that mine will have to be an open surgery. My resections were open surgery and I now have hernia and adhesion problems that have to be addressed. I also have an end colostomy instead of a loop. The loops are much easier to reverse as it can all be done right at/inside the stoma site with just a few stitches to close things up.

    Mesh/mush

    Re mesh:
    "Now if they had done this from the get go, I would not
    be having to deal with this again."


    Naww.... They put mesh in me after the re-op (a week+ after the
    initial surgery), and I ended up with adhesions and hernias anyway.

    There's just "so much" you can play with, before mom nature
    shows you a thing or two.

    Hey..... Please, keep in mind, that surgery to fix an adhesion
    or a hernia usually results in more adhesions and hernias. If you
    can avoid the surgery, avoid it. Ask about Laparoscopic surgery,
    it might be better, even if only a small margin.

    Keep healthy thoughts.

    John
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    wow, congrats!
    I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to wander down to the nurse's station and give us an update! I pray your healing goes quickly and retraining your bowels goes well.
    mary
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408
    Lori-S said:

    Don
    I know for me that mine will have to be an open surgery. My resections were open surgery and I now have hernia and adhesion problems that have to be addressed. I also have an end colostomy instead of a loop. The loops are much easier to reverse as it can all be done right at/inside the stoma site with just a few stitches to close things up.

    Not trying to jack Kerrys thread
    Hi Lori,

    You and I are in the same boat so to speak, mine is an end diversion colostomy. I really need to speak with the surgeon and find out what my reversal will entail as far as what procedure and how much healing time off work.

    Don
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    coolvdub said:

    Not trying to jack Kerrys thread
    Hi Lori,

    You and I are in the same boat so to speak, mine is an end diversion colostomy. I really need to speak with the surgeon and find out what my reversal will entail as far as what procedure and how much healing time off work.

    Don

    Yeah Don
    I was told the the end diversion is a bit more of a surgery than the loop. UGH, just what I wanted to hear. I'm looking at getting it done as soon as I finish my 12 rounds of FOLFOX. That puts it somewhere in the April to May time zone. Let me know what goes on with you.