last night with the old bag UPDATE1 post op infection UPDATE2 getting better feeling good UPDATE3 fe

pete43lost_at_sea
pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
edited May 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Of course I am not talking about my lovelly wife.

I am the first patient on the day surgery list today, need to be at the hospital 6.45am.

I am going to miss you old bag, its been so much fun.

Just when I'd forget you you would find a way to remind you are there and you care.

By bursting or sprining a little leak. Even last night out to dinner after swimming my 50 laps, well the glue almost made it. Lucky it was not a classy restaurant.

Will be away for a week or so. wish me luck for the triffeca.

1. bag off stoma reversal
2. Port out
3. colonoscopy

The colonoscopy is the one I am a little nervous about. But I will find out tomorrow.

The port out is just so fantastic, its never going to come back I pray.

See ya all in a week!!! I have told my friends I am doing an advanced toilet training seminar. They got the message I think.

Hope its a great week for us all.

hugs,

Pete

UPDATE
pooing ok been 20 in 12 hours but all good.had some porridge and then soup for lunch.
going well, thanks for kind thoughts

my temp has climbed all day to 39 and just sits their
would site is redish and tender.
keeping fingers crossed. enjoyed ovelly dinner of pumkin soup with chicken and mashed potatoes and carrots. and a sponge. given up on diet and just trying fed body to aide recovery.
UPDATE2
dressing changed, big oz blood and gunk. not smelling bad so maybe clear.
UPDATE4
feeling best yet but temp is still yoyo
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  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238
    Pete you are funny! Good
    Pete you are funny! Good luck with your trifecta! I just know you will do great! I will be looking for you in about a week to see how everything went. The potty training may take a while so don't be impatient. lol

    Love and hugs, Gail
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    plh4gail said:

    Pete you are funny! Good
    Pete you are funny! Good luck with your trifecta! I just know you will do great! I will be looking for you in about a week to see how everything went. The potty training may take a while so don't be impatient. lol

    Love and hugs, Gail

    Hugs Pete I wish you the best ! see you very soon!
    I'll try to keep the walking post up!.
    Hugs!
  • jjaj133
    jjaj133 Member Posts: 867
    Good Luck, and I know you
    Good Luck, and I know you will be very quick to potty train again. It's like riding a bike, ya just sit down and go. muhahahahha
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    pepebcn said:

    Hugs Pete I wish you the best ! see you very soon!
    I'll try to keep the walking post up!.
    Hugs!

    Lots of luck and hugs this
    Lots of luck and hugs this week, I'm sure you will do well!!
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    Yay!
    Hi Pete,

    Hoping and praying all goes well for you with the reversal surgery/bag takedown. It will be a process to get your body used to working the right way again, I hear, but I know you will tackle it well. What a great milestone!
    Let us know how it goes, of course.

    Cheers,
    Lisa
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Pete
    The very best of luck, Pete:)

    Hopefully, this will be a memory when all is said and done.

    -Craig
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    Sundanceh said:

    Pete
    The very best of luck, Pete:)

    Hopefully, this will be a memory when all is said and done.

    -Craig

    My best to you..........
    Like Sundance says, hopefully it will be a bad memory forgotten soon.........buzz
  • Lilmiss82
    Lilmiss82 Member Posts: 257
    Buzzard said:

    My best to you..........
    Like Sundance says, hopefully it will be a bad memory forgotten soon.........buzz

    That's so funny...
    Well the title of your post that is. I really thought at first you were referring to your significant other. HA HA !! Sending you my best and a speedy recovery:)
  • Scambuster
    Scambuster Member Posts: 973
    Lilmiss82 said:

    That's so funny...
    Well the title of your post that is. I really thought at first you were referring to your significant other. HA HA !! Sending you my best and a speedy recovery:)

    Deported
    Great news Pete,

    Now please follow up with more good news and wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Scam
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Surgery
    Just want to wish you the best of luck on your surgery and your other procedures. Take time to heal yourself and come back when you are able and let us know how you are feeling. Best to you.

    Kim
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Surgery
    Just want to wish you the best of luck on your surgery and your other procedures. Take time to heal yourself and come back when you are able and let us know how you are feeling. Best to you.

    Kim
  • AncientTiger
    AncientTiger Member Posts: 130
    It's a helluva feeling
    To spend your last night with that darned bag.... I remember MINE... the seal broke about 3 o'clock in the morning, but walking into the bathroom to clean myself up I had a smile on my face, mumbling to myself, "I don't matter b%$$#h, you're going away in a matter of hours anyways"

    It's gonna hurt Pete, but it's WELL worth it, in my opinion at least :D
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    Trifecta
    Good luck on your trifecta!! Just have patience with your body.
    I'm sure everything will be great, we'll be thinking about you.
    Winter Marie
  • daBeachBum
    daBeachBum Member Posts: 164
    That is great news!
    Pete,

    That is great news! I hope that everything goes smoothly for you and that your recovery is quick and easy!

    Ray
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Pete -

    Re:
    "last night with the old bag"

    I saw your title and immediately thought;
    Damn, I didn't even suspect you were seeing my sister-in-law!

    Hope everything goes to plan!!

    Best wishes,

    John
  • SisterSledge
    SisterSledge Member Posts: 332
    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
    Pete,
    I can't wait for you to get back here with stories of your successful trifecta :)
    Janine
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    the quiet before the storm
    hi everyone.

    So far so good. Touch wood(tapping my head)

    The net on my phone is great. I stayed away from you guys as long as i could about a day.
    Been drifting in and out of sleep.

    Been resting. Messaging. Had some visitors and calls.

    Just got my first morphine injection. No pain now. But its not been to bad at all.
    Early days but no big reopen just all done through stoma hole.

    Been patched up with collagen.

    My port is gone. So is the bag.

    The best news is the coloscopy was clear.

    The nurses here all remembered me from october 2010. Been absolutely spoilt.
    Saint vincents in sydney seems to me to be staffed by angels.
    And mostly sexy angels at that.

    Bp preop 120/82 postop 90/49 now its climbed over the arvo
    to 112/72. Interesting watching my body comeback to life.

    Just had my first hit morphine and am about to try to walk.
    Ancienttiger you are right about the pain ouch!

    Still no breeze in here. Waiting for a good breeze before i can go sailing.

    Dinner smelt lovelly but i could not touch. Waiting for the wind to really pickup.
    Need a weather change downunder.

    Yipee and thankyou god.

    Thanks for the kind thoughts.
    Hugs
    pete
  • the quiet before the storm
    hi everyone.

    So far so good. Touch wood(tapping my head)

    The net on my phone is great. I stayed away from you guys as long as i could about a day.
    Been drifting in and out of sleep.

    Been resting. Messaging. Had some visitors and calls.

    Just got my first morphine injection. No pain now. But its not been to bad at all.
    Early days but no big reopen just all done through stoma hole.

    Been patched up with collagen.

    My port is gone. So is the bag.

    The best news is the coloscopy was clear.

    The nurses here all remembered me from october 2010. Been absolutely spoilt.
    Saint vincents in sydney seems to me to be staffed by angels.
    And mostly sexy angels at that.

    Bp preop 120/82 postop 90/49 now its climbed over the arvo
    to 112/72. Interesting watching my body comeback to life.

    Just had my first hit morphine and am about to try to walk.
    Ancienttiger you are right about the pain ouch!

    Still no breeze in here. Waiting for a good breeze before i can go sailing.

    Dinner smelt lovelly but i could not touch. Waiting for the wind to really pickup.
    Need a weather change downunder.

    Yipee and thankyou god.

    Thanks for the kind thoughts.
    Hugs
    pete

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  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
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    thanks graciedarren gold
    thanks gracie

    darren gold wonder surgeon popped in to admire his handy work.
    Probably no food for 2 to 3 days. No point rush goto let intestine heal.
    peristalsis has to happen in its own time after intestine nerve damage settles down . our bodies ar marvellous.

    No appetite either but the food smells good. This saint vincent hospital has great food. It bugs me that everytime i stay i cannot eat. The joys of colorectal cancer.
    Ha ha ha

    lots of friends big surgery, not to many this time around, glad i can post and read.

    took 30 hours for bp to stablise and for pulse to go from 45 to 85.

    thanks for the kind wishes.
    Hugs
    pete
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    plh4gail said:

    Pete you are funny! Good
    Pete you are funny! Good luck with your trifecta! I just know you will do great! I will be looking for you in about a week to see how everything went. The potty training may take a while so don't be impatient. lol

    Love and hugs, Gail

    thanks gail for the kind
    thanks gail for the kind word
    love pete