I never kept track of the time-line of my ordeal, but roughly; I had my Gall Bladder taken out the year before it became common practice to suck it out through a tiny hole.
My first abdominal surgery, I was so massively infected that they took out my descending colon leaving me with a reversible colostomy for a year while the infection was brought under control.
The second surgery was to reverse the colostomy and hook up my original plumbing (sans 2 feet of colon)
The third was to remove a precancerous lesion that was detected while running tests following my stroke.** Although it was fortuitous that they found the lesion before it developed and spread (like yours did) but not so lucky in that I woke up without a large intestine altogether.
Like you, I have all the plumbing... I just don't get much warning between the first urge and oops!
** the reason almost nobody here knew about the stroke & subsequent tests & surgery and 2 Years of rehabilitation (following the surgical wound that failed to heal FOR A YEAR) was that I had the stroke during the last few days I was "here" then the tests under the influence of Prednisone that lead to me to getting banned for 2 years, ...until my recent return.
(I require pre-treatment with Prednisone & Benadryl prior to a CAT-Scan because I'm fatally allergic to the Contrast Dye. (Anaphylactic Shock) )
_________________________ . "...or am I a butterfly dreaming she's a woman?"
You certainly have been through hell. So glad you are still with us.
During that first year, after my Colon resection. Four hours after the doc removed my staples, my abdomine split back open. So they bound me together until I healed back up. For 143 days straight during 2009 I went daily to the hospital to have my dressing changed. Plus going through chemo and radiation.
The things we do to stay alive
And I dealt with some wonderful health care Workers.
There are 10 kinds of people. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
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