Wellness during and after treatment

hedonto

worried about operation.

recently diagnosed with bowel cancer and need robotic rectal surgery. after this will need a permanent stoma bag. I am told I will be in the operating theatre virtually all day so it sounds a big op. find myself worrying about the operation itself and the chances of coming through it. has anyone had similar?

KatieR

Hello @hedonto John walked down for his op ( APR/ ELAP) at 9:30 am and our Specialist Surgeon actually rang me from the theatre at 7pm to say the operation was done John was very well heading for the recovery room He was well sedated and had an epidural in I went straight down to see him He was in the HDU Awake and hungry ! I only sat with him a short while as he was very well sedated Sleepy and not in any pain at all
He recovered very quickly ...he did eat too much before his bowel had reawakened so he was sick
As everyone on here advises us to get up and walking about as soon as possible....so as soon as his morphine pump was removed I got him up and we walked up and down the corridor
He was home within the week and he was told not to sit on his bottom.... so he could walk or lie on his side His bottom still is uncomfortable if he sits for too long
It is a challenge to put yourself totally into someone elses care ....but these Specialists are very experienced They train for many extra years to become experts in Colo-Rectal Surgery
You will never be in safer hands ..So just relax and enjoy the rest you will be fine
Cath :x::x:

hedonto

@KatieR many thanks for the message. starting to feel a bit more confident about the op. :x::x:

KatieR

Glad to hear that @hedonto ..Everything about our journey is frightening...
We have been told the cancer is all gone and still we worry about the future
Cancer definitely gives your confidence a massive bashing
I Thank God every day that I found this wonderful forum .....when you are stumbling about in the miserable darkness they pick you up and turn on the light
Cath :x::x:

hedonto

just 3 days now till my operation and while im still anxious about it I feel a a bit more confident due to the messages of support ive had on here. really just want to get onto it now and then hopefully get on the road to recovery. thanks to everyone.

greyhound gal

No ‘hopefully’ about your recovery @hedonto! Positive thoughts!! Lol
Wendy :x::x:

hedonto

@greyhound gal thanks wendy, positive thoughts it is. :x:

Gypsy

You really will be ok @hedonto and although you might feel a bit shot at to begin with, you will recover. Will be thinking of you! :x::x:

hedonto

@Gypsy. thanks for your words of support. :x:

lola14

@hedonto good luck with the operation, you will recover well. I had APR and was home quicker than I thought. We are all here for you. X Linda

cyclingjohnny

Wishing you all the best with the op and a speedy recovery, all the best. John.

island girl

@hedonto good luck with your op, you’ll be just fine. As for recovery take one day at a time. :x::x:

hedonto

@lola14 thanks for your support linda. :x:

hedonto

Hi mark’s @hedonto wife here. Mark was so grateful for the messages of support which made him feel better about his op that I know he would want to let you know that his op went well yesterday. It’s early days but he is so relieved it’s over I think he is ready to face anything in his recovery. Thanks to you all :x:

annie50C

Wonderful the op over @hedonto give him our best wishes and hope on the way to a full recovery xxx Annie :x::x::x:

island girl

@hedonto best wishes to you both, good he’s sounding positive, he will feel better day by day,big hugs 🤗 here’s to a speedy recovery. Please take care of yourself as well. :x::x:

determinedjoan

V well done 👍 guys ! Wishing Mark a steady & full recovery & both of u rest, recuperation & relaxation :x:

bettebette

Good news @hedonto and your wife. Best wishes for a good recovery :x::x:

greyhound gal

That’s really good news Mrs and @hedonto! Take it easy but keep moving!
Best wishes, Wendy :x::x: