Recovering from low anterior resection
Hi all. Just thought I'd update that my surgery went well on Friday and they managed to do it without a stoma. My gosh I had not quite anticipated major surgery and the 1st day recovery was very rough. But I quickly improved. I am now day 3 post surgery and they want to send me home if my bloods come back OK. I am delighted to be able to go home, but I am also terrified. I can barely walk any distance or stand for long due to the pain. I can hardly eat anything and feel bloated and nausea. I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and worry I'll get some kind of complication at home! But I DO want to go home. I plan to day with my parents for a few days to properly rest and be looked after. I dont think I could cope with thr kids just yet even though I miss them dearly. Any advise on what to expect or what to ask before I'm discharged? Also, for those of you who didn't have a stoma, any advise on that first poo? I've passed wind so far so surgeon happy with that.