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Redundant Colon Gone

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by DSRIGGS, Nov 8, 2017.

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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    This is a post I made in Dr K FB group so just basicly copied to here.

    I had my post surgical follow up with Dr K this morning and I am now released back into the world. Dr k said he saw the preliminary pathology report and he removed either 46 or 49 CM (18 or 19 inches) of redundant sigmoid colon. That means that I probably lost about 30% of my colon. He also showed me how he did a side to side anastomosis and we chatted for a while.

    I told Donni in another post that I am feeling better after this surgery than any I can remember after any other surgery. I have roughly a 3 inch bikini line cut which he used to pull my colon out so that area a few inches around the incision, which got beat up a bit, is sore. Everything else is good. Getting up from a flat or sitting position is the hardest/most painful time but I am managing very well.

    I am being very carb and fiber restrictive now so I don't bloat and blow the suture line, but other than that I am eating normal DS foods
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    At this point where naturally I am not fully healed and back to "normal" yet, I am very hopeful that this was exactly what I needed to get back to a normal life. Too early to tell but I feel like this worked so I am quite happy with the result and as always I am eternally grateful to Dr K.


    BTW, a picture of my ugly old man ass and my lovely wife Dianna at the Santa Monica Pier yesterday after having lunch at The Reel Inn (fantastic, no frills seafood on the PCH in Malibu). This picture doesn't do her justice because I definitely married up.

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    Thanks for all your support this last 1.5 years!
     
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    Duckman

    Duckman Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Here's to good health!
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Glad you are heading home...take it easy while healing and then full steam ahead!
     
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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    Thanks Duckman and Liz
     
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    Larra

    Larra Well-Known Member

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    So glad you're doing well, and that you'll still be able to rock your bikini.
     
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    Munchkin

    Munchkin Full of Fairy Dust

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    Fingers crossed for you!!!
     
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    k9ophile

    k9ophile Well-Known Member

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    Happy to hear that you're doing well.

    (BTW, ALL men marry up!:ssm:)
     
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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    Hopefully you can get that image out of your head. .

    Thanks Larra
     
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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    Which means all women marry down.
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    Well done! :) Heal swiftly.
     
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    k9ophile

    k9ophile Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but my DH is so cute!

    I just couldn't help myself as Scott set himself up for my smartass reply. In reality, I married an equal. Scott did as well as I'm sure you did. You've posted enough about your spouses to let me know yours are long and supportive marriages.
     
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    JackieOnLine

    JackieOnLine Moderator Staff Member

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    and you both look good :thumbup:
     
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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    DSRIGGS

    DSRIGGS Yes, that is chocolate covered bacon

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    Thanks Hil....I am trying but man I have been sore the last two days. Just the incision area healing and tightening up but I hurt worse today than I did just a few days after surgery.
     

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