It’s been almost four days since the operation and things are ever so slightly becoming more tolerable. I’m still spending the majority of the day in bed, partly because it’s still uncomfortable to sit and because it’s quite exhausting moving around. I’m trying to only think off right now and the small victories such as being able to walk a little, go to the toilet and become more independent.

When you are stuck in hospital for many days every minute seems to take an age and you are expecting and wanting to improve as each day progresses. In reality, you are only improving ever so slightly each day. 

The night was a little more tolerable and by the end of the night I had finally progressed to being able to lay on my side. I think part of the problem is being bloated from needing to go to the toilet but not knowing that I need to go to the toilet. Must have to go to toilet more frequently, getting up on my feet will do me good. 

I’m trying not to think too far into the future because how I’m feeling right now is not how I’m going to feel in 1 or 2 month’s time when I know things will be much better.

Where’s The Poop

After four days there’s still no sign of poop! I’m still getting a bit of wind but all the food I’ve eaten so far is nowhere to be seen. I’m hoping that it makes an appearance soon as going home depends on it.

Steven Watch

Steven made an early appearance yesterday morning arriving way before official visiting hours. He did make another appearance during official visiting hours but went to another window! We’re over Steven! 

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Diagnosed with IBD in 2002, I have experienced the usual ups and downs of having a chronic disease and tried numerous medications but the time finally came in 2018 to elect to have surgery to improve my life.

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