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5 weeks; Post OP: Back to irrigating..yeah!

5 weeks; Post OP: Back to irrigating..yeah!

I have had to take a break from irrigating since surgery on January 10th. Irrigation is a bit of a lost art, many WOCN’s don’t even mention that colostomates (not illies) with a healthy colon can flush our colons daily to eliminate unexpected bowel movements between irrigations. So glad to get back to my routine. … Continue reading

30 Days: Post Op and doing great!

30 Days: Post Op and doing great!

30 Days Post Op and feeling great! No more infection since the stints were removed a week ago. Urine has been clear, so switched to opaque urostomy pouch today. Don’t want to see my pee or pooh. Got a great pair of suspenders that allow me to wear my jeans comfortably. They attach at the … Continue reading

Day 15 Post-op: Infection and playing pool

Day 15 Post-op: Infection and playing pool

  Woke up yesterday with a stabbing pain in my back. My nurse, JT from Barton Home Health, came to the house and collected a urine sample and blood. Blood showed infection, but urine was inconclusive. On Keflex (antibiotic) and feeling much better. Went out for lunch with Tricia, Peggy and Earl and played some … Continue reading