Hope you are all doing well , I've had my ovarian debulking surgery on the 25th Sept, I walked down to theatre not worried about anything even joked with the anaesthetist about having bottles of vodka hiding in his canisters for later.When I came round WOW !!!!I felt like a lorry had drove through my tummy. There had been complications during surgery, the tumour weighed a stone and half and was the size of a small caser 3.5 litres of fluid had to be drained from it to be able to start removing it. Whilst carrying it around all this time it had crushed the urethra tract (which is the pipe that carries unwanted toxins and waste that have been turned into urine from your kidney to your bladder) and caused damage to my bladder I had to undergo reconstructive surgery to make a new pipe with stent inserted and entrances to kidney and bladder. My large bowel had been severely crushed and the surgeon said it took a lot of time and patience to try to straighten this out luckily enough I did not end up with a colostrum bag. i was kept on a catheter for 6 days to see if the urethra tract had worked and was told that i may have to wear one for the rest of my life if it doesn't work. Lucky for me all is going well catheter was taken out and I am peeing on my own all seems well. Wont get all clear till have another CT scan to check how it is holding up. My scar was stitched from inside so no staples thank god and was only cut from belly button down . I've had allergic reaction to the painkillers so am just on paracetamol and ibuprofen which are not brill at killing the pain but help. I was in hospital for a total of 7 days . The ward I was on was staffed by very friendly helpful nurses who were very kind and nothing was too much trouble for them .My Surgeon has said 99% certain its not cancer but wont know for definite till biopsy results come through next week she will call me directly . I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping she is right .
In the meantime I'm resting and resting and resting! I have plenty to keep me busy and family support . I am having a lot of problems with opening my bowels ie, pain when going due to constipation I have movicol the district nurse has given me . Is the pain normal ? I have felt quite poorly since coming home but the district nurse assured me it will pass and most of the spaced out feeling was due to the painkillers I was on were not agreeing with me.
I am only eating soft mushy foods and soups now and fruit as cant take the pain when having a bowel motion . Could some one let me know if this is normal and how long does this go on for ? Also did anyone have a numb feeling at base of back going onto top of buttocks ?I can not feel this area feels like a bruised tingling sensation , again district nurse has looked at this and said could be due to surgery and might be internal bruising. My tummy is turning all shades of blues purples yellows and greens and is itchy so I guess this is a good sign .
I would just like to thank you for all your kind wishes before I went in for surgery and even though I'm still not feeling great I'm sure will start to feel better as the weeks go on. I will let you all know the results when I receive them .
My biggest soft hugs to you all love and best wishes lena XXXXXXXXXXXXXX :))