Went into surgery on Friday morning. Was put under at 9am. Operation lasted 7 hours – significantly longer than expected. As expected, the surgery was “open”. I don’t remember much about Friday beyond my wife telling me that it went well, and that I have a temporary ileostomy.
Have spent the last 44 hours in the high care unit, and am now just about able to use the Aspire. Hard to believe how exhausted I am. I can barely get out of bed, even with assistance.
My consultant tells me that the operation went very well, and that he got a good margin around the tumour. Now just a matter of waiting for the pathology results on the tumour and surrounding tissues to know if I will also need chemotherapy. Apart from a couple of little set backs, which are not unusual in someone in my situation, the nursing staff tell me I am making excellent progress. They are talking about moving me to a normal ward soon, though I will be surprised if that happens today.
Thanks for all the good wishes. Look forward to seeing you all soon.