The surgery had a few problems at the start and I was required to have a second surgery. I am now over this and am on the road to recovery. I am back at work part time until I am over the actual surgery, there are no problems now with the actual operation side of things and everything it was planned to do has been achieved. I am looking forward to being able to get back into my exercise.
I have a few scars about 5cm each one up and one down from my belly button and 3 others on my stomach area that are only about 2cm each. I'm not too concerned about these.
The result was that 1/3 of my total intestines has now been removed and I only have a small section of my large intestine remaining. None of my small intestine was removed.
I lost some weight due to this surgery but it would be mainly the weight that I carried around with me due to the blockages and bloating that I constantly had prior to surgery. I will be able to give you a more realistic comparison when I'm back exercising again as I will have lost some of my muscle tissue over the past 6 weeks also.
Thank you to those who visited me in hospital and have sent me messages since. I can't wait to be up and running without having to "take it slow" all the time. Slow is not really my personality!!
Fit 4 Consumption
Hamilton, New Zealand