I recently underwent an operation to remove part of my lower bowel. I would like to share with you some of my experiences following the operation to remove Bowel Cancer.
The reason that I am doing this is that I found that I wasn’t given much guidance about what to expect following the operation. Many people’s experiences will be quite different to mine but from my perspective I couldn’t really get a clear picture of what to expect and how to manage my own experiences. This may be helpful to others who maybe experience similar symptoms to my own.
I will say in their defence that the hospital and the surgeon and the nursing team did a marvellous job and I have no complaints and only admiration for what they did but after the operation and initial recovery from the effects if thd operation then things got a bit loose and vague. I was discharged and expected to make a recovery. However this journey to recovery was not, in my case, straightforward and not quite as easy as I had been led to believe.