Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy) - TrooperLuke

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer. Posted on February 24, 2013 View this journey (3 Experiences)

Dr. Andrew Richards, my colon surgeon, did a fantastic job. I was lucky in that the colon tumor was easily operable. I did not need a colostomy. I did have a Foley catheter for about two weeks: the colon had impinged the bladder and the bladder required resection. I also had to do deal with a Jackson-Pratt drain. This is a bulb using simple suction that drains the blood and liquids that accumulate after a colon or lower GI resection. They were removed two weeks after the surgery. While the Foley wasn't too bad coming out, the JP drain was very painful, but only for a very short time. The incision was bothersome because it was located in such a way that my pant's belt lay directly over it. It took almost two months for that irritation to pass.

Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree

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