Absolutely, I'm glad I could help someone else. I am going to try some wet wipes and see how that helps. I'm just going to try getting myself to go to the bathroom immediately before I shower and have a dressing change. I also think it's going to be a more regular thing now that I got the first one out of the way. Almost an entire week is a long time to not have a BM, especially with all those drugs in your system. I have the ability to take off work for at least another couple weeks if I need it because I went almost a year and a half without really taking any days off or using any sick days, and my vacation was already planned for after the surgery. I'm going to try sitting more today, but I think it could be possible to return to work at least part-time if you're not as lucky getting time off work. As far as the dressing changes, I wouldn't say it's impossible to do them on your own, but it would be fairly difficult. If it's an option, I would see about the possibility of hiring a home health nurse who can do the last round of dressing changes after your original help leaves. You should only have to do the dressing changes at home for about 2 weeks until your next follow-up.