When I woke up in pain after the procedure I knew that it must have worked - and it did :-). The new stoma is quite low, lower than I was expecting, might cause problems with wearing jeans at first, but I am sure I will get used to it.
I am still in hospital, haven't needed IV pain meds in 7 hours, haven't taken any oral pain meds either. Yes it hurts, especially when I move in bed, try to sit up or walk to the bathroom. But this nothing that I can't deal with.
I am simply happy that it all worked out in the end.
Thanks to everyone who thought of me today and wished me well.