Thursday, February 24, 2011
Just peeking in
At 3:00 pm today my surgeon discharged me from the hospital. This was my 9th day in that hospital room. Nine scary - exhausting - draining days.
My blood results show all my levels are close to normal - some are back to normal - like the important ones - white blood count - others are close to normal.
I have promised to eat - high calorie content. (First time in my life I must eat high calories!!!) I am probably at my ideal weight level (for the first time in 30 years!!!) - BUT - this is not my recommended way to lose weight !!! And I lost it all over a 4 week period.
On the down side I still have a health issue. This is where it gets complicated to explain... and to understand (for me) actually. This 'health issue' has absolutely nothing to do with my surgery, It was a problem with no symptoms that has been developing for god only knows how long and picked 4 days after my surgery to go "viral". The easiest way to put it I have an abscess in my colon. Nine days ago the CT scan showed a "mass" in my colon - very scary news!!! But after 2 days of mega doses of antibiotics the CT scan was repeated and showed the mass had shrunken considerably.
So besides tests and procedures that were unpleasant and painful - my body is now dealing with all the yucky side effects of 9 days of mega doses of these antibiotics. I am hoping - as is my doctor - that now I am off the meds and home and eating that my general health will improve.
I get tired quickly - like just coming home was exhausting. So for the next little while I will be taking it easy - pampering myself - and dreaming up all sorts of high calorie meals!!! Thank you to all of you who sent Sir emails - left comments and held me close in your thoughts.
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