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.  

11 comments:

Sir said...

Welcome home :-))

kaya said...

Good to hear from you. I sent much good juju your way. :-)

~kaya

Anonymous said...

please take care of yourself and so glad you are home!

starla

KellyRed said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. Welcome back.

fe said...

Yay at being home and the daydreaming stuff. I'm with kaya. Lotsa good juju. Get better soon!

swan said...

I am so glad you are home. We'll keep checking in and hoping that all the scary bits resolve themselves soon.

Hugs, swan

Hisflower said...

glad you are home! i recommend ice cream with lots of chocolatey toppings... oh! and whipped cream on top!!
hugs~

BlazngScarlet said...

Oh honey! I am sooooo happy that you're home, and that you're on the mend.
Rest, relax and eat all kinds of yummy food.

You have been missed .... a lot.

Buffalo said...

Positive news. That's a really good thing.

saffy said...

i am so glad you are back home, the good news was just what i needed this morning. i will look forward to telling Master when He wakes.
Please say a big thanks to your One for His reports, and both of you enjoy your getting better time.
ps i find natural live yoghurt helps when i have had antibiotics.
biggest hugs
saffy

anna said...

So glad you're back home and on the mend. Sending you get-well-soon vibes.