i won't keep you but wanted to update ya'll that i am home...AGAIN!
i am hanging in there much like this little leaf dancing above me today. i got myself off the couch just long enough to step outside with the camera. the air had that campfire fall smell to it. i wanted to be a part of it if even for a few minutes. which is about all i have up and around these last few days before i am sitting..or laying down again.
the last surgery was hard.
this surgery has been harder.
i came home for the second time yesterday afternoon after another 5 day stay. i have been in the hospital almost two weeks except for the two days i came home after the surgery before going back to the hospital by ambulance due to a blockage. they shipped another 18 signs out this last saturday. i will have carissa come next week and she will get started on the rest of the orders.
please give me another week to just be and get a little stronger. i can't eat food yet. i was just cleared for a full liquid diet friday. it has been over two weeks since i have eaten....i watch the food network all day. weird right?
pray for no more blockages and for my diet to be able to advance to soft foods
jpouch surgery is where they take the small intestine and form a rectum. my old stoma is gone and now there are two pieces of intestine where there used to be one. this is only temporary.
in 10 weeks i will be able to have the last surgery called the "takedown" where they hook up the two pieces and tuck it in and close up the hole where the bag was. i will never " go " like normal but with some months of healing and training i will be able to at least eat salads and veggies and all the foods i love and have missed! i am keeping my eye on the prize
thank you for all the cards and gifts...the blanket is like a piece of your love wrapping around me. God's arms loving me through others
i'm so grateful....xotiff