Monthly Archives: June 2011

Little Things

Some folks from UCSF’s Spiritual Care Services just came in to check on me and offered to sing me a song. I took them up on their offer (something from Les Mis), and it was really, really nice.

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First Rough Night – Update

Since Monday, all had been going swimmingly. Really, it had been too good to be true, and I was always left wondering when the badness would hit. Last night, I received my answer. The difficulty began with my first solo … Continue reading

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First Rough Night

But I survived. More when I’m feeling better.

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Changing My Stoma Bag

Going into my surgery, the ileostomy was by far the scariest/least comfortable part about the whole deal. In many ways, it still is. But it’s not as bad as I feared it would be. For whatever reason, it’s just not … Continue reading

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Video: Post-Op Day 2

Not sure why, but uploading this video has caused me fits.  But here’s the whole thing — with some audio and video glitches.

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Slow and Steady

I slept really well last night. So well that I didn’t click my morphine button for a few hours and woke up in A LOT of pain. Fifteen minutes and a few clicks later, and all was well. I’m settling … Continue reading

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Support

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Video: Post-Op Day 1

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Video: Four Hours After Surgery

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In recovery

Ben’s surgeon came out about an hour ago to let us know that Ben is out of surgery and that it went really well and exactly as planned. She said that Ben did a great job and they were able … Continue reading

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