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Monthly Archives: July 2011
Now pushing 101°. The chills and aches (this time bad, bad back pain on top of the overall body aches) are back too. Weird, weird stuff. I emailed my surgeon’s office and should hopefully know more tomorrow. On the plus … Continue reading
My fever returned again last night. Same exact scenario. It came on suddenly in the early evening with aches and chills (though my temp did not get as high) and then broke 5-6 hours later. Bizarre. I’m not really sure … Continue reading
Around 3am. So that’s good.
Tonight, immediately following an appliance change (which went fine–skin looked same or better), I came down with sudden onset–almost instantaneous–fever, chills, and body aches. Good times. And weird. Fever is hovering around 102. If it goes much higher or if … Continue reading
After a couple days of feeling pretty good—not great, but a notable improvement—and after a night of almost no back pain, I was hopeful I was finally over the hump. Apparently not. In a reversal of the typical pattern, my … Continue reading
My (final?) home nurse visit yesterday went well. Changing the appliance revealed that there had been absolutely no leakage under the wafer, which is great. The skin looked about the same as on Friday—i.e., the surface skin was improved, but … Continue reading
Barring unforeseen complications unearthed during my pre-op appointments and tests, which will occur 1-2 weeks beforehand.
Weight: Gained a couple pounds. Pain: Occasional burning pain around my stoma, though at last examination the skin irritation appears to be improving; Mucous release from my J-Pouch continues to be an annoyance—especially at bedtime—but the intense cramping is gone; … Continue reading
I haven’t posted for a couple days and wanted to assure my followers (err, follower) that all is well. I just don’t have anything to report. My back pain lingers, but may be showing signs of marginal improvement (the power … Continue reading