Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fever’s Back (again)

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

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Another Day, Another Fever

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

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Fever Broke

Around 3am. So that’s good.

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Never a Dull Moment

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

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No Rhyme or Reason

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

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The (Slow) Road of Recovery

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

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Takedown Surgery Scheduled for August 30

Barring unforeseen complications unearthed during my pre-op appointments and tests, which will occur 1-2 weeks beforehand.

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Stats: Four Weeks Post-Op

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

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Nothing to Report

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

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Front and Back

Front: We changed my ostomy appliance tonight before dinner and after eating some marshmallows to minimize activity. To my very pleasant surprise, the stubborn skin irritation looked somewhat improved and their was no real signs of leakage. Progress. We cleaned … Continue reading

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