Monthly Archives: September 2011

Low-Residue Diet

Chicken noodle soup, plain pasta, plainer chicken, carrots, and pears. Mmmmm. If only it came out as easy as it goes in. Definitely in for quite a bit of adjustment there… Advertisements

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Takedown Surgery: Day 3 Post-Op

Not much to report. I slept pretty well again last night. The residents have been impressed with all of my walking around the unit. My wound continues to heal, though the pain around it seems to have increased somewhat during … Continue reading

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Stoma Wound (not for the faint of heart)

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Clear Liquids

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Takedown Surgery: Day 2 Post-Op

As is to be expected, my first day post-op was full of ups and downs. After getting very little sleep the night of my surgery, I was pretty foggy much of the day yesterday. Because my pain is limited to … Continue reading

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Video: Takedown Surgery Day 1 Post-Op

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Long Night

It was a long night, with very little sleep. Fairly significant pain from my former stoma site, a hot and stuffy room, recurring (and painful) hiccups, frequent interruptions by nurses to check my vitals, administer hydrocortisone or heparin, or draw … Continue reading

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Out of Surgery

I’m out of surgery and in my hospital room. Quite a bit of pain around the old stoma site and some post-anesthesia nausea. Now sleep.

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Takedown Breakdown

I’m about to have my takedown surgery. So what exactly does that mean? During my first surgery in June, three things happened: They removed my colon and rectum; They stretched my small intestine to create a J-shaped reservoir attached to … Continue reading

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Green Light

CT scan checked out; surgery in an hour.

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