Category Archives: Complications

Surgery Tonight

CT confirmed some leaking (but not at the bottom of the J Pouch where I had trouble over the summer. The goal now is to locate the leak/possible perforation and fix it. They’re going to try laparoscopic, but are concerned … Continue reading

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Another CT

Going in for another CT Scan (with rectal contrast this time) for a (hopefully) better look. If it confirms the original findings, they’re talking about surgery tonight. I will be meeting with my surgeon after the scan. This is pretty … Continue reading

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“Top Priority”

That’s what the surgical chief resident called me: “the surgery department’s top priority right now” — words you never really want to hear. The CT results did not look good, showing signs of some sort of intestinal leakage (air and/or … Continue reading

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Waiting on Results

My fever has come down a bit. They drew some blood for testing. And after three nurses and five painful sticks, they finally got an IV started, allowing me to go in for a contrast CT Scan. Unfortunately, they didn’t … Continue reading

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Direct admission to Acute Care Unit, it is.

On our way now. Fever spiked at 103.6, now 102.2. Wish UCSF was closer.

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Hospital? (updated)

With my fever now approaching 102 topping out at 103.6, and sharp pain radiating up from my right rib cage every time I breathe deeply, they are most likely going to admit me to the hospital. Could be pouch complications, … Continue reading

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No News is Good News?

Today’s EUA went fine. We arrived on-time (at an ungodly 6am), checked in quickly, and were promptly placed in a pre-op room where we waited for 2 hours until the actual procedure. My first nurse mangled the initial attempt to … Continue reading

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Tired

I realize this blog is starting to get a little depressing, but I write it as I live it. I’m tired. Tired, tired, tired. Tired of ostomy bag leaks. Tired of stinging/burning around my stoma. Tired of having a stoma. … Continue reading

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Keeping Perspective

This week has been tough. Probably the toughest since surgery. What should have been the week I returned to work and some sense of normalcy instead became the week I learned that there’s a leak in my J-Pouch, which will … Continue reading

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Fever’s Back

Just over 100. Midday. Notwithstanding 3 days of antibiotics. I honestly didn’t see this coming. Spoke with my docs about it, and they want me to stay the course. For now. I have a feeling this infection has been festering … Continue reading

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