|My 1st attempt at adult coloring|
to help me focus and distract from
My energy, appetite, and mental cognition are finally back, but my normal weight and body fat need to go up, way up. The incision site looks good. I still have constant abdominal pain and the swelling, but they are a fraction of what they were a month ago, and less than one week ago. It is so good to be off the two different antibiotics, each with their food restrictions and different schedules all of hours of the day and night. And the post-opiod mental fog and withdrawal symptoms are finally gone.
|Quite a difference from a month ago!|
My midnight visit to the ER two nights ago was for left arm tingling and numbness, a suspected serious side effect from one of the antibiotics. Fortunately that wasn't the case and my EKG was just fine. (Turned out to be a pinched nerve).
I'm back at work part-time, and the surgeon gave me the green light to drive, ride a stationary bike easy and swim gentle laps in the pool. She thinks I can resume my normal workouts in about a month. She also showed me the CT scan from just before the surgery. We caught it just an hour or two before my lower bowel burst and really bad things could have happened. Apparently I have had symptoms of this in the past few months, but I just passed them off as gas pains and they went away.
|Our upcoming Thanksgiving feast|
Needless to say, I have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: our abundance, family, friends, freedom, and above all, health.