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Sunday, November 18, 2012

you waited how long to start your blog again?

So I spent the last several months in and out of the hospital, including an colonostomy surgery.  Seems I am destined to carry a bag with me for the rest of my life.

Things I have learned over the last few months...
It really important to be hydrated.  I was hospitalized once because I was so dehydrated.
It's also important to eat.  My doctor said I wasn't eating enough, so she snaked a tube down my nose with nutrients.  That was beyond uncomfortable and my throat is just now recovering.
In rehab I learned that exercising really does make you stronger.  I am able to walk longer and longer distances daily.

So I am in my last days of rehab going back to my parents house to finish my recovery.  I still have a lot of healing to do.  I have two wounds from the last surgery that are healing with what is called a wound vac.  It pretty much sucks the nasty stuff from the wounds and allows them to heal from the bottom up.  It is a relatively fast process compared to normal packing a wound but my wounds are quite big.  One of them was  a 14 inch gash in tum 6 weeks ago.  Now it has shrunk to 5 still pretty big but healing quickly every day.

been resting in bed
been off my feet way to long
get back in the game