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