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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


  1. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?



    1. Glad to what is your email?

    2. cameron
      I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you. email me your question or leave your email and I'll try to get back to you faster

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  3. Hope you feel better soon. Ostomys aren't the end of the world. At least you won't have to rush to find a bathroom when the urge hits anymore. My colostomy made my life better and at times funny!Gotta love those fart jokes! When you are healed and if you feel up to it, would you write a guest post on my blog about your ostomy experience? take care! Inge

  4. feeling better what would you like done.