I am sorry to hear you are still in a lot of pain. I was really praying this one would take care of the pain for you.
I am still in the hospital. I still can't tolerate clear liquids. They think the hole finally stopped leaking on it's own, but there may still be damage inside my stomach. They started me on IV protonix 2 days ago. I am scheduled for an endoscopy to check and see if it is just gastritis or an ulcer from the hole.
I am still getting nutrition from the TPN straight in my vein. This power PICC central line is great. I was really worried about
getting it, but I don't hardly notice it and I don't have to get stuck anywhere else to draw blood or give meds . One main line that splits to two.
I have tried 3 times to tolerate clear liquids and within a couple minutes of it hitting my stomach I am in horrible pain. I am glad I have avoided the OR so far, but now they tell me it will be almost impossible to fix with surgery because of all the adhesions that occur at the 2 week mark.
If the Endoscopy shows everything is good and I can tolerate liquids I am hoping to go home Friday.
I apologize for not posting sooner. I did get to see a lot of pictures from Bobby's graduation. I felt so sad not being there, but I talked with him the night before and he said that even though he wants me there he understands why I can't be there.
I'll post what I find out tomorrow after the endoscopy.
ps. I think the surgeon who removed the nodule on my lung was right about
the original wrap putting pressure on my ribs and such and keeping the nerves there irritated. I still haven't had any rib nerve pain. It may return, but so far I haven't felt any.
Post Edited (opnwhl4) : 6/3/2009 12:25:17 PM (GMT-6)