Hey guys, had a full two days off work at the hospital on Monday and Tuesday and just wanted to touch base and see how everyone is going! I had my bowel MRI last Thursday (prep made me feel soooo sick and the next day I was running to the loo!) but other than that it went well – had my pelvis MRI on Monday, a follow up with my surgeon on Monday afternoon, and my iron infusion all day yesterday!
The iron infusion went well, I actually had my Mom with me which was great….. though afterwards I was freezing and the nurse said it was probably because the saline they flush through afterwards is colder than my body temp. But I was freezing and then hot and exhausted with aching limbs, no appetite and a high temp for the entire night! Anyway, I am feeling much better today, back at work, but has anyone else had a reaction like that before?
The appointment with the surgeon went well; he took a look at my mushroom drain and said he thinks it looks good! ‘Much less tender than last time’ – and – (I could hardly believe it) – he would like to take the mushroom drain and the seton out once I’ve had my first remi infusion! Yaaaay! I had almost given up all hope of a ‘normal bottom’! I know I will probably still have drainage etc, and it will take a long time to properly heal, but still!! Then my fabulous new Gastro walked in (they do this clinic together on Tuesdays), and my surgeon told him things were much better in the ‘bottom end’ – so all in all good news really! They hadn’t analysed my MRI’s properly yet, but were having that done yesterday afternoon, and from what my surgeon’s ‘untrained eye’ could tell, there was no more sepsis apart from the remainder behind the drain (I could see the little mushroom on the MRI pictures). He said he would call me if they found anything to be concerned about.
Anyway, just thought I’d give a little update, I don’t want to only come crying for help, sometimes there’s positive news too! J
I hope you’re all doing well!