Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers while I was in the hospital, and a big thank you to Peggy for keeping you all updated on how I was doing.
I went into the hospital on March 12th with a small bowel obstruction caused by adhesions from my proctocolectomy surgery in October 2006. The doctors were hoping it was a partial blockage and that we could avoid surgery, but it turned out to be a full blockage and I had to have surgery on March 19th. The scar tissue had wrapped itself around my small intestine so tightly that the surgeon had to remove an inch of it and reconnect it.
I couldn't eat or drink for 10 days and was hydrated solely by IV fluids and given nutrients through TPN. I also had to have an NG tube in to keep me from throwing up. It was not a pleasant experience, to say the least. I was discharged on Easter Sunday and have been catching up on some much needed rest since I got home. I have a 7" incision in my abdomen, so it hurts every time I get up and move around.
Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. I hope you all have been doing well, and I look forward to catching up.