STUCK42LONG, I don't have anything that says, "standard form" with a B for bold. Does your reply form say, mCode is Disabled, above the emoticons? No big deal, but I think I am missing something to control the font in any way. Thanks for your nice reply.
GOGENTLY, I am praying for you, and I just know that you will be okay. Please keep us posted on how the ultrasound goes.
I saw my surgeon today....I love her! I explained to her that my legs hurt last night and my shoulders hurt this morning, after working yesterday. She said that was normal, and reminded me what a huge surgery this was. She says that 75% of her patients with chronic pain or Fibromyalgia, who have their colon removed due to colonic inertia, recover completely from their pain. She looked me dead in the eye, and referring to the pain that I had before surgery, said "It's GONE... It is NEVER coming back. Because of my freedom from pain, and her experience, and what I know about
God, I believe her! I always believed that God was totally capable of healing anyone, I just never thought He would heal, me. I just know she is correct.
She also said, that sex would be okay now, (3 weeks out), of course that was my husband's question. She said it depends on how I feel, and I know I'm not quite there yet, but good to know it's safe.
She did remove my appendix, which is connected to the large bowel, so I'll never need to worry about
that. Also, our stool should not be watery, and if it is, she recommends, Immodium, but our stool should always be soft. Yipee!!!
I told her my tummy hurts when I eat, and she said that she removed a huge, toxic, organ from my body, and since everything inside me is still trying to figure out where it lives, now that there is so much room, that pain is normal. She offered me more pain medicine, and I gleefully declined, thinking that a person without chronic pain may need pain meds now, but me, who has had pain for 9 years, doesn't need it.
I took my mom out for lunch after my appt., and we laughed and we cried, celebrating this miracle of healing through the gifted hands of my surgeon. I am so happy for my parents to have their daughter, me, healed of such a hideous condition, as they are suffering deeply the loss of their son, and one less child to hurt for is a gift to them.
I wanted you all to be the first to know, even before my extended family, because we will all be sooooooooo much better now, and for the new people to see what they have to look forward to.
For that which does not kill me makes me stronger.
It is good for you to be in uncomfortable situations.