David and Barbara,
I have been following your progress carefully and I am so grateful for your example. You both have set such a wonderful example of strength and support between a husband and a wife. You are very fortunate to have each other. David, I am so happy for you that you can be home and actually start working on your recovery. It is difficult to recover in the hospital because nothing about
the hospital helps you to feel normal. Now that you are back in a comfortable enviornment, you can begin to heal. Take is slow. You have had a very hard month. Your body has been through a very, very challenging trauma. The internal healing is a slow process. I remember coming into the this forum when I was first post-op and saying how I honestly felt like I was beat up with a baseball bat or hit by a semi truck. And I had a "normal" surgery experience. Your surgical experience was more severe than most and therefore you will will take longer to recover. I am glad that Barbara posted on your behalf. She sounds like an amazing woman. I am sure she is going to take great care or you.
I am glad that you will be home Christmas morning. Please keep us posted on your progress. You are correct when you talk about
dehydration. I was severely dehydrated and I was so dizzy. I was crawling on the floor just to get to the bathroom. Drink, drink, drink and try not to use much energy moving around so your cells can consentrate on storing water. Hopefully, you will feel better soon.
You are in my thoughts and prayers..
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
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