Posted 5/8/2016 7:44 PM (GMT -6)
On the surgical recovery side: doing well, feel its in the 90% range of being healed/recovered, pain level related to that area is manageable.
Bad news: Terrible day, another "enemy" came back to me to visit.
By 1030 this morning, not long after waking up, starting having all the signs of still another intestinal blockage. And no, wasn't remotely constipated, went fine the morning before. It was hell again, but fortunately my wife (nurse) was home. Unfortunately, it spoiled all our Mother's Days plans - we were to go to one of our son's house for a get together, but it never happened. I insisted that she go without me, be she refused to leave, knowing the potential danger if the blockage didn't clear.
I went through 6 hours of terrible increasing pains and cramping, before it started to clear up. We were within an hour of going back to the ER, which I greatly feared. Laxatives were used, suppositories, hot liquids, other means I won't describe, it just kept getting worse. I finally passed out from the whole ordeal and somehow fell asleep for an hour or so. When I got up, the blockage finally cleared.
These blockages really traumatize me. I was in the ER 3x last year, two hospital stays (one of 3 days, then 5 days post the resection surgery in October), then back to the ER in early December.
Surgeon warned me, despite fixing it, some people, especially those with heavy radiation damage, it can keep repeating over and over again. Told me he had one patient that had to be operated on 8 times for the same problem.
I got through it, but it ruined the day for all of us. Plus to boot, it was only a year ago that my mother died shortly after Mother's Day. So this was the first Mother's Day I have had in 63 years without a mother.
Be glad when this day is finally over with.