Well, it took me a while to write this one because to be honest, the number of times I've had to go back to the hospital has been embarrassing. This past Tuesday night I spent 8 hours throwing up bile and had to get admitted once again on Wednesday the next morning. I decided I … Continue reading The Lottery Continues
Well, that one was one crazy week. I get a bowel obstruction, find out I have a hernia, an extra organ that only 2% of people are born with, had a hand full of doctors at two different hospitals look at my CT scan and say, "I don't know", take an ambulance ride up back … Continue reading 6 More Inches of Story
Set backs are not something I totally prepared for during this process... At least not to the extent in which I would have to come back to the hospital. On Thursday afternoon I experienced some of the worst abdominal pain I've felt since I got my stomach removed. It felt like I had gotten stabbed … Continue reading Set Backs… and Practicing What you Preach
I could not have thought of a better way to begin my 3rd decade of life then celebrating with the people I love. To think think of our journey this past year and the bullet we dodged has been a little overwhelming and I was left speechless, but thankful.
It has been a little while since my last update, but I'm now 14 weeks out of surgery. I have been busy wrapping up the school year with my students which has been fun, but unfortunately I have not been feeling well in the middle of it all. Weeks 12 and 13 were very rough with particularly … Continue reading Kinked Plumbing, Jose Conseco and Turning 3-0
It's been 11 weeks since I've been out of surgery, and this week has been tough. I had a lot of stomach cramps that would last anywhere from 40 minutes to 90 minutes and the return of the dreaded "cat and hair ball" syndrome during certain meals. After making some gains in the weight department … Continue reading Long Week. Ends.
It has been 10 weeks since my surgery and two weeks since my last blog post. Week 9 was a terrible week as far as recovery goes. I felt sick for most of the week and had terrible episodes of "dumping syndrome" which contrary to popular belief, has nothing to do with my bowel movements. … Continue reading The Truffle Shuffle and Things Skinny People Don’t Tell You