Wednesday, March 5, 2008

03-05-08...Where did February go?

OK so I know I have failed on the whole posting thing, I just haven't felt like blogging. I just realized that I totally missed the month of February from being in the hospital, it was a cold one though so I guess that's not that big of a deal.
Well I am out of the hospital again, for the 4th time in a month. This past stay my surgeon decided to operate again and see if he could figure out what is going on with my body. Unfortunately he couldn't. He said he pulled out my entire small intestine and looked at it and it was absolutely beautiful, which made him happy but frustrated all at the same time because now he has no idea what is wrong with me. I met with my GI's on Monday and gave them the update as to what was going on and they said that it is rare but occasionally they have patients that just take a long time to adjust to the ileostomy and the surgery, they have never had one quite as bad as me but they feel confident that is all that is the matter. In time my body will adjust and everything will work normally, well that sounds great but what am I supposed to do until then?!?! They informed me my only job was to gain weight (and stay out of the hospital). I have lost 20lbs in the past few weeks, besides being skin and bones my hormones are all off because of how much weight I have lost. I have been having these hot flashes like crazy, I will be sitting minding my own business and the next thing I know I am drenched in sweat! It is absolutely horrible, I feel for any woman going through menopause and dread the thought that someday I will have to "make the change". So I am recovering from my surgery ok, it frustrating to be recovering all over again but I am blessed to have so much help to make it easier. I still have to be careful with how much I eat and really try to listen to my body, I have thrown up the past couple of nights, but even so I can tell I am getting stronger and things are healing. I still am so glad I had the surgery, I just wish I could be back to normal. But, spring will come and I know everything will someday be pleasant again!

6 comments:

Core said...

Sarah....I'm so sorry about all the complication and all the time in the hospital. I understand a little bit the joy of being in the hospital for too long. I got my rib removed the middle of Dec. and it was all I could do to get out of there. I just want you to know that you and your little family are in my prayers. Love you guys! Corey

Cassie said...

I am so glad that at least the doctor is confident that it is nothing wrong with your small intestine! But still how frustrating! You are such a trooper!! I am glad that you are home and hope it stays that way, you definitely had your surgeries the right time of the year though! Maybe the spring weather will help your healing process! I am sorry you have been throwing up I know that that is not fun at all!! We were probably up in our bathrooms at the same time those nights ;( Anyway if you need anything let me know Sarah..afterall i live next door in case you forgot!! :)

Debbi said...

we will keep praying for you - and 20 pounds! Sarah that is soo much! I have those night sweats after each kid and they are horrible and just make me feel icky! If you need anything, give us a call!

Anne-Marie said...

I'm so glad you're home and feeling a little better! Anna was so fun to play with the other day, call us anytime you need a break! Even if you just need adult conversation :). Enjoy having family near! Best of luck!

The Anderson Family said...

Glad to hear that you are at home again and recovering. Can't wait to scrapbook with you before you get ready to leave the great state of Iowa. We are visiting Utah for a couple weeks and I will be back to full swing in April. By the way I sure wish I could just up and give you 20 pounds, I think it would make us both happy. Take care and know I am thinking and praying for you.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely thrilled that you are home and I definitely hope it stays that way. I feel terrible that you have been going through this and I really want to help in any way! I feel like I keep bugging you, but seriously let me know if I can take Anna off your hands after your family leaves, or if you need some fattening pizza because I am a pro at bringing people pizzas. =0)