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Finding Routine

Over the last month, life has found a certain rhythm, a routine if you will. My day begins around 9am, with breakfast and meds right after. By 10, I’m getting hooked up to my fluids… More

A Neverending Cycle

Sometimes my life feels like a neverending circle of doctors. I’ve not even been in Florida six months and already I’ve had one surgery, two separate hospital stays, and parts of 17 days in the… More

Hospital Stay #2

Yep, for those unaware, I had a second hospital stay recently. I was discharged from my initial hospital stay on July 20th and had an appointment the following Monday (27th) to see my surgeon for… More

My Hospital Stay, Explained

Now that I’ve been home a bit, I thought I’d explain how an expected hospital stay went from 2-3 days to 12 days. Surgery was on Thursday, July 9th. The day before I had to… More

Hopefully Home Tomorrow!

Yesterday was a very rough day, pain wise. We opted to try going off IV pain meds. Any of you who have been with me from the beginning knows how bad that has gone in… More

Once Again, Not the Easy Way

It’s Sunday and I’m still in the hospital. I’m still having too much output from my ileostomy and it’s keeping me dehydrated and dizzy. My blood pressure overnight was great, but it bottomed out again… More

Still Here

The hope yesterday had been that I’d get to go home today. Turns out that was a pipe dream. While my BP got better yesterday after fluids, it’s back to struggling to get over 100.… More

Surgery

Surgery went well and given what my surgeon told my mom, it was a success. He did find a staple from my last surgery and that’s likely what caused the fistula (as opposed to an… More

Thursday’s Surgery

Edit: I wrote the below section last night. I had my pre admissions testing this morning and discovered the clinic lost my COVID test from Monday. As such, I had to have another one today.… More

Two Years

Today is my “cancerversary.” Two years ago today, it was confirmed that I had stage iv colon cancer. By the point the final biopsy results came in, everyone was all but sure it was stage… More

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