Well, with not much time on a normal basis to write as often as I’d like, you may have wondered why there hasn’t been much of anything going on here lately. After a couple of great trips to Orlando – one with Jim, Eilis and Granuaile; the other with just Brighid – I came home to get back into the groove of things only to find myself in the hospital. I had emergency surgery nearly 3 weeks ago for a bowel obstruction. I spent a week in the hospital, and came home last Thursday. I missed Eilis’ sixth birthday party in the process, and feel like I missed a whole lot of other stuff, but I’ll catch up with what I can.
I had about 30 staples that went from my belly button up towards my chest, and they came out last Tuesday. Unfortunately, they were replaced by steri-strips, which have been driving me crazy. They can come off tomorrow – woohoo. That will leave the new scar all bright and happy and there for all the world to see. At least with the steri-strips covering the incision, you don’t see how ugly it is. Starting tomorrow, I’ll have that early Frankenstein look about me.
It took a few days after coming home from the hospital to get used to eating again. I was on just IV fluids in the hospital until the day before I left, when they allowed me to have liquids. Part of my discharge was to make sure I could eat something solid, and I was able to eat a little toast with peanut butter. I’ve gradually gotten back to where I was before surgery – which is a lot of soup, cheese, pretzels, and nuts.
So, I know I haven’t posted much, and I’ll try to get a few exciting things on here. I’m just over the bed sore that was on my butt, so sitting at the desk should be a little easier now. I’ll make it up to ya 😉 I promise.