Apr 16, 2010

Hospital Craziness and Going Home!

Well I'm sorry I am just getting to update my blog. I know a lot of you have been wondering how I have been. The surgery went great! The doctor got the results back on my bowels today and it was a good thing they came out. They were full of scar tissue and 90% blocked. They were covered in adhesion's, and my sweet doctor said, "I knew you weren't exaggerating what you have gone through when I saw them." It made everything a little better. I swear I have been through so many doctor's who have not believed me, and to finally have a doctor see what was going on and justify why I was feeling how I have felt was wonderful! My intestines had completely attached to my liver and were pushing on it and making it really painful. All my intestines were pushing on my organs and the doctor said that everything was just stuffed in there and it was no wonder that I have been in so much pain. It's crazy because when I went through my first gastric bypass I was so sick and in so much pain, and this time it is amazing because I finally feel well! I am sore and hurt, but I feel like I can swallow, and breath, and I'M NOT NAUSEATED! This is absolutely amazing! I can't explain how happy I am right now. They had to make my stomach 2 oz. and said that I would most likely lose about 20 lbs. but that I am going to be just fine.

I feel so bad for all the gastric bypass patients who are going through this for the first time because I remember wanting to eat so bad and having those horrible cravings. I on the other hand have had to be forced to eat because I've gone through so much trauma that I am terrified of eating. I have gotten so scared of throwing up and being in pain that I just hate to eat, so finally doctor McKinlay had to come in and tell me to eat. I did, and I can gladly say that I am still feeling good. :) I'm just getting ready to go home and I will tell you all about my crazy Hospital experiences later. Let's just say that I really miss LDS hospital and my amazing staff that I got so used to there. I will never take great nurses, great staff, and great care, for granted again. Praise all you LDS hospital staff. I have never been treated better then I was when I stayed there. Hopefully this will be my last hospital stay for a LONG LONG time! Well, everyone have a great day, and I'm going home to my sweetheart who I miss like crazy!

Oh, and I'll have to tell you all about the earthquake that happened why I was here too! Insane! I love you all and thank you again for all your love and support! I couldn't have done this without you!!