Note From the Hospital

Merry Christmas Naquillists. Hope everyone is enjoying their family and friends today. I popped in to say my surgery went well Thursday. They removed 15" of my right colon and said the cancer was the size of a quarter. I slept most of the day Thursday and had a tumultuous night with all the gas pain. Otherwise I've had a smooth recovery.

Friday I was able to start on a liquid diet, take out my catheter and take off the oxygen too. I walked around the fifth floor 10 times and sat in a chair for a bit. I even got to shower. That was very relaxing. I slept much better last night, than the first, too.  I still miss my home bed though.

Today I've been upgraded to some solid foods like oatmeal, toast and yogurt. A few of my favorites but, I haven't been able to eat them as well as I'd like because of all the medicine I've been taking. It makes me really sleepy too.

If I continue doing well I may get to come back home tomorrow. I would love that so everyone keep your fingers crossed. Thanks again for all your kind words, prayers and support through this difficult time. It means so much to me. xoxoxo

18 comments:

gigihawaii said...

It looks like you are on the mend. Thank goodness for that! I hope you'll feel well enough to come home tomorrow. Take care!

MELE KALIKIMAKA!

Vesper said...

I'm so happy to hear that the news are good!
I hope you'll soon feel much better. All the best to you and your family.

Al said...

That sounds like good news. Continued best wishes for your recovery.

Kateri said...

Glad everything is going well! Hope you get to come home tomorrow.

Kat Mortensen said...

Thank goodness! I'm so glad to hear it's over and you're starting to recover. Don't push yourself too much - take it slowly and let your body take its time.
I'm so pleased to hear word from you and I'm still praying that the surgery has been a success and your followup treatments will be minimal.
Merry Christmas!

Love,

Kat

bluepapercranes said...

its so good to know that you are doing better! i hope you get to go back home soon.. best wishes to you and your family. i havent been around much but you are in my prayers... take care and merry chirstmas!
san.

Travis Cody said...

Sounds like you're progressing quite nicely. Best wishes for your recovery! Take care.

ms pie said...

oh it warms my heart to know you are pulling through with good health.. with heart felt prayers that you would be able to go home and continue to heal quickly... ms pie/renee

Greyscale Territory said...

Sending heaps of healing thoughts your way for body, mind and spirit!

Namaste!

lisaschaos said...

I'm so glad you are doing so well! And that you are now home with your helpmates and your pets. :)

Mary said...

Praise the Lord! I'm glad to hear that your surgery went well and you sound pretty chipper :-) Hope you are back home tomorrow. Prayers and hugs.

Carver said...

So good to hear you are doing well after the surgery and I hope you will get to go home soon. Take good care of yourself, Carver

Linda said...

Hope all is continuing to go well. Best wishes from across the Atlantic.

Rambling Woods said...

I am reading this late..but you really did make a good recovery. It is nice that they could use a smaller incision I think you said. Keep feeling better...hugs..

Ryan said...

Great news but remember and take things nice and easy. Don't try and do too much too quickly, thinking of you. I think your 2011 is going to be a good year.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad your surgery went well and you're starting to recover. Take it easy! Best wishes for your full recovery very soon!

Bill said...

Wishing you well, and hoping all goes splendid from here on out. All the best.

Kay said...

I'm finally able to visit everybody and see what they've been up to. Goodness! I hope you're recovering well and can go home quickly. I hate gas pain. May your new year be full of health and happiness.