Sep 08, 2009 - 9:34 pm
Well, it's been a heck of a couple days! After getting to mayo, I waited for all my medical teams to put together a plan and then ended up having an abdominal scan and a colonoscopy. During the colonoscopy they found such a bad blockage that my colon was about to perforate and my blood pressure dropped and I couldn't move when woken up. When I woke up I was being loaded into an ambulance to be transported to the other mayo hospital, my belly was even more full with air, and my pulse dropped, it was very scary. As soon as they hauled me from the methodist hospital to st. mary's hospital at Mayo, I was being wheeled into the operating room. They had to bypass the blockage, so when I woke up I had a trach, was strapped down to the bed so I wouldn't pull it out, had a chest tube (yuck), and have a colostomy bag, which will hopefully be able to be reversed in a few months. If not, it's something I'll learn to live with. As for the blockage, it's technically still there, just bypassed, but my belly feels better already even though I hurt from surgery. They will do further testing and ct's after I am healed from surgery and will also then begin chemo again, as it will need to be pushed back for a few weeks to heal from surgery. I am in ICU and will be for the next day or two...I am here because they couldn't get me to breathe while doing the surgery. I have already had the trach pulled and am breathing on my own, and continue to progress well. I will update as I know more. Thanks for all you guys do for me!!!!