May 30, 2010 - 5:36 pm
I have finally turned the corner from my April 4th surgery. The incision open wound in half the original size since the reopening but looks good and healthy at the twice a day dressings and packings. Home health nurse comes once a day for on change and I go to Dallas to see the surgeon once a week, a 630 mile round trip. I gained two pounds this last week and food taste normal again. This all sort of kicked in last weekend, surprisingly. I do walk with a pain in the left groin and limp some...they had to cut the nerves and muscle to my thigh getting some of the tumor out. My outer thigh is tingly all the time but I can live with that. I do not find the colostomy bag all that bad. Better than the alternative, I always say!! The colon does not take kindly to the assault of surgery, though, and my innards are still sore to move about.
Age may have something to do with my slow recovery and 29 doses of chemo. HA!
Anyway, I am on the way up and may get to resume chemo at the end of the summer...if this hole heals good.
Check in on you periodically. Thinking and praying for you all. Oh yeah, my surgeon has started praying for me at each office visit. He can say the sweetest prayers I ever heard!!!! Saundra