Saturday, November 13, 2021

Its almost time


Update on health. I had my pre-admission on Thursday morning and came out with loads of information and a goodie bag filled with pre-operation items. The information was scary for sure, still working through it but I was also given lots of hope.

I am drinking an Ensure Surgery immunonutrition shake 2 times a day for the next 5 days, I get my covid test on the 16th, and on the 18th I am on a clear liquid diet with lots of antibiotics and medication mixed with Gatorade to clean my system out, then I have to shower, let my body dry for an hour, then use these special wipes on specific parts of my body, then when I go to sleep I have to be on clean sheets and blankets.

Sometime on the 18th, they will call with what time I need to be at the hospital for surgery, and one hour before I am supposed to be at the hospital I have to drink a 12oz bottle of Gatorade. I was told when I wake up after the surgery it will feel like a bus hit me and I will wish they finished me off. Most pain medication is a no-go because it causes constipation which we don't want after this kind of operation.

We have choices, but one is totally out because of my bleeding disorder so I will be monitored very closely. I will be in ICU for at least 24 hours and depending on my responses it could be longer. When I get home I was told only family or medical personnel could come into our home. Healing is at least 8 weeks.

The 19th is the day of surgery will try to do an update before I go under. Dennis and Nesie will update as often as they can. Thank you for all of the support, communication, and most importantly the prayers I appreciate all of them. Keep them coming. Hugs.

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