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Looking Better, At Least

Last time I posted here, it was to tell about my wonderful (not) experience when my appendix ruptured. Since then I've been doing a lot better - I got the drain out of my stomach, my energy levels and mobility have improved considerably, and today, my doctor approved me to go back to work Monday after being on medical leave for six weeks. And I've even started slowly writing a very simple Camera Eye fic, just to start writing again. (I'm very, very glad I wrote and posted A Sort Of Fairy Tale before all hell broke loose.)

Next step is to have a colonoscopy to ensure that there's no underlying cause of the appendicitis, and if that comes out clean, they will FINALLY schedule the surgery to take the damn thing out. I told the surgeon today that I'm planning to go to California over Memorial Day Weekend (I booked the air back in January), so if at all possible, I'd like to have it done so I can have the surgery and recover before then. (The doctor assured me that the surgery will be No Big Deal, it's a laparoscopic appendectomy that involves three small incisions and it'll be a short recovery time. He said I may even be able to go home the same day).

So, yeah, things have been looking up. And in a strange way, I am looking forward to going back to work. Anything that's a step in the direction of Normal Life is a Good Thing.


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Mar. 23rd, 2017 02:05 am (UTC)
Good news indeed! Glad to hear your surgeon is so optimistic about the recovery time for your surgery. ^_^
Mar. 25th, 2017 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad, too - I want this whole thing to be in my rearview mirror, the sooner the better! I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll schedule the surgery soon after the test, especially since I'm scheduled to go to California over Memorial Day Weekend!
Mar. 23rd, 2017 07:41 am (UTC)
Wow. I drop off LJ for a while and you almost die on me? *hugs* I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! Good grief, what a terrible thing to happen! I hope the last stretch of surgery and healing will go well too, so you get a well-deserved, nice trip.
Mar. 25th, 2017 10:02 pm (UTC)
It wasn't a very pleasant thing, to say the least! And the worst part was that I only found out later that the first few days were touch and go, they didn't know if the poison in my system would form a drainable abscess. If it didn't, I may have lost part of my colon. So right now, I'll just keep my fingers crossed that the homestretch of this goes well!
Mar. 23rd, 2017 03:12 pm (UTC)

So glad your feeling better :)

Mar. 25th, 2017 10:03 pm (UTC)
So am I - for a long time, I didn't feel like ME. It was only the last week or so that I started getting back to normal!
Apr. 6th, 2017 11:56 pm (UTC)
That's great that you're feeling better :) and wow, off for six weeks! I bet you are ready to go back to work and back to a normal life.
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