Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Update From The Hospital

With 2000 calories of nutrition being pumped into my uber IV plus being able to eat soups, jello, juice, Boost drinks, pudding, jello, ginger ale, broth, jello, and ice cream I think the weight is going to start coming back on quickly. I'm feeling much, much better. My doctor plans on trying to schedule my surgery for this weekend!!! Eep! Not sure whether I should keep my laptop at the hospital - it might get stolen. But just in case, I wanted to post a quick update. Thanks for all the well wishes guys!! :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Going For It!

Well I finally had an appointment with Dr. Surgeon today and she took one look at me and declared that I don't look good. She wants to do my surgery sooner (yay) but I need to gain weight (despite eating as much as I can I keep losing - 12 lbs under right now) so she is admitting me to the hospital tomorrow (yikes!) and putting me on TPN which is IV nutrition and when I'm a bit stronger she will do the surgery, hopefully in a week or so!

So - a shockingly sudden turn of events, but I am praying that afterwards I will be better than ever. So, here it goes- I will let you know if it's Bright on the other Side of this ordeal!

Heeeere Goes!

(Update: I think the comment form was broken. I believe I've fixed it!)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Give Me The Knife

Now that I've made my pro-surgery decision I just want to get it over with. I can't stand living like this. I want it now. Gimme the knife!! :)

This will crack you up... at my last appointment with Dr. GI, I found out from his assistant/receptionist that he thinks surgery would be good for me! This from the doctor who sternly recommended Remicade and told me I should save surgery for a last resort! Does he realize what peace of mind he would have given me if he had told me this to my face?! Even if he didn't want to sway my decision he could have said it after I told him I had made my choice. Arg.

Knife! Now! Or should I say... scalpel, now!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Know What IBD Stands For

I realize that the official acronym is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. However, I have come up with a better definition:

Inevitable Bowel Destruction!

Anyone else have their own alternative interpretations?
(Yeah, I'm in a twisted mood today. *grim smile*)

PS - What do you think of the new blog design? Since I'm putting a lot into this blog, I figured I'd branch out from the default templates. That butterfly needs to be replaced though.... hm.