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Post-Op Week 17 – They say, Im proud of my scars, each one tells a story

Writer’s block. It sucks in every form. When you’re this far out from surgery, and nothing bad happens, you have nothing to write (complain) about. After 2 weeks, I finally came up with something somewhat interesting. 492 more words

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happy anniversary to me

Today marks an important anniversary in my life… an anniversary of survival.

A year ago today, I had a second surgery to deal with all of my abdominal surgery complications… 279 more words

Second Opinion Surgeon

My Reluctant Surgeon continues to do things to gain my trust and confidence.

She has come through – a lot faster than I expected – with an appointment for me to be assessed by a more senior surgeon for a second opinion. 389 more words


Post-op Weeks 7- Body Suit Blues

I met with Dr. J Friday a week ago, and good news is, all stitches are out, the hole will be left to close on its own, and no follow-ups for one month! 871 more words

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Pain relief after colonic surgery. Has the epidural had it’s day?

Epidural analgesia (EA) grew in popularity through the nineties with several studies and systematic reviews reporting superior analgesic efficacy compared to high dose opiate. A systematic review followed suggesting EA reduced morbidity following major abdominal surgery [3] and a Cochrane Review [4] demonstrated a reduction in GI paralysis. 958 more words

Abdominal Surgery

Post-op Weeks 6- Just a quick add

I don’t have much to add to today, but I did want to mention it. We got a ton of snow here in the Midwest. 19.4″ to be exact. 280 more words

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Week 4 Post-op – Revisions, revisions, revisions

This past week was spent in our annual sales meeting, so although work was slow, sitting through hours and hours of presentations, and sitting just listening is not all it’s cracked up to be. 578 more words

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