Thursday, April 14, 2011

Going "Under the Knife"

I will be having my bowel resection on the 2nd of June. I am going to have it in Houston instead of in Midland where we live. I was thinking of having it in Midland, since I have so many friends there and I think they would help me during my recovery. However, after I found out that my doc here is one of only 3 in the nation that do the procedure in this minimally invasive way, and that he is also the NASA doc, I am sticking with him. Also, after the horrible way the hospital in Midland was when I had my hysterectomy, I am scared to go back there for care.

I will be in the hospital for about a week, and then then two weeks rest at home (well, my Mom's house). Then I will go back to Midland to complete my recovery.

I am kind of scared to do my two weeks here, but I think Gwen will come some, as will my friend Cari.

I am just kind of scared of the surgery, but not as scared as not doing it and then having to have it emergently and ending up with a colonostomy.

So, over the next few weeks I will be working on getting into better shape ASAP. I found out my triglycerides are high as is my A1C. I am NOT diabetic yet, but getting too close for comfort.

I am actually scared about those things more than the surgery, but I know my recovery will be lots better if I get the weight off and strengthen those muscles I need for recovery.

I have 6 weeks...I gotta get busy!


  1. I'll be praying for you to be as prepared as possible! I think being scared is completely understandable. I heard a lesson some time ago about faith when facing difficult things. Rather than the normal encouragement that taught 'don't be scared', this lesson focused on turning the fear into a recognition that we can't do this on our own. That's a good thing, when you CAN count on God to be the one in control. Recognizing fear or nervousness is our human way of acknowledging how much we need Him!

    I Peter 5:6,7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

  2. I will be here as often as I can during that time! Most definitely for the surgery itself!

  3. I will be there as much as I can be too :)I love you and I'm praying for you and rooting for you!


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