"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”~John 7:38
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.