WARNING: Some of the Content here may be Objectionable to some. I have this blog labeled as "Adult Only" as a common courtesy for those who may easily be offended by Adult topics such as the Truth, Down to Earth topics, realities of living with Ovarian Cancer and/or any life threatening disease that goes along with it; Sexuality, Medicinal Cannabis, Profanity, and of course plenty of unpleasant body functions are also discussed here. This is a very tough battle for which I don't intend to hold anything back on what I am facing.

This blog is very personal and comes from the heart of a real fighting cancer patient who wishes nothing more than to live for all of those I love my own will to live, and my love of life. While sometimes I might be on heavy medication (prescribed by my doctor) and occasionally I might write about things or subjects that one may never even think about or consider; so please consider that as well. Yes; whacked out things might even be found here; but I mean everything in all good intentions.

This blog is not at all intended for the faint hearted, those who lack a sense of humor, have no idea what down to earth means, greedy mean people, and/or those who don't know how to share the world with others, and especially those who are unable to easily put themselves into the shoes of others. This blog is mostly about my journey of living my life in the best ways that I can under the Golden Rule and appreciating all of the GOOD KHARMA that comes my way! Never take anything in this world for granted; especially family and friends!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Tubes removed!)

Yes, you read it right; my tubes have been removed. Well I wrote an email to my doctor this morning letting him know that the JP was not leaking anything and it appeared that it was working it's way out and the little stitches had begun pinching my body. I got a phone call within a few hours instructing me to arrive at his office at 1:30pm this afternoon. My honey had gone to work today and my best friend was there taking care of me so we went for lunch and then to the doctor's office to remove the tubes.

She dropped me off at the hospital so that she could go and pick up her kids while my honey drove from work to be there for this special doctor's appointment and to be there for me for which he was. I was so thankful when we walked up and sat next to me in the waiting room.

What a trippy experience that was getting those tubes removed. The feeling was a hard pinch for each removal. It wasn't at all pleasant. The lunch; bad idea but how was I to know? I didn't actually think of the consequences of having lunch just prior to have a JP removed that was attached to my stomach and then a Gastric tube that was also attached to my stomach. So during the surgery, my stomach was actually known to my stomach wall to prevent removal of the JP and Gastric tube which would have caused the stomach to fall back into the body and a hole resulting which could have been deadly but was not. Now, as my doctor was removing the gastric tube he quickly asked me if I had eaten just prior and I say "yes". Well with that just a few seconds after he had removed the gastric tube; a volcano spew came out of my tummy from hole where the gastric tube once was.

I lay there stressed over all the spewage coming out of my hole. We held tight for just a few minutes as I tried so hard not to laugh. My honey does that to me sometimes and I had to tell him to please be quiet. Imagine being married to such a jokester sometimes in these situations. He held my hand through out the whole removal process and even during this spewage situation. The doctor had me hold the hole as best I could as he tried to find some more dressing in order to stop this serious leak. He told me in few hours around after 6pm I could try to eat again but that this leaking would happen for about 3-4 hours until the hole would close up. I have to keep this dressing on until tomorrow and I can take a shower without any tubes!) I am free to heal and no more tugging or pulling from those stupid tubes for they have been removed.

I sat motionless as possible on the couch for those 4 hours flipping through stations and trying to nap. It sure was stressful trying to find a position where I wouldn't leak and I was afraid of leaking on our somewhat new couch. All good now at least I hope!) I don't feel leakage but I do have an appetite to eat. I will wait for a little while longer just to make sure!)

1 comment:

l'optimiste said...

excellent news! I hope the healing goes really well - I'm so glad you're home! :o)

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My techniques and treatments work simply for me and may not produce the same results for others. Cancer is a very tricky disease in which it is very different in everyone it touches. No two cancers are the same just as we humans are not the same. What works for me may not work for others.

I love life and expect to live for as long as I can. I intend to use those treatments that do work for me which includes medicinal cannabis. I'm still alive with this disease over 7 years later because of this miracle plant and as long as I have my medicine available; I intend to survive many more years. I hope one day the Federal Government will eventually grow up and be led by true leaders who represent the people and not just coorporations; real people who live by the Golden Rule "treat others how you would want to be treated". I also hope the Government of the US can finally learn to admit that it has made a mortal mistake in making this life saving plant which is provided by GOD and does indeed have the ability to provide all of us with food, fuel, clothing, shelter, and medicine; a mistake that have made is that it is illegal. Yes, it was a mistake out of greed, ignorance, and racism that this miracle plant is illegal. This is a confirmed fact and we should all know and face it.

Cannabis is not at all harmful and in fact quite the opposite. Perhaps our economy can once again grow as it has in the turn of the century by making this life saving plant legal once again.

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