I have been rolling this post around in my head for quite some time. I know you all have seen all the nice holiday gift ideas on my gift guide.I have had fun doing the gift guide, but what I haven't been doing is writing anything personal in the last month or so. I need to fess … [Read more...] about My State Of Mind Address
I know I told y'all all about my hospital stay and surgery and blah blah blah, but have I introduced you to my stoma? I don't think I did. So, while I am not going to show you a picture of mine, I will tell you a little bit about what "it" is, and the things I need to take care … [Read more...] about Me And My Stoma
When I was still in the hospital, I was desperate for a pony tail holder. My hair was driving me crazy--I couldn't wash it for almost a month except for a "chemical" wash in a thing like a shower cap. One day a volunteer came in to deliver my mail, and asked if there was anything … [Read more...] about The Little Things
I know I promised a post about my stay in the ICU a while back, but to be perfectly honest--I don't remember much about those days. It wasn't until I received a copy of my medical records from the hospital yesterday that I found out what happened during that time. If you have … [Read more...] about Time In ICU
We have had to go back to Flagstaff twice now for follow-up appointments with the surgeon. And we have to go back again next week. I love Flagstaff, but making that 400 mile roundtrip every week is getting old, especially since I am recovering from major extensive … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Just Make A Reservation???
When we first got to Flagstaff Medical Center, I was told that I would not need surgery. The doctors said they could treat the infection, then do a colonoscopy prep to clean me out, and get rid of the obstruction in my bowel. Things didn't happen quite that way. The doctors … [Read more...] about Surgery
We arrived at Flagstaff Medical Center around noon (I think. Things start to get fuzzy for me around this time.) I was checked in to the emergency room, and asked a ton of questions. The bottom line of the problem for me was that I could not have a bowel movement and I was in a … [Read more...] about We Arrive At Flagstaff Medical Center
I have been asked by many people "What Happened", so I am going to be writing about that in the next couple of days. Just as information, there is a lot of "TMI" in these posts but it is necessary to the story. I think I had been sick since about October, but when I went to … [Read more...] about So What Happened?