Colon Cancer: A Daily Journal After Diagnosis
Another rough day. I didn’t write yesterday because who wants to hear about bowel, bowel, bowel but the reality is that my life is now all about and only about the bowel. I am sick, sick, sick. All day long, I wait for my colostomy bag to fill up. When it fills up (typically withinContinue reading “July 4, 2020”
I know it’s the same old same old but this is the reality: my colon back-up is stopping my recovery. I am very hungry and today I ate. I ate small amounts throughout the day but at about 4:00 p.m. I ate ALOT. I am paying for it now. I have been paying for itContinue reading “July 2, 2020”
I have been doing paperwork up the wazoo. Endless, endless paperwork. You don’t want to know – all move and health related. In the meantime, I’m in pain. Sheer, unadulterated pain. I think it’s the stent in my ureter (bladder to kidney) given the location of the pain and the fact that I spotted bloodContinue reading “July 1, 2020”
I bought cemetery plots today. My mom and I woke up around 5:00 a.m. and left the house at 7:00 a.m. We drove to the town to which we’re moving next month. I was starving when we arrived so we stopped at Subway and picked me up a 6 inch tuna. Then we met withContinue reading “June 30, 2020”
I weighed myself this morning because for the past two days I have had a huge stool output – I assume the backed-up stool that caused my problems (but maybe not). I have had to empty my colostomy bag five times each day. And I have been as sick as a dog – weak, nauseous,Continue reading “June 29, 2020”
I’m having a tough time. I woke up this morning, felt well, ate breakfast, and climbed back into bed. A short while later, with no warning except a tiny, split second feeling of pressure, blood, mucous and feces poured out of my anus. It got all over my new nightgown (a cute number from WalmartContinue reading “June 28, 2020”
I am home. My cat does not want to leave my side. She is purring and nestling against me. I am loved as is she. We were apart for too long. I may have suffered in the hospital but I think this ordeal was toughest on her. I have much to say about my experienceContinue reading “June 26, 2020”
I have a lot to say but not tonight. It has been a very rough two days. They have increased my bowel regimen to include enimas administered through my now raw and traumatized stoma. It has been painful and exhausting. I am going home tomorrow. I cannot wait. I have to have two more enimasContinue reading “June 24, 2020”
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