Its Been a long slow recovery !!

By bizzach Latest Reply 2011-02-18 23:20:01 -0600
Started 2011-02-14 14:38:05 -0600

I have had surgery twice in the last 16 weeks and have been hooked to a wound vac and bed ridden for 6 weeks. I am trying to be optimistic but they say that it will be anywhere from 2 - 4 weeks longer on the vac. The visiting nurse comes twice a week to change the vac bandage and to draw my blood to check my blood cell levels. I am on pain medication that makes me sleepy, but all in all im tired of being stuck in the house. The only good things are i took everyone heres advice and have been eating a low carb high protein diet and my BGs are running quite well, thank you to everyone for your messages of concern it gives me hope!!!!

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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2011-02-18 23:20:01 -0600 Report

Get well faster than the doctors think you can.:) I pray that you will be well and back to yourself in no time.
Your Friend

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-02-17 20:27:36 -0600 Report

Hi! Glad to hear that you are mending well, and that your diabetes is cooperating in the process. Fantastic!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-02-16 23:31:27 -0600 Report

Best wishes that you will heal faster than expected. Being stuck in bed can be very frustrating. About half of last year the bed and I were pretty constant companions.

0tina0 2011-02-16 23:11:59 -0600 Report

O sweety…I really feel for you. I had a simple hernia repair Dec 9th and it went terribly wrong. Finally after spending the rest of December and part of January in the hospital…they went back in on Jan 7th and discovered a mess. The mesh they used had wrapped around and I had a bowel obstruction with 2feet of necrotic bowel. I lost almost 30 pounds and even tho I had it to lose…I am weak and sick most of the time. I did go back to work part time, but I'm certainly not myself yet.

Hang in there…you will get better slowly. E-mail me if you want to talk or just have something to do! Tina

CaliKo 2011-02-14 14:51:21 -0600 Report

It's hard to be the patient when you are tied to the bed for that long! I hope the time goes quickly, catch up on your sleep and your reading. Prayers for healing.

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