Well I finally got my Intestinal Reattachment Surgery last Wednesday, whose condition I mentioned earlier in the year.
The procedure took only about 2 hours for the surgeons to complete. Also recovery went by faster as there was less work that was done. Everything else just went generally much quicker this time around as well.
The pain is nowhere near as bad as last time.
I was stitched up first, and my previous wounds were stapled up on the outside. Obviously I do still have some scars from the procedure, and I’ll be meeting with my Doctor again next week to see how everything’s going and to perform some finishing touches.
The yellow blotches are just a few wound discharges, and the large orange stripe across my chest was created from the bandaging used during recovery, nothing too serious to be concerned about.
It’ll probably take a few more weeks to make a full recovery.
Not much else to say, but finally…. I’m Normal Again!
(Well, physically, anyway.)
UPDATE 1/2/2009 = OK, I may have rushed this post a bit as quite a few changes have happened over the past few days.
First, I experienced a wound infection that appeared on my large scar, which basically means that I have a big, but not very deep, hole on my chest. I saw the Doctor on Christmas Day to confirm and treat my condition.
Then came the big shocker. I had been encountering some side pains, similar to the back pain I had in the summer of last year. The pains escalated until they finally peaked on Wednesday and burst out of me, literally.
My House looked like a homicide scene. There was blood everywhere, the Bathroom got the worst amount, as that’s the room I rushed to to stop the bleeding. After we put pressure on the lower wound (the one that was bleeding), we quickly drove to the Emergency Room to find out what had went wrong.
It turned out there was yet ANOTHER Abscess that had been growing there since the reattachment surgery. Luckily for this one, it burst *out* my wound, rather than all over my insides, and the pain went away afterwords. The doctor also physically opened up my wound with his fingers (which was intense, and crazy, I wasn’t even on Morphine yet). This new wound is probably about two inches deep.
So I spent a night in the hospital and went over the procedure for what to do this time. I now have not just one, but two open wounds that will require wet-to-dry dressing changes until they heal from the inside out, like my previous, vertical wound from last summer, only they’re not quite as big this time around. They should take about a month to heal.