#22 Surgery, Part Two

At the meeting with my surgeon last week, Dr. W gave me a full exam, checked my CT Scans and looked at my labs. She confirmed everything she saw was supportive of my ostomy reversal surgery.

If you've read any of my previous posts, you'll know the ostomy part of my treatment has been one of the hardest parts for me. So this surgery has been greatly anticipated.

I assumed that because it had taken over three weeks to even see Dr. W for my pre-surgery appointment, and because she only performs surgeries every second Wednesday, my surgery date would be late in September. But, I completely lucked out and got on her schedule for tomorrow.

Last Friday, I had an ink enema test to ensure the original surgery connection was sealed. And it was. Yesterday I did my pre-op labs and paperwork.

Today I'm on a clear liquid diet, and a full fast until surgery tomorrow.

While it's a relatively simple surgery, I will be in the hospital between three and five days as the medical team needs to closely watch my digestive system, especially my colon, restart after almost seven months of dormancy. Once out of the hospital, my recovery time should be relatively speedy.

Thanks in advance for all your support, love, prayers, healing energy and best wishes. They are deeply meaningful to me.

I'll catch up again once I get home and recovered.

Much love.
Tom

2 Comments

  1. Beth Rush on August 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Tom,
    Ahead of schedule! Love it!
    Everything you have been through has been endured with grace and now the you have reached the very goal you and we have all prayed for.
    Prayers continue with you and for you for tomorrow and your recovery period.
    Stay strong – you are!
    Sending love & hugs to you & Becky ~
    Beth



  2. Susan Kruger on August 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    YEAH! So glad you don’t have to wait another month for this surgery. We will keep you in our prayers that everything goes as planned, that there are no surprises, and that you have a speedy recovery.

    With love,
    Brian & Susan