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Well the time is finally here. I pray that I will finally be taking the first steps on the road to ending this diverticulitis/abscess/infected colon issue. It's going to take a while but the light is glimmering at the end of the tunnel. I will be having surgery tomorrow at 4 PM to remove the diseased section of colon. Then the plan is that I'll have an ostomy bag (right side, less of a hassle than a colostomy) for a few weeks, then that will be reversed. Pray for me, Rachel, doctors, and all involved that there will be smooth sailing with no setbacks or surprises. Rachel has come down with a cold (could be allergies) and feels terrible, and this is not a good time for that. The hospital has a super fast wifi and I will have many Internet tools with me so I'll be here and there. __________________ Visit The NEW ACRadio Dish Farm Check out FFCN Radio...now available on ROKU Like FFCN Radio on Facebook Visit the Google Play Store, BlackBerry World, or the App Store for the FFCN Radio official mobile app for smartphones/tablets.
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Will be praying for you Buddy and Your wife
all the doctors and nurses involved Phillipians 4:6,7
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Ah Barry, I sure wish it was not this way, but since it is, I will say that we will pray for a good and safe operation and that the doctors and staff and your wife and family will all do well during this procedure. We just never know where this journey will take us, but hope that this will be the start to the end of your colon problems.
We will be praying and thinking of you. Please ask Rachel or if she cannot, then you let us know how you did as soon as you or her feel strong enough to do so. Rest comfortably tonight as better things are in store for you. It's Another Great Day to Be Alive! __________________
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Thoughts and prayers with you and your family AC, wishing for a successful surgery and a quick recovery!
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AC...... all will go well because good things happen to good people. And you are one of the best!
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Good luck AC and it will be great to read your messages here when you are on the road to recovery.
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Prayers sent your way. Get well soon we are all with you!
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Barry, May God instill your surgeons with all the skills needed to bring you back to a state of good health! Ill be praying for you as well as myself as we both go under the knife soon. My thoughts and Prayers are with you, may your recovery be fast and uneventful!!
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Barry, I had a co-worker around our age who had the same surgery a few years back. Before the surgery, he was always grumpy, not that you are, but he was and you could tell he was very uncomfortable to say the least.
However after the surgery, he recovered fast and his whole demeanor changed. He was happy, funny and the only downside that I noticed is that he started making up for lost time with his eating and gained 30lbs or more. I asked when why he had put on so much weight and he replied because he's eating out more, including a couple of trips a week to the fish camp. So I don't think it's the end of the world, just a lifestyle adjustment. Also I'd advise against making too many trips to the fish camp a week like he does.
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My Mom required this surgery a few years ago. Her
had caused the colon to rupture and created a fistula. They left the ostomy for about three or four months. In her case the bowel was stitched back together at a very low point in the colon and they wanted it to completely heal before reversing the ostomy. She is doing well now and feeling fine, so I'd say you can look forward to feeling much better after you heal up. diverticulitis When they show you how to care for the ostomy make sure to learn all the tricks you can to getting a good seal around the stoma. If there is leakage at all it's like pouring acid on your skin. It becomes very red and sore very quickly. As long as that seal is good no problem. The initial patches they start you with are quite rigid and pop loose more easily. I think as you heal a bit you can switch to patches that are more flexible. Ask about that. They never switched my Mom from the rigid patches and I think that caused some of her problems with the ostomy sealing.
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Good luck to both of you, and have a speedy recovery.
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There has been a change of plans...the surgery won't be until in the morning 3/26/15 at 8:45 AM. I received a call at 6:45 AM wanting to know why I was not at the hospital, that the surgery had been rescheduled to 8:45 THIS morning. They were supposed to have contacted me about the reschedule and failed to do that. So as it is now I will be admitted this afternoon for surgery in the morning. God is in control of the scheduling and it will be at HIS time...thanks for praying. __________________ Visit The NEW ACRadio Dish Farm Check out FFCN Radio...now available on ROKU Like FFCN Radio on Facebook Visit the Google Play Store, BlackBerry World, or the App Store for the FFCN Radio official mobile app for smartphones/tablets.
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I've had similar surgeries myself due to cancer, and radiation treatments. As long as there is no radiation involved it should go well. Praying for you to recover quickly.
The advice on keeping the seal is good advice. Don't be afraid of the two piece units, and they make them with the holes already cut, get the size you need it's Much easier than fitting them.
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Also I'd advise against making too many trips to the fish camp a week like he does.
If I had to totally do without something I believe I would miss fish more than red meat...I'd join him at the fish camp! But I've been clear liquid since midnight, and I would really love to have a doughnut right about now... __________________ Visit The NEW ACRadio Dish Farm Check out FFCN Radio...now available on ROKU Like FFCN Radio on Facebook Visit the Google Play Store, BlackBerry World, or the App Store for the FFCN Radio official mobile app for smartphones/tablets.