It’s another week in the life of my general medical excitement. And what have I learned this week? Last week involved eight separate biopsies from inside my bits. All came back normal (phew) except for the section in which I’m currently having my Cronn’s-inspired fun. I am a heterozygote: genetically partially deficient in Thiopurine Methyltransferase. [...]
Yesterday I had another colonoscopy. It went very clearly and very smoothly. I say “clearly” because most of my hospital-based experiences of late have been not unpleasant but very hazy. Tending to resurface in snippets and impressions, mostly. For example, this weekend I re-watched a documentary about the Hobart Shakespeareans that I had watched the [...]
Hi everyone. It’s actually surprising how many people read about my health travails and even more surprising how many people genuinely seem to care. So say my stats and my comment log, anyway. I’ve been neglectful in faithfully updating in this regard in the past few weeks. Perhaps I hope it will magically evaporate, go [...]
I got out of the hospital yesterday late afternoon, and spent from then until now sleeping–I never sleep that solidly (though I do sleep a lot) in the hospital. I had to drink barium again (bleck) yesterday, though in a much smaller dose than my first CT scan in January, accompanied by anti-nausea meds (magical!), [...]
Yep, still in the hospital. The general consensus is that I have a bowel obstruction, but there’s some un-clarity about why. Some doctors are posing something to do with Crohn’s Disease, while others are almost certain I don’t even have Crohn’s. So, it’s a lot of wait-and-see-ing. Blockages like this caused by complications to surgery [...]
This time it appears that I have a partial bowel obstruction. Woke up last night with what I would describe as the worst stomach cramps/ pain I’e ever had Ended up in the ER, another CT scan, now I’m checked in again after five hours in the ER. The prognosis looks like a few days? [...]
Just posted photos to Flickr of my surgery adventure. Enjoy!
Today is the first day I have dragged myself into the office, for a few hours. I wish I had more to update you on or discuss than my inner bits, but that’s how things have been rolling in my life. Most of the previous posts I cannot recall writing. I spent the weekend resting, [...]
Hi everybody, Lyza back in the blog saddle for now. I came home from the hospital today and have made a lot of improvement just in the past twelve hours. They made me stay an extra night because I’ve been having some odd tachycardia (really fast heartbeat) and they wanted to make sure I wasn’t [...]
Here I am in my hospital bed! Not too much pain, things are going pretty well. Just got a wicked dizziness and feel weak (I haven’t eaten since Sunday). My room isn’t too bad, though it isn’t one of the coveted treeside rooms. I’ll be going for a short walk down the hallwauy with a [...]
From the archive, a few random posts that you might not have seen before.