Did you miss me? I missed you! Where have a been? Well, you are about to find out!
=Reader beware because while the story is not horribly graphic it’s still kinda gross=
Right after Christmas, I started to feel really crappy (pun intended). At the beginning of November I began a new pain medication regimen. Thanks to having Osteogenesis Imperfecta and having broken more than 300 bones over the course of my lifetime leads in your later years to lots and lots of Osteoarthritis. The new medicine however I did not realize meant that I would have more serious issues with constipation. So, over Christmas, my intestines got so stuffed up that it all got stuck to the point that my bowel actually perforated and proceeded to make a septic mess.
Obviously the fact that I am writing this means I that I am alive! The last 7+ months are some of the hardest months of my life. I only have 20 percent of my colon left and currently have a colostomy bag while we allow time for the perforation to heal. I also have a feeding tube for when I have to have surgery and can’t eat (also because my stomach digests really slow now) I also had a drain attached to my gallbladder for the last 5 months because 2 months into my recovery my gallbladder decided to call it quits. I had to wait 5 months to allow the other injury to heal and allow the organs that got poop on them to shrink back down to normal size.
Last week I was finally able to get my gallbladder removed so now it is just more waiting while all that heals. Eventually, my doctors and I, once things have been calm enough for an extended period of time we would like to reverse the colostomy but I am willing to wait till the time is right.
So, now that you know where I have been I figured I should clue you in with where things are going with the blog! So, my big grand re-opening of sorts of new content begins……drumroll, please…….. Wednesday, September 2nd! I am going to start doing once a week posts and will hopefully if my writing energy and stamina continue to grow will to include more days as time goes on. The bulk of the content will be the book reviews but maybe some other stuff too.
That’s one good thing about all this medical drama my anxiety has been more under control so I am less scared to take chances or make changes. Almost dying really helps you keep things in perspective that’s for sure.