I’m remembering to take a deep breath, let it out slowly, and relax the shoulders.
It’s important to do that sort of thing, rather than get stressed out.
About an hour after I got home from work this evening I found out that I’m having surgery tomorrow.
I’ve been NPO since January 1st.
I’ve been on several antibiotics – first oral, then IV. (Had an allergic reaction to one in there, too! No more Ertapenem for me!)
About a week after I finished the oral antibiotic my pain began to escalate pretty significantly, and I started to have some low grade fevers. So Dr. Zelko ordered IV antibiotics – they seem to be what’s been needed to do the trick for me through the course of all of this craziness. So the order for Ertapenem. Well that one didn’t work out so well – so got switched to IV Avelox.
Should do the trick, right?
I did get better a bit for a couple of days.
And then, not so much.
My pain began escalating again. And for the last three nights my fever has been back – and is climbing.
My pain patch has been swapped out for one with bigger guns pain medication. Good thing – cause even with the patch on, I’m staying right around 7/8 on the 1 to 10 pain scale.
Not only that – my liver labs are starting to get funky. Sometimes TPN can mess with the liver. That seems to be the case for me.
So – the conclusion is – gotta get this surgery done.
So, I have to be at the hospital at 7:00 am.
Surgery is at 9:30 or 10:00 am.
It will likely last 4 to 5 hours.
I’ll be in the hospital at least a week.
So – keep me in your prayers, will you? That the surgeons will have wisdom, discernment, and great skill. That the outcomes of the surgery would be great – affording me a realistic/livable quality of life. That there are no leaks (I’m at high risk for that). That they are able to save my spleen (there’s a very real possibility that it will have to go – it’s been through a lot). That my mesh will not need to be replaced. And that pain control will be REALLY GOOD. Thanks friends!
The good news – the laptop seems to be all better. When I’m past the first few days of surgery, I’ll try and update from there.
More when I’m able. 🙂