Posted on December 6, 2016
Update from Esther!
I’m so grateful to be a recipient of one of the #youcaringgives scholarships!!Today is 2 months since I had the surgery. My home health nurse told me that when he first visited, 6 weeks ago, my surgical wound was 16.5 cm long and 3.5 cm wide. Today when he measured it was 5.5 cm long, and .5 cm wide. So healing is happening, though slow. I’ve started taking a “wound care” supplement that will hopefully speed up the process and address my excessive weight loss. I have an appointment with my surgeon on Wed to get a progress check. I had a CT scan Friday, and a blood drawn today, so I imagine I’ll get a good idea of how things have progressed. I have started to be able to manage my pain with Advil and less with painkillers, which feels amazing. I still have a ways to go, but I’ve come a long way since I was almost dead, 8 weeks ago.
I can’t believe that YouCaringGives thing happened! It’s amazing!! I reread that email 5 times to bryan on the phone this afternoon!!
I will totally grab some things for the Facebook auction, and I’m sure I have some fiber. I will share it around.
Now that I’m off the painkillers (or almost off them) I am far more lucid and will be online and just awake more.. the oxy was really just sapping everything out of me.