Stomach activity is possibly a good sign. Little pain there in 18 hrs. 3 hour test yesterday: contrast pumped into stomach, xrays every 15 min to watch flow. The xray tech, great guy, didn’t seem to see much flow, not a good sign.
The very nice and good doc in lone pine said, yep, about 4 years after surgery is when these adhesions, scar tissue spreading and kinking the bowel, about 4 yrs is when this STARTS to appear. Hmmmmmmm.
Sleep almost nonstop - pain management, sickness, fatigue from my way of life.
One couldn’t be receiving better care anywhere. Kind, competent, excellent facility.
NG tube is agony.
I expect to see the docs this morning for a progress update and treatment outlook.
I’m guessing that the chopper transport vs road, and hospitalization suggest the life threatening nature of this condition. But being in there care, there is little risk.
I'll be inquiring of the staff if I can self treat in future incidents somehow. All this cost to society is barely justifiable for me. But as long as I can be productive in my work I will consider it.
Unable to voicetype due to high pain in throat, but have the laptop.
Guessing they will begin soft foods today, but have to wait to hear from docs.