Feeling appreciative

7am on day 10 of my hospitalization.  There is a possibility that I may go home today. ?  I had the spinal surgery and had the gamma knife radiation.  Both with some success I might add.  That gamma ray thing is really freaky.  I woke up a few times and you are just in what seems like a long white box.  You start questioning where you actually are.  Am I in a test?  Am I dreaming?  Am I really in the hospital or is this just some sort of weird dream cycle I cannot get out of?

Apparently watching me with the test freaked my boyfriend out.  Seeing screws in your girlfriend’s head is somehow easier than dealing with an ileostomy?  Who knew?

But I seem to be healing well now.  Walking might be nice though.  Haven’t even gotten down one hallway yet.  Although my guess is that there will be little gremlin like people here to push me again.  Yesterday, it was poop.  You know, because it is necessary to fill your body with toxic amount of laxatives so that you can have enough bowel movement to clog the city sewers!  But hey, what do I know!?

Thank you for all the well-wishes and prayers.  I am definitely a believer that we have a group consciousness that can support each other in times of need.  So, again, thank you!  I will keep everyone updated.


About Cheryl

My name is Cheryl. I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in February 2011 when I was 42 years old. This is a blog about my journey to survival.
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4 Responses to Feeling appreciative

  1. hankborden says:

    Always in your corner.

  2. goldeygrad97 says:

    Glad to see an update. I have been thinking of you.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Poop away, Girl! I was discussing your surgery with my amazing physical therapist doctor guy, and he wished to express his thoughts that do not balk at therapy to get mobile again. The pro’s will help speed your recovery and know all kinds of nifty tricks to accomplish tasks and ease your pain. The worst thing you can do is not move once the docs say it is okay. Even just lying in bed: stretch your legs and arms if you can. Everything you can do will help. I know of what I write! So happy we are talking about your improvement!!

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