On November 22nd I walked into the Emergency Room and by the 24th I was ‘Praying for a Poop‘.
Just yesterday, I realized that the poops were coming regularly again.
Last week I went for a 10 mile bike ride and had no pain. That was a few months ahead of the plan I had for myself. My surgeon says the wound is 85 percent healed. The last 15 percent will take another year.
I will now deal with the Crohn’s diagnosis but for now, it sure feels great to be on the other side of mending. I am working (if you can call what I do work) and even enjoying a few meals. So far, sushi (rice), raw vegetables, popcorn and Mexican food are out of my food rotation because they make me feel awful.
I can live with that.
I am grateful for all the patience shown by my family, partners, LP’s, friends and customers as I lay on the couch and could not do much of anything.
I am wrapping up a heavy few weeks of antibiotics that am hoping to be infection free in my gut.
I have this new perspective that comes with being sidelined, and some funny stories.
Thanks again for sticking with me, the notes of support and following along.