Wednesday, Day One Post-Op:
Well, like Sarah said, there is not a whole lot to report. I slept a lot and ate ice most of the day Wednesday! I sat up in a chair twice, and I actually took a walk down the hallway last night. I was pretty proud of myself! They brought me a dinner tray around 7:00 last night and guess what I had??? Yes, jello, again!
I have all kinds of tubes exiting my body! I have four incisions on my belly, plus the ileostomy. The doctor was able to do the surgery with a laparoscope like we were hoping, so the recovery should be easier. He was very pleased with the surgery. He looked at all my nearby organs and they all looked clean and cancer-free. We won't have any of the pathology reports back until sometime next week.
I don't have much pain and I haven't been sick to my stomach! I am sore, of course, and I have a morphine pump so I am able to medicate myself as needed for pain.
So far, so good! Thank you so much for all your prayers! Mark and I can't even express to you what it means to us! We love you all!
Ellen, thanks for the song this morning!