Friday, June 03, 2005

I want one of these...

It was a very good appointment with the specialist today. He is much more optimistic than Dr. S, and says that there's a 50/50 chance I won't need surgery... possibly if I can avoid infection and take really good care of myself, my body might reabsorb the infectious fluid and dead tissue. There are a lot of compelling reasons to avoid going in even for a simple drainage procedure, as this would introduce more potential infection in there, and would lead to long term complications.

So I still could get sick and have to go in for more procedures, but he seems optimistic that my age and otherwise decent health will be in my favor in this case. He also said that the pancreas is pretty pissed, and I'll likely spend more time in the hospital in the next year or so for pancreatitis, even without obviously exasperating it, just because of the sensitivity of it. But even at that I can still hope for avoiding surgery.

So my orders are to eat well, sleep a lot, take short walks, and rest for the next week. It's hard to eat with the bloating, but I am working on it. It's also hard to get enough calories since I have to eat low fat, low sugar. I am going to try to eat small meals more often, I guess.

I am greatly relieved, and happily resting today... I think tomorrow will be more of the same.


gayhorrorgeek said...

Good to hear about your visit. It sounds like this has been a major turning point in your life. I'm glad to hear that you and Becky are on the same page and enabling each other in a good way.

By the way, thanks for "shout out" for my blog. I think you are the only person who has read it. *Sigh* Seems a bit fruitless.

gayhorrorgeek said...

Wow, you have a lot of people reading yours! By the way, how did you get that little site meter at the bottom? I did the same one as you, but it isn't there. Did you pay something?

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