Friday, November 03, 2006

Clicking my heels...

Got great news from Mayo today. It seems that the areas of concern, involving blood clotting or varices in my splenic, left portal, portal, and hepatic veins are no longer a concern. There will be no need for intervention or special instructions for prevention other than a minor medication addition. I guess my body has re-routed most of these veins, it has created "collateral veins" throughout the scarred areas and the areas of concern, which is kind of cool when you think about it. These collateral veins shunt blood away from the areas that could be problematic.

I also saw a nutritional counselor, and it was strange... due to my constant night time puking, I now have to eat small meals throughout the day (which I've naturally begun to do), refrain from eating too close to bedtime, (which I have felt that I needed to do but needed a kick in the pants to actually do it.) and I have to follow a low-residue diet. Or low-fiber, as it would be best explained. SO instead of a bran muffin, eat a poptart. No salads, raw veggies, very few raw fruits. Peeled apples. No red meat, white everything... regular pasta, white bread, crackers, white potatoes, etc. And no seeds or nuts. Being both diabetic and prone to high triglycerides, I had some serious concerns, but it seems that this type of food is easiest to digest, and my stomach has some fucked up issues. It's too small, and the food moves through it too slowly, hence the vomiting. SO if the diet keeps the vomiting at bay, then ok. Also, no caffiene in the late part of the day, or chocolate late at night. :(

This morning's funny elevator story... i am on the elevator at 6:45 on my way to appt. This lady says... are you feeling better today? I'm like: do I know you? and she's like: I talked to a woman who looked just like you in the elevator last night. And I was like: no, that wasn't me. And she was like: Well, this person had on Hello Kitty pajamas and was searching for a sprite.
Oh yeah... that's me! I guess the endoscopy drugs were better than I thought. I had no recollection of this encounter.

I have lots more pics, but our wireless connection is way slow so I'll wait and post them on Saturday.

There's no place like home...
There's no place like home...
There's no place like home...

3 comments:

gypsy said...

Great news!

Ray said...

Kate, Code, HooHooMaTwo!

ex-wicked said...

very exciting! tell your body "good girl!"

"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time . Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." --E.B. White