- Ileostomy Take-down is the official medical term for the procedure — so cool (I would have thought it would be some fancy Latin term, but this is SO much better);
- When you read that term (ileostomy take-down), you should do so to the tune of “everybody dance now” — so good!
I know I will be dancing about once I am healed enough.
That’s right! The ostomy bag is gone, and recover in the hospital was only a couple of days. On top of this, the imaging I needed to get done before my follow-up with the oncologist was able to be squeezed in the morning of my release.
It’s so nice to be able to sleep through an entire night again!
The next step is to visit with the oncologist and go over all the imaging and results. Fully expecting a clean bill of health and transitioning into a “monitor” mode. The light at the end of the tunnel.
As a side note, I had lots of visitors. Bill and Gary made it up from Sweet Home, and John and Lenore made it down from Seattle area. My brother (John) and his significant other are doing keto. After much discussion and interrogation, Julie and I have decided to give that a try. They both look great and have each lost about 20 pounds in a couple of months.
And the cherry on top was coming home after release from the hospital to find the house cleaned and all the yard (1.7 acres worth) mowed and cleaned up. Mel and Val are our heroes, we love them dearly.
Next appointments are the follow-up with the oncologist on October 24th and the surgeon on October 30th.