Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday August 7

I have been home from the hospital one week today after surgery for my feeding tube.  I can't say I made much progress this week.  I am feeding through the tube every night from 7 p - 7a.  I get 1500 calories a night with 1250 liters of fluid.  I call it my baby formula.  I still have a very sensitive esophagus and vomit about 6 times per day usually when I first wake up or when I am swallowing pills with water.  I am still not able to eat any food or drink any liquids.  I was told it would take 2-3 weeks before this would take place.  Most of the pain in my abdomen is gone from the surgery, however the pain in my chest from esophagus is actually worse.  I am using Oxycontin every 12 hours and taking Percocet for break through pain and most days I am using about 5-6 of the Percocet.  I was hoping to be off of these by now.  I have not gained any weight but I did stop losing weight.  I now weigh 161 lbs.  I have began any chemotherapy treatments yet.  I am would like to be able to take some food by mouth first.  I did get the staples out of my abdomen on Thursday and site looks pretty good. 

We have had a few people look at our house.  One couple may be coming back for second look this week.  We are keeping our fingers crossed.

This past Friday was my official last day with the Kent Fire Department.  Very sad day for me.  I loved that job and all those people!

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