Now that the tubes are out, what's next?
The first order of business is to continue to heal and remain infection free. I have a C/T scan scheduled in two weeks. Unfortunately I will have to drink that evil barium solution again. The purpose of this test is to make sure that I am infection free, and to make sure that any openings in the bowel or liver have fully closed off.
In early July, I will have a colonoscopy, and will consult with a gastroenterologist (GI guy) about the condition of my colon. We will determine if surgery is necessary, and if so, how much of the colon should be removed.
I have already met with a surgeon, who, of course, recommends surgery of all things! I understand he is an excellent surgeon, but I want to hear from the GI guy first, before undergoing major surgery.
So for now, I am just trying to get my strength back, and remain infection free. Hopefully I will get the nerve pain under control so that I can get some good rest at night too!