Monday, May 15, 2006

What's Next?

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!

2 comments:

Téa said...

Sounds great so far, David. I pray that your pain & nerve problems will resolve soon. Hooray, no tubes!

Mary A said...

David, I am so thankful the tubes are out. I'm sorry you now have the nerve pain, but will continue to pray for you. I hope that all goes well with remaining infection free. I know this has been, and continues to be, a trial, but thankfully you caught it in time to do something.