I left the hospital last week in a shadow of discouragement. There weren't any answers. No reassurance that things would turn out differently than last month. Yes, the obstruction had cleared for now. But it could reoccur at any time.
My good friend Shelley is a dietitian. Since July, we'd been e-mailing back and forth with theories about digestion, breaking down adhesions, and preventing bowel obstructions. She’d even posted the question to her dietitian listserve. Apparently, there's no easy solution.
With a 9-day hospital stay, I figure I've lost 45% of that special something.
My fatigue from the hospital gets farther away. After I’ve changed position several times, I ask him, “How long are you standing in there today?”
|Beats clear liquids!|
|A good sign!|