I had so wanted to be done with anything relating to my emergency appendectomy in July, but it seems that is not to…

I had so wanted to be done with anything relating to my emergency appendectomy in July, but it seems that is not to…

I had so wanted to be done with anything relating to my emergency appendectomy in July, but it seems that is not to be so just yet.

Had an area of my stomach that was bulging out some, in the last week it had gotta worse. We call the doctor and got an appointment, but it was in several weeks, and I felt that this needed to be seen sooner. Managed to get in contact with the doctor’s nurse this afternoon and explained what was happening, and she told me that I should go to the ER.

We were at the ER for about 3 to 4 hours I think, and learned that I have a incisional hernia, and I was told that this was not uncommon with those that have had abscess like I did when I had my appendectomy.

We have a number to call Monday to learn when my next surgery is scheduled, and while I don’t have to have surgery asap, it is best to get this taken care of now before it gets worse.

And, oh boy, can get worse.

#tired

Finally had my second follow up visit with the doctor today, and she was well please with how I was doing and said…

Finally had my second follow up visit with the doctor today, and she was well please with how I was doing and said…

Finally had my second follow up visit with the doctor today, and she was well please with how I was doing and said that I did not need any more follow up visits!

Right now I just to need work on rebuilding my stomach muscles a little bit more each week working toward regain full strength  and use.

We were very happy to have confirmed that I was doing as well as I felt I was doing. And so this will be my last update about this issue.

#medical #last #update #doinggood

Got some more papers from UAMS today… we qualified for the hospital assistance / discount program at 100% until…

Got some more papers from UAMS today… we qualified for the hospital assistance / discount program at 100% until…

Got some more papers from UAMS today… we qualified for the hospital assistance / discount program at 100% until early August of next year!

We still have the co-pays to cover, but that is something much more manageable that we can handle.

That is such a great burden that has been lifted.

#JOY #GreatBlessing

Another update, so far it seems the cavity seems to be filling in and the area is becoming more firm. And the…

Another update, so far it seems the cavity seems to be filling in and the area is becoming more firm. And the…

Another update, so far it seems the cavity seems to be filling in and the area is becoming more firm. And the Doctor’s office call and had to move the next follow-up visit back about 2 weeks.

So I’m hoping that by then the cavity and hole will be healed up and closed, and that side of things (except watching that I don’t lift anything too heavy for a while yet) will be done and over.

One bit of sadness, MEMS sent a letter seems I am ‘categorically ineligible’ for financial help. And the bill has already been turned over to a collection agency. Truly I don’t know we are going to do, and we still don’t know what UAMS is going to do.

I wish my efforts to make a little money selling my photos would have been successful, maybe a small taxable income would have helped more than no incoming at all in the past few years.

Sorry, but thinking about all this is somewhat depressing, all I can do it seems is just hope and pray that the bill collectors have mercy on us. We used to look forward to the mail coming, but now there is a sense of dread seeing that mail has come.

Had my post-op follow-up visit with the Doctor earlier today, happily they did remove the staples, and the Doctor…

Had my post-op follow-up visit with the Doctor earlier today, happily they did remove the staples, and the Doctor…

Had my post-op follow-up visit with the Doctor earlier today, happily they did remove the staples, and the Doctor was happy with how I was doing.

But there was one point of concern, at one place along the incision it has not closed up there is a ‘pocket’ there. If it does not heal up by the next follow-up visit in three weeks it will need surgery.

I’m hoping and praying that it does heal and close up, I really really don’t want to have more surgery done after recovering this much from the last one.

As for the bills, the paperwork for getting help is done, but it’s going to be +45 days before we know anything.

Still so far so good, just have to take it easy and not overdo, and keep things clean and dry and have faith.

Just a brief update on how I’m doing recovering from my appendicitis / surgery.

Just a brief update on how I’m doing recovering from my appendicitis / surgery.

Just a brief update on how I’m doing recovering from my appendicitis / surgery.

Generally I’m feeling better and more normal, but I still have to be careful and watch what I do, it’s going to be at least another couple of months with just weight carrying limits as I continue to heal.

It’s amazing the small things you take for granted, like such as I would enjoy a nice long shower. But I don’t think I can keep the incision fully protected, so a full shower will have to wait for a while.

I have a appointment this Wednesday, when I should get the staples removed, and hopefully the doctor will have good news that everything is doing just great.

But in all this there is some sad news, the bills are coming in, we went in the ER telling them my financial situation of not having a job / work in a long time.

We were given paper work for getting help, and heaven willing, we will have favor and get help. As so far the bills top $25k, all for a non-elective life saving emergency surgery.

It’s a shame that in what is commonly referred as a first world nation, that such medial emergencies can be so financially devastating for some people.

Last Thursday I posted that I that I have kidney stones, the next day want to be sure we headed off the UAMS ER.

Last Thursday I posted that I that I have kidney stones, the next day want to be sure we headed off the UAMS ER.

Last Thursday I posted that I that I have kidney stones, the next day want to be sure we headed off the UAMS ER.

After getting in and talking with a Doctor they were as confused as we were, so a CT scan was ordered.

Turns out I had a appendicitis, they planned to go in with the scope and all that get it out. Only it had burst, had a puss pocket, part of it has died.So they had to open me up and clean things out. All in all, as bad as it was, it could have been worse.

All because the appendix was not where is should have been, it was twisted up and around the colon, so the symptoms never presented completely right, and so we wait longer than we should have.

Got home yesterday, but this is the first time I could set down at the computer and do anything, and this is going to talk a  few months to recover from.

Thankfully I have a Family for support.

#nojoy right now it feels like i’ve got a kidney stone… makes me wish medical science was a lot closer to what is…

#nojoy right now it feels like i’ve got a kidney stone… makes me wish medical science was a lot closer to what is…

#nojoy right now it feels like i’ve got a kidney stone… makes me wish medical science was a lot closer to what is seen on Star Trek.

One pass of a tricoder i would know, and a quick visit to the doctor and all would be fix. 🙂

oh, the things you think of when your not feeling well.

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