Well the finish line is still a moving target. I spent this last weekend in the hospital, yet again! Last Friday my blood counts dropped to an unsafe level (primarily platelets) so they admitted me to Hopkins hospital this time. My surgeon wanted me to have an IVC filter put in for the blood clots, so they quickly did that last Friday evening. I have to say that did give me some comfort knowing that if any more blood clots decided to travel that they would be caught before reaching my lungs. Blood clots aren’t something to mess with. Saturday they did a scan of my brain and abdomen and all are clear. Yeah! That was the first scan done since before the surgery. The rest of the weekend was spent trying to pump me up ... 2 blood transfusions, replacing electrolytes (magnesium, potassium), fluids, and monitoring my VERY low blood pressure. They also took me off the blood thinners until my platelet counts are high enough to support going back on them. I was discharged on Monday and am taking it easy and trying to get my strength back. I told my oncologist that if I need to be hospitalized again to please send me to Bayview so I can submit my reviews to Trip Advisor! Haha ... gotta keep laughing!
According to my surgeon, if my next scan (different type of scan) of my abdomen looks good, I can have the ileostomy reversal surgery in late June. That will be a happy day!
Hoping to be back at work the end of this week after numerous doctors appointments and getting some stamina back.
Until the next update ...
...... love, Julie