I hope you're all doing well with the pandemic craziness as well as your health. Just wanted to give a little update on my recovery.
Had a Hartman procedure for perforated diverticulitis. I wore a colostomy bag for about 4 months and had a successful reversal on
March 10, 2020. I gotta tell you I feel amazing. My bowels work better than ever before. I put back on all the weight I lost from
the surgery and I'm getting strong again. I have a little bit of bulging in my stomach by the ostomy site. Had a cat scan to see
if it was a hernia which I was almost positive I had. Turns out it's not a hernia but some scar tissue built up. Going to see the Doctor
on Monday to see about my options for maybe taking care of that.
2 weeks ago, I stepped back into the wrestling ring which is something I never ever thought I'd be able to do again. I'm not
taking any bumps or falls just yet. I want to ease into that. But I'm training young aspiring wrestlers and getting myself into shape
at the same time. I've never been passionate about anything in my life as much as I am about being a wrestler. I thought that was
something I'd never be able to do again after I woke up in the hospital with a long incision on my belly and a bag full of poop hanging
from the side of my stomach. I never even knew what a colostomy bag was until I woke up with one.
I'm so thankful to God, my family and especially my girlfriend that have been there for me since the beginning. I'm not ready
to take my shirt off at the beach just yet, but I'm feeling more and more confident each week. My journey back has been positive
so far and I'll never forget how lucky I am.
If anyone has any questions for me about my journey, please reach out. I'd love to help in anyway I can. I wish you all a
very Happy 4th of July.