Was Sicker Than I Thought, Lol
So, I ended up in the hospital for a couple days. smh
Not only was I dehydrated but my blood work was all over the place. I was low in just about everything so I had a couple days of fluids and a bunch of different pills or shots to get my numbers back up.
I have to take the imodium 4 times a day but it has thickened up my output which has allowed me to eat better and the doctor said it would help with my leak issue as well.
When talking to one of my nurses, I was telling her about my bag leaking but there not being any signs of a leak around my stoma and she said that what probably happened is the the bag itself got a small hole in it and began to leak. Which answered that question for me. She says that where you fold the end to empty it can get small punctures or just wear a small hole and it can cause a leak. I do believe that it was happened on those two occasions.
I went for a follow up yesterday with my doctor and he order more blood work and is trying to schedule me a test, barrium enema with contrast xray, which does not sound fun at all. I can't get it scheduled until I make a payment toward the cost and that is so infuriating! We are paying $100 here and $100 there trying to keep up with everything and then to have to pay on something before they even schedule it makes me so mad. Nothing I have had done is left unaddressed. Everyone is getting money from us so I don't know why they would treat me like I'm not going to pay for it.
My doctor goes on vacation the first two weeks in May and he was hoping to be able to do my reversal surgery the end of the this month but I have to have that test to make sure there are no leaks and that the areas where he operated are open enough to not cause problems. Then to have this issue over money slowing things down is such a pain.
Oh well. I'm still here at least. lol
So I hope life is treating you all well. I'm tired but moving along.
Thanks for listening again. I appreciate you and your time.