Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve 2010

Wow! This year is quickly drawing to a close.

I can say that I am happy to have it fall "behind" me...ha! ha!

Last year on New Year's Eve I was in so much anticipation of the new year coming because it was one step closer to my second surgery.

Now that it is wrapping up I am thankful for the great strides in recovery I have made.

I am looking forward to a blessed 2011 with GREAT health and remaining cancer free as I will in 2011 start year two of five being followed by the oncologist. I think I have mentioned that while my cancer was removed at surgery time I still need to be followed. Crazy how I was given the statistics of a five year mortality rate for colon cancer. I surely hope I will beat the odds. God grant me that.

2011...I great you...just minutes away now.

Monday, December 27, 2010

my own little wrapping

So after being on the mend from this two step surgery. With one anniversary behind me and approaching the anniversary of surgery step number 2 I have come to the conclusion that the wrapping left behind was not so pretty.

It's not pretty or neat. It's not colorful. I can not even see it. But it is there. Some days wrapped pretty darn tight.

What wrapping am I talking about....well that would be scar tissue.

I think I have the most at the the ostomy site. While the scar from the outside still shows and well doesn't flatter my could be worse. So I'll take it. Most days I don't even notice it. But when that naughty wrapping on the inside tightens up....oh what a pain.

Does anyone else have this issue? I am pretty sure that it was partly to blame for my blockage back in November with my hospital stay.

Tell me about your wrapping. I'd love to swap stories.

Still healing,