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Which is a good thing.  I suffered a massive GI bleed on Tuesday evening due to (they think) diverticulitis.  I lost, as one ICU nurse put it, "about a half a person's worth of blood."  Then spent the next 48 hours getting that blood put back in.  For a while it was a race between pumping blood in faster than it leaked out.  Then they were able to find the source of the leak and fuse the blood vessels.  Fun.  

Home now.  Have to go back on Tuesday for investigative colonoscopy to make sure I'm not still leaking somewhere.  Feel like an overfilled balloon - they pumped me so full of fluids that even though I was on no food, no liquids prep for colonoscopy, I gained 12 lbs overnight.  Now I'm just supposed to wait while the fluid and pressure levels equalize naturally.  Whee fun. 

Send happy thoughts!

Date: 2014-03-29 02:20 pm (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
Oh, goodness, honey!

I'm glad that you're all right (ish). Do you need someone to come down and fuss over you a bit take care of practicalities and such? I can fly down on Monday and stay until Wednesday for certain or Sunday if I shuffle some things. Don't hesitate to say 'yes', I'm in pretty good shape with physical stuff myself right now (*knock wood*) and can work from anywhere, yadda.

If it is diverticulitis, Sarah's mom has it too and could answer any questions you have/give you suggestions for living with, yadda.

Take care of yourself and keep us posted. And I do mean it on the coming down to take care of you!

Date: 2014-03-29 02:38 pm (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic

The silly kitten would also be willing to make a visit. For morale purposes, of course.

And I'm glad you're going to be taken care of. Offer to come visit, for assitance or even just for moral support, is totally open -- if you hit a point in your recovery once your sister's gone back home where you're just like "fuck it i'm just so done", let me know. You are on the list of "people I will fly to fuss over". :)

I hope the recovery is very swift!

Date: 2014-03-29 03:03 pm (UTC)
beatrice_otter: Sinclair--Not to Yield (Not to yield)
From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
Thank God you are still here! That must have been horribly scary!

Date: 2014-03-29 03:40 pm (UTC)
siegeofangels: The angel from Guido Reni's "The Angel Appearing To St. Jerome" (Default)
From: [personal profile] siegeofangels
Oh my God I'm glad you're okay! I will keep you in my thoughts.

Date: 2014-03-29 03:45 pm (UTC)
reginagiraffe: Stick figure of me with long wavy hair and giraffe on shirt. (Default)
From: [personal profile] reginagiraffe
Holy crap! I'm so glad you're okay!

As Miles says, it doesn't matter whether it's on the inside or outside, bleeding is bleeding.

Hope you recover quickly!

Date: 2014-03-31 12:03 am (UTC)
cinco: Spock looking doubtful: "O RLY?" (Default)
From: [personal profile] cinco
That sounds really scary! I glad you're okay--here's hoping for a speedy recovery!

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