Paul Zahler

First post: Oct 21, 2020 Latest post: Oct 27, 2020
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From Paul On October 12th, I went to ER doubled over in pain They did CT scan and X-ray,  showed nothing.  I’ve never been in so much pain, they admitted me.

13th- surgeon comes to introduce himself and says I’ve seen reports, the good news is I see no masses etc.

Around 2-3 I get sent for another scan, now showed 1-1/2” hole in bowel, and a stomach full of poop.  An hour later, an ultrasound. Then surgery.  I woke to find myself on colostomy bag, “temporary” they say.

I remain in hospital till the 18th.  Total hell.

I was released at 3 PM

On 19th.  I came home to start recovery.  I’m bleeding thru the 8” steel staples holding me together. Mike Brown comes over and puts a pad and tape on it,  last night I bled about 4-6 ounces.  No sleep. Geoff flew up and was here around 3:00 yesterday.

Today we went back to ER to have incision checked and fixed.  Between 9 AM, and me refusing admission, at 3:30 they did another Catscan, and a heart ultrasound just for fun.

Tomorrow AM I have an appointment with a Cardiologist. Plus there is a small clot on my spleen, which is nothing to worry about, plus my pancreas is inflamed.  Tonight I’m home dealing with 1st Issue.  Recover and get off colostomy bag.

I am beat into the ground.  How did this happen?  No Idea.  Too exhausted to even talk now, PZ