Currently my baby brother is undergoing his first colonoscopy to makes sure we do not share this horrible disease, FAP. (ok, so he is not a baby at 26, but he will always be my baby brother!) I am praying that I am the only genetic mutation and that he will not be sharing this new family tradition with me. I will update the blog as soon as we hear anything from him. Which may be awhile, he is more sensitive to medication than me so I assume he'll take his time coming out of the druggie fog.
Besides sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear from Andy, life has been good at Jim and Dee's Lakeside Retreat. Mom and Dad have been doing everything they can to fatten me back up, so far they are successful for one pound. My appetite is starting to come back, and the anti nausea med is helping to make food sound good again. They also have me walking a lot. Yesterday consisted of 3 walks! One up hill (hard as hell thank you very much!), one long one around Walmart*, and one flat easy one. Also, Dad has given me a pedometer, so we can measure my progress. Yesterday I walked 3,000 steps. (I know that may not sound like much, but when just showering makes you feel like you ran 6 miles, 3,000 steps is A LOT) Today I am paying the price with a terribly sore abdominal muscle. (I guess that can happen when one of the main muscles that help stay erect has been cut in two and has a hole in it) But, the pain is nothing my extra strength Vicodan can't take care of. My nurse was right when she said around 3 weeks post op you will push yourself a bit to far.
Also I would like to thank everyone who has sent me something. The gifts, cards and flowers really mean a lot. It is very comforting to know others are thinking about you. Even the comments left on the blog letting me know you are "listening" to me make me feel good. I was planning to do a Shout-out post once in awhile to thank people, but Mr Manners (aka Dad) says I still need to write Thank You cards. So I will as soon as I have enough energy for it.
*Some of you may be surprised to read that I patronized Walmart, but up here in the boondocks it is the ONLY place to shop. Otherwise I totally would boycott the Wally World. (I boycott due to their practices, not to their cheapness. I am all about cheap, just not when it comes at others expense.)