A young woman's adventures after being diagnosed with FAP.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Yodeling in the Porcelain Canyon
Within minutes of pressing enter on last nights update, things got worse, fast. I began vomiting. After an abdominal surgery, vomiting is a very bad omen. Between upchucks, I put a call into my surgeon's on-call number. When he called me back, he felt that it was a good sign that the Milk of Mag had opened the poop gates. He gave me the option of riding out this storm at home or being admitted to the hospital. He said about 50% of blockage cases work themselves out. If we were to go to the hospital they would give me an iv and the dreaded NG tube and then it would be a wait and see. So, we chose to play wait and see at home. After stopping all food and drink the vomiting stopped.
It was a long night in the Stolen Colon household. Fast forward to this morning. I am a bit nervous to put anything into my stomach. Needless to say I'm back on a all liquid diet this morning.
My name is Steph. At the age of 29 I was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). This blog is my journey through life with this disease.
I hope to use this blog to provide a way for friends and family to know what I am going through both mentally and physically. I also hope to provide a place for others w/ this disease to see that they are not alone.