***Today's post is rate MA for mature audiences only. It may contain emotions and facts not suitable for all readers. Reader discrection is advised.***
While sitting at my colorectal's office waiting for the doc, I found myself fascinated with the poster of the digestive system. I ended up playing a game of seeing if I could locate the organs that I might lose if the endoscopic specialist at Mayo can't help me. I decided that my insides would be pretty empty. I've already lost my colon and rectum (and appendix of course, can't lose the colon and keep the appendix. It would be like amputating the foot while keeping the big toe). I tried to picture what my insides would look like if I lost my duodenum, gallbladder, part of the pancreas and part of the stomach. Then I found myself concentrating on the digestive organs that would be left, it didn't seem like much. Amazing that we can lose these organs and still manage to live.
On a related note, I am heading back to the hospital tomorrow AM. Doc wants to have another look around the pouch and possibly do another dilation. We believe the lovely stricture that landed me in the hospital a few weeks ago is starting to reform. We are hoping this procedure will help to get rid of the abdominal cramping and help regulate the number of times I go. Right now, I vary from not "going" for a day or two to the dam breaking and going well over 30-40 times. FYI both extremes are VERY uncomfortable in their own way.