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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Still no resolution

This stomach is giving me a different kind of heartburn. More of a literal heartburn than anything physical. It seems there's fluid meandering about the newly shaped stomach, but it's not passing through as one would expect.

So the docs are strategerizing to figure what the problem might be. Right now the consensus is to let Dr. Boyer decide which approach to take. Looks like that will likely be the infamous barium swallow study, but we shall see.

It has been wonderful hearing from my friends the past few days and I plan to keep you all informed as I find out what's going on with my body.

So far, I'm recovering nicely from the surgery. Parts of my back, right side and chest remain numb, but this is not unexpected, the nurses and docs say. As the swelling from the surgical areas goes down, I should regain much, if not all, of the feeling.

The surgical sites are healing well and have led to no complications.

I saw that our company finally has gone private, so let's hope that creates a sense of ownership and security for those of us left to put out the paper. I'm still planning to be back in early February and hope to see you all then.

I'll keep ya posted.


John Cutter said...

Glad the news remains good. We miss you (yes, even I miss you...sort of)...see you in February. JC

Lilly said...

I came to visit you last Saturday but your door was closed. I knocked a couple of times, I just didn't want to wake you if you were resting. But I do want you to know that I am thinking of you and that I'm holding you to that February return date!

Get well soon, my dear.

abg said...

Sorry to read about the hiccup (hmm, poor choice of words) in your stomach.
Glad to see the rest is getting better, though.
Love to have you back. Ok without you, but much better with.
all the best.
andy g.