Okay. So I had surgery June 30. Cap is out — they had to remove a foot of intestine around it, because of all the scar tissue/adhesions that’d built up around it. Stupid thing was caught right at the juncture of small & large intestines, so the connector is gone, too.
Good omen: the hospital had me on solid foods my last day there. My last meal at the hospital (on their initiative, I had no choice)? A cheeseburger. 😉
Bad thing: they also found I have endometriosis. No real surprise, though, as my sisters and mom have it, too.
I’ve been slowly working my way through my usual diet, though I’m holding off on things like brussell sprouts and broccoli for a few weeks. No pain-after-meals so far — not even with a treat of a McD’s fish sandwich and fresh hot-from-the-fryer fries. I’ve lost over 10 pounds since the surgery — NOT a recommended way to lose weight. Docs said not to worry about it.
Now it’s just gathering all the info and bills. Then we’re gonna go after the idiot gastro.