I think the reason I haven't been blogging much recently is because there doesn't seem to be anything of interest happening from day to day. But in the past two weeks, a lot has happened.
|My feeding tube.|
I went home, and the major benefit of my feeding tube was being able to use it for my liquid painkiller so I didn't have to taste it. After a while though, I started to blame all of my frustration with the sluggishness of recovery on the feeding tube. It hurt when I moved around, and having to deal constantly with that pain was a pain, a literal thorn in my side. Not only that, it was the last physical thing in my body that obviously signified that I had surgery.
After I had had enough of it, I realized that the pain of the feeding tube was not worth its just in case function, especially because my weight seemed pretty stable. I was eating with minimal complications and was only losing weight at a rate of around 1lb/week. Finally, my surgeon removed the tube. Let me tell you, having a plastic tube pulled from your small intestine is a really really weird feeling. Thankfully, it only lasted for so long before the tube was out for good!
|On top of the Lanikai pillboxes. 1mo, 7 days post surgery.|
So all in all, things are going pretty well. There are still the constant reminders that I had the surgery done-- the allergic reaction I had to the steri strip adhesive, the almost constant fear of food getting stuck and having to regurgitate in public, not being able to scarf lunch down in twenty minutes. But progress is being made, and with each step, I'm a step closer to my new normal.