Friday, November 12, 2010

Surgery a Success!

I wanted to let you all know that my surgery yesterday was a success!  

Dr. Stuart Sherman replaced my stints for my SOD.  I actually have a different type of stint this time that wont have to be replace for about 4 to 6 months instead of the every 3 months.  So that was good to hear.  I barely feel anything from this part of the surgery!

The best part was that I was able to get my J-tube replaced!  My J-tube has been causing me a great deal of problems since September.  For those who do not know, I use my J-tube to get my nutrition from at night.  I hook up to a bag and it runs all night long.  I got in infection in this tube in September and it has been one thing after another with it since then.  This is the original tube that was put in January.

I had asked if it would be possible for Dr. Sherman to switch it out while I was there but he was not sure until he saw me yesterday.  So we were not sure until I was actually in the operating room.  He brought in one of his associates and he agreed to do it!  His name was Dr. Waxman.  He explained that I would be getting a brand new type of tube.  I was so excited.  It's funny, when you have a disease, you get really excited over weird things. :)

When I woke up from recovery, I was shocked at how sore I was.  When I saw the tube I could not believe it!  It is now very similar to the G-tube (the one I use for venting/drainage).  I was a bit concerned if it would work with my tube feedings I do at night.  But Dr. Waxman assured me it would be the same.  And sure enough, it was.  In fact, it was better!

I am still very sore today, but that is to be expected.  I am so pleased with the care I am receiving at Indiana University Medical Center.  They truly know about this disease.  Dr. Waxman went out of his way to replace my tube and I am so grateful to him.

Thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers!  And a special thanks to my dear friend Anne who came over a cleaned my house while we were gone!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you have found a medical team that is helping you!