Julie G. 17 years, 11 months ago

Well sorry it has been so long since I have gotten back to you. Went into surgery on Aug 9th. All went great. But I was bleeding out of my drain spot. Not the drain, itself. I was nauseated very badly and vomiting blood. I went down for my die test and threw that up too. I went back to my hospital room. They finally discovered I needed to be watched more closely and was down in ICU by Friday morning. By Sat morning, they realized after a blood infusion (7 units of blood) I still only had 6 units in my body!! Ok, DYING!! So they rushed me back into surgery to repair two spots that had continued to bleed. One was where they incision was (esophogas to small intestine) and the other spot was a main vein inside that had been damaged. WOW!! Got released yesterday and starting to feel human again. I never want to see a bed pan again!! I was dying without water the whole time. What little things in life we miss when we can't have them. I am doing great now. Lost 7 lbs in hospital. I am on cream soups, popsicles, water, stuff like that.

NORA P. 17 years, 11 months ago

CONGRATS with you surgery tomorrow my prayers are with you let me know how it goes since we have the same doc...

Jeniferlee 17 years, 11 months ago

Good luck in the AM and I hope you sleep better than I did the night before. Just remember to listen to your DOC and walk, walk, walk, walk and then walk some more- it really does help! Your in my thoughts and prayers! See you on the losing side!

Meka N. 17 years, 11 months ago

I pray that all goes textbook with your surgery and recovery. God Bless You! Godspeed, Malika

SusanA 17 years, 11 months ago

Julie, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! I am just a few weeks behind you and I feel great! I hope you have a swift and painfree recovery.

Steph Wiensz 17 years, 11 months ago

Good luck Julie, you have a lot of support behind you. Postive thoughts. Let me know how you are when you feel up to it. Steph

BlueEyes30 17 years, 11 months ago

Julie: I want to say, May God Bless you and keep you safe. All surgeries are risky but I think you will be fine. If you need anything I am here. Let me know when you have made it to the loosing side. Remember, kickboxing is out for several weeks after surgery. But, you can walk, walk and walk. This is an amazing journey for me also so far. I hope that you enjoy seeing the transformation as I do. Elizabeth

Kelly Jo W. 17 years, 11 months ago

Best of luck on your surgery! I hope your recovery is swift and uneventful!

~Stacy H~ 17 years, 11 months ago

Hi Julie, Prayers and good thoughts coming your way! See you on the losing side. Hugs, Stacy

SusanA 17 years, 11 months ago

Julie, Good luck on your upcoming surgery! You will feel like a new person in no time. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Be sure to post any questions you have on the Cali Board. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.
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