Blockage

A week ago, in my post ‘Daily Struggles‘, I concluded with the following –

I wake each morning knowing what the new day will bring and go to sleep each night knowing the struggles I face.

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I continue the current treatment in hopes there is some good to come out of what is very bad right now.

Honestly, I feel my days are numbered and with each passing day my death will arrive much sooner than much later.

In today’s post, I write the following –

Last Tuesday I entered the hospital and today I remain.  Most likely several more days this week I remain here with hopes of feeling much better when I leave.  So, why did Dr. C. decide I needed to be in the hospital?  And what is taking so long to keep me here before I can leave?

A couple of weeks ago when my lymphedema was increasing with fluid in my legs and trying to push up and out of my body, my abdominal region began to increase and bloat.  This was about the weekend my mom, sister and brother were here visiting.  Image3At that time, it was assumed the bloating was a result of the lymphedema fluid being pushed into this area and not properly exiting my body.  The bloating never really reduced and instead became worse over the weeks with finally causing issues the weekend immediately prior to entering the hospital.

Over the past weeks of experiencing the abdominal bloating, my appetite decreased as did my activity level; with the pain level increasing.  This was the main reason for my appointment with Dr. C.; the abdominal bloating and the review of my pain management.

Let’s go back to Saturday a week ago and I was feeling horrible that evening and I was losing at the tiredness war and losing at the trying to eat conflict.  Gary indicated I needed something in me and suggested I try drinking Gatorade to replenish my electrolytes and other nutrients I had been losing for the previous weeks.

One small sip and I was then hit with nausea.  The nausea was then following by large amounts of vomiting that proceeded off and on for the next 3 days.  I entered the hospital on Tuesday at which time a tube was inserted through my nose to start reducing the fluid that had built up the previous weeks.  I thought this would never end and was amazed how much fluid was in my stomach, small and large intestines.

What caused this fluid buildup?

After a scan had taken place, it was determined I have a blockage between my small and larger intestines.  20170416_194313 (2)It is believed the blockage is caused by my cancer.  It is certain it will have to be dealt with before going back home.

7 days later and I continue to be in the hospital and be treated well enough I hope to go home soon.

But what about fixing the blockage?

I should know more today concerning what is next with this blockage issue.  I should be able to let you know later this week with better, up-to-date information.

But for now, I appreciate you allowing me this past weekend to rest and take some time to catch-up on me.

70 thoughts on “Blockage

  1. Just thinking of you, sending warmest wishes and hoping that they are able to find out exactly what is causing this blockage and sort it out for you. It is for me to thank YOU for continuing to share your life’s trials with us. I think I speak for everyone who reads your words that you are a very very loved and respected man, Terry and ever single one of us is hoping upon hope for better news. Keep fighting the good fight with your cheerleaders lined up and calling you on ❤️

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  2. Hoping for the best for you, Terry, and so grateful that you take the time to keep your many friends updated. Take time to rest and heal and respond to all the Dr’s are asking of you right now. I’d disable comments more often, if I were you. Many hugs.

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  3. Thank you for keeping us updated Terry. This must be so difficult for you and Gary. May you have your question answered as you find strength. Sending love and light your way to help you meet today and tomorrow. 💕

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  4. Thinking of you, Terry. Thank you for sharing your life with us; you are an incredibly courageous, thoughtful and honest man. I am praying that this hospital stay allows your body and mind to find some moments of peace. (No need to reply!) 💓

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  5. Terry… love and light as always, to both you and Gary. Please don’t feel the need to respond to every comment, I know, as a blogger, that each and every comment and follow is special and much appreciated… use your energy to heal and be good to yourself hunny.

    Xx CJ xX

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  6. Hello…..glad your getting some answers, keep up the good fight against this nasty disease…I am glad your where your getting relief and I am positive your medical team is taking the best care of you…and you have Gary watching over them….sending you nothing my love and moon beams my friend…XXXkat

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