I’m drinking a cup of coffee….

This is the first coffee I have had for a week…I did the caffeine withdrawal in the hospital…the killer headache…the ask someone different for a cup of coffee and maybe they will say yes…then they told me I was on a caffeine free floor.  Curses.

I was in the hospital last week for my second round of diverticulitis…I truly believe the doctor who sent me home with oral meds the week before didn’t really have the medical knowledge to treat my ailment and unfortunately I had to suffer for it.  My care was taken over by an infection disease doctor…who I must add is the best doctor I have ever had in my life…it almost makes me tear up to think about how much time he spent with me discussing what I should and shouldn’t eat, his plan of action for me to cure the diverticulitis and get on with my kidney surgery.  He sent me up with a Picc line and sent me home with IV antibiotics and I have total confidence that he is going to get me through this.  Total confidence is something I’ve never had in a doctor before and it peaceful.

I’m also eating contrary to the healthy eating I’ve been doing for the last year.  I’m eating white bread, I’m eating peanut butter, I’m eating soda crackers, I’m eating ice cream – I’m to eat soft and low fiber…only water, apple juice and grape juice – no coffee although one cup occasionally will not kill me…no onions, no green peppers…I no longer have pain but know that I still have heaping amount of infection in a 4cm abscess.

This too shall pass.

Took a short walk in the sun this afternoon and talked flowers with my neighbor Robbien and did I mention drinking a cup of coffee.

Going out to the deck to bask in this beautiful sun.

Until next time….

6 thoughts on “I’m drinking a cup of coffee….

  1. My sister just had a colon resectioning due to the same. Was not easy but she is so relieved to have the diver. bit behind her. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  2. Well when it rains it pours now doesn’t it…..damn!!! Hope the pic line with antib does the trick and resolves the abcess. Gut issues can be really painful and mess up one’s day….day after day. REAL DRAG.
    I’d like you to get passed this so you can get to the next issue (kidney) and put that to bed as well. Spring/Summer is coming fast and this is not the time you want to be sick….as if there is a good time. I’m hopeful the Kidney surgery is bandaid type surgery???? If so its a whole lot faster healing process that the old days of the 70’s and early 80’s.
    Sending you tons of positive energy…so glad you have a dr you feel good about.
    hugs, deb

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  3. I am so glad you are happy with your new doctor,and I am sure you’re researching yourself.
    I remember talking to someone who was also dealing with diverticulitis w/absess and he and I were eating the same foods. I really hope it’s under control soon. You gotta build your strength!

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  4. When my gut is acting up my favorite go to food is mashed potatoes. It gets me through every time.

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  5. MB….caffeine free hospital u its are the work of the devil….or could be if you get enough addicts together on the floor

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  6. Being comfortable and trusting the doctor makes life so much easier. I am glad this guy makes you feel more at ease. I have never heard of a caffeine free hospital unit. Wow! I’m glad to hear no more pain. I hope the infection goes away quickly. I am glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to get out for a walk.

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