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March 29th, 2014

Well, I'm alive. . .

Which is a good thing.  I suffered a massive GI bleed on Tuesday evening due to (they think) diverticulitis.  I lost, as one ICU nurse put it, "about a half a person's worth of blood."  Then spent the next 48 hours getting that blood put back in.  For a while it was a race between pumping blood in faster than it leaked out.  Then they were able to find the source of the leak and fuse the blood vessels.  Fun.  

Home now.  Have to go back on Tuesday for investigative colonoscopy to make sure I'm not still leaking somewhere.  Feel like an overfilled balloon - they pumped me so full of fluids that even though I was on no food, no liquids prep for colonoscopy, I gained 12 lbs overnight.  Now I'm just supposed to wait while the fluid and pressure levels equalize naturally.  Whee fun. 

Send happy thoughts!