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That’s right. 24 hours…the amount of time I spent outside CTCA after being discharged yesterday, and then having to be re-admitted today. I felt fantastic yesterday when I was discharged. In fact, I had scheduled a hair appointment for that afternoon because I had so much energy and had no pain. I also walked around the Scottsdale Borgata and checked out swimsuits. It was such an exhilarating feeling to be out and about on my own. I also haven’t really shopped at any stores or malls this year (except for the brief stint with Lisa). Everything I have bought has been online, so I was having a great time just being inside the swimsuit store trying on suits.

Shortly after, the fun ended and I started having back pain where the surgery had taken place days earlier. This was strange because I had not felt pain there since surgery. Why was it all of the sudden showing up now?

I spent the rest of the day/night visiting with friends at my house and taking care of misc. items and paperwork. As the night went on, I started having cold/flu-like symptoms including: chills, fever, sore throat, body aches and more. The fever wasn’t too concerning to me because I have had a fever every night since the surgery. I decided to wait to see how I would feel the next day before calling my care manager at CTCA.

Today (Sunday) Erika and I spent a good portion of the day running a few errands. I still had major pain in the back and a new annoyance of a stomach ache. Actually, the stomach issue felt similiar to what I had months ago with the pancreatitis. I was nervous that this may be another round forming. I called the care manager on call and she spoke with the doc. They wanted me to come in.

Within a couple of hours, Erika and I were back at CTCA. Based on the tests so far, the doc seems to think it is either an ulcer, gastritis or something wrong with my gall bladder. He set me up to have a hidascan tomorrow after radiation to take a closer look at the gall bladder to see if this is in fact the root of the problem.

We still don’t know what is causing the stomach issue.

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