Sunday, February 17, 2008

Back from the hospital and recuperating!


Thanks so much to all of you who prayed for me during my surgery! It was so greatly appreciated. I am home recovering. The surgery went well. I had esophagus surgery on Wed, the 13th. (for those who didn't know...it all happened rather quickly and we were unable to tell many people - one day doc appt. next day - surgery). I have had choking spells for 3 years now. I have a disease called achalasia and it causes the esophagus to shut tight and food/liquid would lay above the stomach rather than enter in. This is what caused the choking. I am home and recovering. They cut my esophagus to make the opening larger. They made 5 incisions and were able to do the surgery with no problems, other than it was extremely thick to cut through they told Brian. I will be skinnier soon as they changed the shape of my stomach with my surgery. They took a portion of it to cover the work they did so food won't enter back up, making it smaller. I am on an all liquid diet for about 8 days. Then a very mushy light diet for about 4 weeks or so. Jump start to that spring diet! (*trying to find the bright side! LOL) Brian, my darling and ever devoted husband took such great care of me and family and friends brought meals so we are holding up nicely. Thanks for all of you who knew and prayed.

Much love and praying that this post finds all of you and your loved ones in good health! I thank you in advance for your loving prayers and your faithfulness to God.
Love,
Tammy

3 comments:

Stampmouse said...

welcome back glad the surgery went well. continued prayers and good thoughts

Carolyn King said...

Huge hugs TAmmy! Glad the surgery was a success---feel better soon.

Prayers and hugs coming your way!

Diane said...

Checking in to see how you're doing. Glad your home, feeling better and able to let us know your progress. Still praying!!