DAY 10 – HAPPY DISCHARGE DAY!

It’s Discharge Day!pain_scale_faces

Today is the day Matt & I make a break for freedom!

No tubes

No tags

No required measurements

No cancer

A happy stoma

It’s all about peace & quiet of the mountain in Malibu now. Back to routine, back to healing, back to cooking and eating and freedom.

We’ll be back here at the hospital (I’m sure they’ll have a name plaque on the wall for us by then, ha ha) in July for the ‘reversal’ where I will have the intestines reattached and everything put back together. Then we test the new J-pouch system the Dr. Childs created for me. This procedure will call for a few days in the hospital (trying not to think of Gilligan’s 3 hour tour).

Both Matt & I are in good spirits. We celebrated the final evening watching episodes of Portlandia and Jon Stewart, eating and drinking merrily and BS-ing with the nurses. They’ll miss us when we’re gone. For a few minutes.

cancer_pre_surgery

Before

eating_post_second_surgery

After

Matt is so impressed by my new stoma he wants to make a video and put it on YouTube. He’s a funny bastard, people.

If he does, we’ll post it here first!

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