Posted in January 2014

Convatec + Convatec

Convatec + Convatec

Day 18 Post Op: Changed from Hollister to Convatec urostomy set up. Now able to use the same wafer for both ostomies. Very convenient and cost effective! Rats! I’ve got some real pain in my right flank today. Talked to Healther (back up for JT, my home health nurse) and she’s contacting Dr. Breyer and … Continue reading

Day 15 Post-op: Infection and playing pool

Day 15 Post-op: Infection and playing pool

  Woke up yesterday with a stabbing pain in my back. My nurse, JT from Barton Home Health, came to the house and collected a urine sample and blood. Blood showed infection, but urine was inconclusive. On Keflex (antibiotic) and feeling much better. Went out for lunch with Tricia, Peggy and Earl and played some … Continue reading

Stage IV Fighters are my Heroes

Stage IV Fighters are my Heroes

I am a stage 3 survivor and stage 4 fighters are my heroes…Their fighting spirit combine soul-baring honesty and strength. Who I am is enhanced when I am in contact with these courageous souls…. Sue (Stage 4 Fighter)….Remember when AIDS was an immediate death sentence? And then one day, it wasn’t. Think of it, when … Continue reading

Hollister Secure Start Urostomy Kit and Videos

Hollister Secure Start Urostomy Kit and Videos

Hollister Urostomy Secure Start Kit I received my secure start Urostomy kit from Hollister thanks for Diane, my wonderful WOCN at UCSFMC. The kit is great, loved the videos from the DVD included (see below), just wish I ┬áhad gotten a night collection bag, convex wafers, skin prep wipes and stomahesive paste in the kit. … Continue reading

Day 10: Post OP- At home in Tahoe

Day 10: Post OP- At home in Tahoe

Spent a couple of days with Peggy and Earl in Folsom. Visited with Jeff and Kristin and drove home to Tahoe yesterday. Threw up twice on the 1.5 hour road trip. Do not go on mountain roads while nauseated. Ralph! JT, a home health nurse came today to check on me. Very nice service. He … Continue reading

Day 5: post-op….exercise and irrigation

Day 5: post-op….exercise and irrigation

Spoke to the physical therapist this morning. NO lifting for 8 weeks, but walking is OK. After 8 weeks, can begin doing stomach exercise, laying down and standing up, bringing belly button in like touching my backbone with it, while lifting legs one at a time and arms, one at a time. Dr. Breyer said … Continue reading