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 will be back on Friday and I’ll change my new urostomy appliance again when he is here. Edgepark has shipped my new urostomy supplies, so they should be here by then. I changed the appliance myself today. There was some discharge around the stoma, but it is pink and healthy. Still quite recessed due to swelling. Using a Hollister convex cut to fit two piece wafer and pouch with coloplast skin prep wipe. We’ll see how it holds up. The first one they put on in surgery leaked the next day, but the one put on last Thursday held up quite well, no leaks. Stoma is currenty at 1″, but will probably shrink over time.
Walked half way around the block today. Still lots of gas and liquid stool. Eating a solid diet now and off the narco drugs. Just taking IB profin and Tylenol, 1000mg each. JT told me the max dose for all these type of drugs, aspirin, tylenol, IB profin is 4000 MG daily. Have to keep watch on that as some of the narco drugs also have tylenol in them. Hope I don’t have to go back on the narcos, give me a stomach ache.