One more pre-op appointment next week that I forgot about. It's only to check my stats for the anesthesia and give them a baseline for keeping me alive during my final surgery.
OPERATION STOMA REMOVAL will be underway in a week and a half and I'll no longer be pooping in a special way. I will miss my toilet vacation, but will not miss the extra way I've been living life these past couple months.
I've been trying to live regularly lately. Actually leaving the house on purpose for things other than coffee and pastries. Sadly, with this next recovery period, that will have to go on pause until mid-to-late December. I truly do miss going out for a drink with friends and trivia nights, but next year look out, here I come. (I hope I still feel this way next year.)
The image below is of our patio-squirrel-friend Strawberry.
I've been cooking and baking a lot more these days.
The image below is from an early morning drive to Kittery, ME for some delicious French crullers.
We took a trip to The Salem Museum before the crowds of October arrived.
A leaf reminded me that we are exactly where we need to be.
Things might change around here once STOMAGEDDON is over, but I'll possibly start blogging a little more about life outside of this disease that has meant something. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly that is...