On November 4th I went in to have a stitch removed from a surgery 18 years ago.  When the doctor opened my stomach up she did find 3 infected stitches but she also found 9 hernias.  She reparied all of them and I had to stay in the hospital for the next 17 days.  While in the hospital I had to have 2 units of blood.  The wound was 6 1/2 inches deep, 18 inches wide and 10 inches long. 

 It has been almost 3 months and I still have a big open wound.  They tell me that it will heal but I don't know.  I go to the doctor every week....I can see some progress...but not enough.  I hate not being able to wear jeans.....clothes that fit.....my shirts are long and my sweatpants.....well..do I need to say anything more about sweatpants.  I want to wear real clothes.  I want to be able to sleep on my stomach. 

 Soon and very soon I pray that I can be back to my old self.......no pain, real clothes....and able to sleep on my stomach.  I can't wait. 

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:10 AM

Praying for a speedier recovery!  Sounds like the surgery was a long time coming.

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