NOTE: This blog post contains graphic descriptions of medical conditions and procedures. It is written with express permission from the person whose situation is described.
White horses are breaking waves of the sea or ocean. Also known as whitecaps, these small surface waves break offshore and impede open water swimmers. But as it’s said, slow progress is better than no progress.
Jenny received a radical small bowel resection on March 1, 2023 and has been hospitalized at Mayo Clinic for recovery ever since. By some miracle, she did not go into ICU after her surgery. She has a private room with a view, on the 5th floor at the Saint Mary’s Hospital Campus . Over the last four weeks, she’s gone from being tied to the wall by monitors, IVs, tubes, and machines to now walking herself to the bathroom and taking medication by mouth.
But it is this last piece that is the problem. Digestion.Continue reading