Day Twenty-Eight

In my December 10 blog post “Pain is there for a reason,”  I wrote:

We’d appreciate your prayers for complete healing around the stoma and minimal to no side effects from the strong antibiotic.

Early Tuesday morning I took my 28th and final dose of the antibiotic—no major problems! We went for a recheck yesterday afternoon, and the nurse practitioner said the area surrounding the stoma looks good. In the event there are any flare-ups, she put in a standing order for a home health wound care nurse to come take care of it.

After several intermittent days of considerable pain, we appear to be on the road to healing and recovery. Today marks 28 days since the insertion of my MIC-KEY. As one of our daughters said, “It’s been a wild ride . . .”

We appreciate you and your prayers!