In order to let my pancreas rest, I am not allowed to have any food and I have a new restriction: No liquids either! What a horrible form of torture. Since I don't have anything going through my stomach or intestines, the hunger is worse than ever. To make things worse, my mouth and throat are very dry from not being able to have liquids, sometimes making me hoarse.
On the bright side, my sister Julie came out to help with my hospital stay and the difficult transition home. I was discharged just in time to spend Thanksgiving at home with Ryan and Julie. The days since have been extremely difficult, trying to manage pain and nausea.
|Trying to smile before my procedure. I was nervous.|
|They placed the new line in my hospital room.|
Julie did an excellent job preparing a Thanksgiving feast for her and Ryan to enjoy.
|The table set and ready to go.|
|Ryan carved the turkey|
|Rhino provided moral support.|
|Thanksgiving pic with the three of us|
|Ryan and I were so glad to be together for the holiday.|