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Amy Gleason
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Healthcare Technology Geek, Passionate about helping patients
Healthcare Technology Geek, Passionate about helping patients

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Long Overdue Update
My healthcare adventure over the summer was a much longer and rougher experience than I had anticipated. Although I still have a way to go, I am finally back working and feeling much better. I ended up with a seroma and an infection, and I had several cours...

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ER Visit - Bummer
Today, my incision looked wider, deeper, more red, and had much more fluid coming from it than previously. We decided that it was time to go to the ER. I have had mixed experiences with the Hilton Head Emergency Room in the past, so I was not thrilled to be...

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Incision Problems
The weekend went ok with the packing, except that is is still leaking a LOT. It is soaking through the packing and my clothes 2 - 3 times a day. I called the doc today because I am still having significant pain, and I am worried about how much it is still d...

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Open Incision and Packing
This morning, we arrived at the doctor's office right at 8:15. Dr. Tran came to see me at 8:35. He sliced open my incision and drained a ton of nasty fluid. He wanted Morgan and I to look at it but it was gross. He said it was like a geyser. Lovely. He show...

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YUCK, Leaking from my incision
Today, I woke up and my pajamas were soaking wet. I got very nervous. After trying to figure out what was happening, it continued to leak nasty yellow-red stuff. I called the doctor, and the nurse said he was in surgery and couldn't see me until tomorrow mo...

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HOME!
Today, the doctor came around 8 and said I was good to go home. Discharge meds Percocet 7.5mg/325 Colace stool softener Zofran Diet Start on soft diet Low fiber Work up to harder to digest things like steak or high fiber food over the next 8 weeks Activity ...

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Monday (Post Op Day 7)
The doc came in this morning and said that I could either go home today or tomorrow. I was still on the PCA pump and pushing it quite a bit, and I was still having more trouble walking than I had before. He decided to do a CBC to make sure that everything w...

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Sunday (Post Op Day 6)
The doc came in around 9, and he said all looked good. I got moved from "full" liquids instead of just "clear"ones. He said that I can even move to soft food in the evening if that is going ok. As I moved around this morning, I was excited because my gas fa...

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Sunday (Post Op Day 6)
The doc came in around 9, and he said all looked good. I got moved from "full" liquids instead of just "clear"ones. He said that I can even move to soft food in the evening if that is going ok. As I moved around this morning, I was excited because my gas fa...

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Saturday (Post Op Day 5)
FINALLY!!!! At 4:05 am, I finally farted. Blare the trumpets and put out the news release. AND BRING ON THE POPSICLE!!!!  I immediately called the nurse. She says she will tell the doc when he comes and he will "probably" start me on clear liquids. I would ...
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