Sick, Sick, Sick

Sorry that I haven’t posted anything in while, I was pretty sick. I had a sinus infection which had me laid out for several weeks. I usually get them at least once a year. The one I had this time was a real bad one. They gave me Cipro to knock it out, which is a pretty heavy Antibiotic. I felt a little better after a week but then my chest started acting up. This time I went back to the specialist that I usually see. He scoped my sinus cavity and saw the infection was still there. So he gave me some antibiotics which were stronger and a syrup with narcotics in it to suppress my coughing. I am starting to feel better now and hope this is the end of it all.

Crossing my fingers!

Pour It In Honey

Well I just got back from my doctor’s visit and it seems I just can’t win. Deep inside my belly button is a wound that hasn’t closed. So now my wife has to pour Hydrogen Peroxide into my belly button and clean it out with Q-Tips twice a day. This will go on for a couple of weeks until he heals and closes up. Im telling you I just can’t get a head of the game, by the way did I mention I got rear ended yesterday.


You Got To Be Kidding!

Looks like I will be paying a visit to the surgeon that performed my operation. I had this funky feeling before like I was overly bloated and then a little later I realized that my belly button burst again. It is not as bad as it was before, no blood but there is that smelly crud. Just my luck!

Back From The Hospital

I went in for surgery on Thursday Sept 7th at White Plains Hospital for a Urichal Cyst. It is really rare especially at my age. Basically when you are born the opening between the umbilical cord and the bladder closes, in my case it didn’t close properly. This caused the bladder to leak into my umbilical cord. This discharge built up until it burst through my belly button. They operated on my bladder robotically and removed the upper portion that attaches to the umbilical cord and sealed the bladder. The fun part during the surgery is that they literally had to inflate me with CO2. It doesn’t just disappear when the surgery is over, it lingers around for a while and the body has to expel it naturally. I was hospitalized till Sunday afternoon at which point I sprinted out of there to take care of my Internet fix. My overall experience at the hospital was quite not what I expected. The facilities were top notch, the nurses were very friendly and compassionate and the food was actually not bad. You heard me right the food was pretty decent. You would call the the cafeteria with a menu and order what you wanted to eat and at what time. That’s about it, I am sitting at home right now taking some painkillers and waiting for Friday to come along so the doctor can remove the Foley catheter which is draining into a bag attached to my leg. Yeah it sounds pretty disgusting but its not that bad.