Waiting for Godot

The next signpost on my road to recovery is evidence of my gut’s return to normal functioning.  The bowel is a shy creature—easy to put to sleep, hard to rouse.  Anesthesia sends the gut to a Neverland of silence and immobility.  It takes days to wake the beast back up.

Early signs look good—grumbling in the belly, petite flatulence—but the Main Event still seems far off.  I’ve been given stool softeners and told to walk, that these will coax peristalsis back into action.  Eating a normal diet and drinking lots of water will also move things along, they say.  But, so far, Mission Control is “no go” for launch, just the giant weather balloon of my belly on the horizon.

No worries.  More water, more walking, and this, too, shall pass.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathryn McCullough
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 10:27:19

    “This, too, shall pass.” Love that last line! Good luck with walking and watering the bowel. May the passing happen soon!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  2. strugglingwithbipolar
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 11:46:18

    I always enjoy viewing your collages. I am making a thought box out of a cereal box utilizing some random items like doilies, pictures from magazines, tissue paper, scrapbooking paper, etc. It actually looks good. I just need to seal it with some Modge Podge.

    I hope that you are able to drink some more water though and that you feel better!

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  3. Deb
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 22:43:11

    Very punnilcious! Only such a conniseur as moi could truly appreciate!!!

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  4. littlesundog
    Mar 19, 2012 @ 22:09:00

    You crack me up!! This is a major hurdle… everything will be better once you overcome this obstacle!

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  5. Grainne
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 08:56:38

    lol…very well stated! I’m glad to hear your issue resolved itself 🙂 You had me remembering that moment the day or so after childbirth……that was…unique.

    Reply

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