On Friday, January 9th, symptoms became so unbearable that I had to check into the ER. I was later admitted to the hospital, eventually spending 7 days there. I had what was believed to be a small abdominal abscess that could be treated with antibiotics but proved a bit trickier. It required surgery and the abscess was the size of a grapefruit. Because I have Crohn's Disease, about 70 cm of small bowel was removed. I went through a scare right after surgery when my heartrate climbed to over 150 and my bp was around 80 over 50. Somehow I recovered.
I am home but still in pain. Recovery is slow and I am way behind on reading stories for this blog. I will try to do better but thought I owed an explanation for my absence.