Concreteguy, did you have diverticulitis and your bowel ended up bursting? That happened to my mother and she nearly died. She recovered fully though after some surgeries. Today she is 80 years old and doing ok. She had to have a colostomy bag for about 1 year. Sounds like you don't need that though, which is awesome.
Like so many others have said, you will gain back the weight you lost. Sounds like it might only take 3 months or so too. Im glad to hear you are ok and made it through all of that. I hope you are sleeping well, that makes a big difference. Every time I have more heart trouble my sleep gets worse again. im having trouble now sleeping soundly and it has a big impact on me.
The doc scripted me Ambien because I wasn't sleeping at all. I was afraid to sleep. I kept getting flash backs from the coma. I'm still taking it at night for bed.
I'm experiencing terrible pain in my rear rib cage area. From laying on my back so long just sitting with my back in a car seat hurts. Where they removed the drain I have internal pain as well. No matter what I eat it makes me have gas and it's really painful also. Doc said this is from the inflammation caused by surgery and it will settle.
I'm completely off and I think it's good for me now. I still tear up when I get clothed in the mornings. Just cant believe what I'm seeing. I cant imagine being back in three months time. You would have to see pics to comprehend the damage. I'm a fucking wreck. A skeleton.
I can't believe I once had guys admire me and I won shows...…….and now this? It's gone like it was never there and much worse. What did I do in life to deserve this?
I really appreciate all the support guys. Thank you. It's been two and a half weeks and my body weight hasn't changed at all. That concerns me. I've been eating very rich meals and would think something would be changing buy now. I have walked in stores with my wife but not for long periods. My in sides just hurt still and I'm too weak.
The coma? No I had zero presents of time. I was fully aware something was wrong and I wasn't in a good place. There were times I could clearly hear my wife telling me "It's all right and everything will be OK". It was a calming voice that relaxed me. After talking to my wife about the dreams she told me many of them were based on what was on the TV in room. I would have full length dreams about info mercials. I kept looking for a way out and would often call out for help from my wife. I could hear people talking in the back ground but couldn't understand what they were saying. I now have whats called coma-psychosis. It's flash backs just after fallng asleep. It wakes me up immediately.
After waking up I couldn't walk. I couldn't control my bowels. When I got home and stood in front of a mirror I burst out in tears seeing what looks like a POW in later stages. I look at previous pics of me to stay motivated but it's hard. Ive been hurt badly before but this coma was a ground and pound. I've never seen anything like it.
If you guys have any ideas about diet to recover with minimal fat gains it would be helpful. When I'm up and running again I'll be running a log devoted to muscle memory. But for now I have to let my inflamed intestines fully recover. I posted a pic of what I look like in the VIP area at Anasci. I cant do that here. It's just too pathetic for words. How I lost all this weight is a mystery to me. I wouldn't loose 50lbs if you had locked me in a basement for two weeks. Why this and even with a nutrient based IV yet?
Anyway guy, I'm doing my best and always appreciate the kind words of support. Thank you again!