Two weeks ago, I had been on oxycodone for close to two months. In my first month, my average daily dose grew from 20 mg to 60 mg, and in month two it averaged 85 mg. (mix of Oxycontin and Oxycodone). I had a very painful abscess and a very painful drain inserted as well. […]

While there is no physical pain in my rectum, a blood test still indicated that there is still some infection going on.  To be on the safe side, the doctor decided to do an ultrasound scan. Here in Denmark this is done completely without the use of anaesthetics. There are to scanners, both of them are […]

  I was finally on October 13, admitted as a cancer patient at one of the major Copenhagen area hospitals, relatively close to where we live.   At that same day, I was at my first appointment with my new oncologist. He was a very serious guy, but he was ready to get me going […]

Ready - Set - Go. Denmark, here i come!

Stanford Interventional Radiology Friday, October 2nd in the morning at 7 am I went to the Interventional Radiology department at Stanford Hospital, CA. Jenny, a mom from my kids middle school and now from my Facebook Support list had offered to drive. The purpose was to check the drain in my Anastomosis (Joint between colon […]

Over the last few weeks, I have been hospitalized here at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, because of an abscess in the anastomosis from my low anterior resection that was done in August. Drama here at Stanford hospital this afternoonSo the doctors team come in every morning, and their job is in part to check […]

You would think that when you are in the hospital, no matter if you are there for treatment of an urgent complication, or for a scheduled surgery that your doctor knows best an knows how to treat you based on diagnostics, lab results an so on. To some extend that is also true, but there […]

Oops - Back at the hospital

After having had intense pain in my rectal area for about three days, I was re-admitted to  Stanford hospital later last night. I called my surgeon’s nurse the day before and was set up with a CT scan for yesterday afternoon. I did not run a fever, so my doctors knew that this might be […]

If you are like me, the first thing you will do after you have been discharged from the hospital is to try to get back in shape. As we all know, your body will heal faster if you exercise and get your blood pumping, right?

No, not right. At least this is not the whole truth. Let me first give you an example of what I did right, and what I did wrong.

It has been a week since my last post surgery update and when it comes to healing after surgery that is really a long time.  My main wound is now almost closed, and the other smaller wounds are also looking much better. I now longer have the “steri-strips” on them, and do no longer cover them […]