Well, it's me again, Justin. I thought my blog updating duties came to an end when Susan came home, but she still doesn't feel well enough to sit in front of a computer. She spends most of her time sitting in the lazy boy chair sleeping and sipping on high calorie concoctions, and nibbling on other high calorie dense foods. I wish I could say her healing situation has improved by leaps and bounds since a week and a half ago, but it seems to be moving at a snails pace for Susan. More like a really slow roller coaster, with all the ups and downs. She had been eating well, for most of a week, but the fluid continued to build up around the bowels which is painful and made it hard to eat because there was no room for anything else, which also makes the #1 and #2 functions more difficult. She hasn't said anything about how much detail I include in the posts, but I wonder how she really feels about me painting this mental picture for you about her bodily functions? Who knows how I would feel if I were in her shoes, but I think it's a good thing for everyone to know what to pray for. By the way thanks for all your prayers. I know there are many!! By the looks of the map to the right they come from all over. I got off topic. Because the fluid in the peritoneal sac, she was unable to eat or get comfortable, so today we went to the hospital to get it drained again. The last time was about two weeks ago and they removed 2.5 liters, this time they only got out 1.5 liters.... "only". Doing this brings immediate pressure relief, but it also brings a different pain soon after as the bowels readjust, which has been almost unbearable today. :( Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
I also need to make mention of the Undy 5000 which was a huge success for the cause and for our Team! Thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported us. It was awesome to see so many there sporting the "Super Susan Semi Colon Friends" shirt. The picture of Susan flying in her cape and underwear was not a photoshopped picture, except for the flying through the sky part (she can't really fly). In college her and her friends actually dressed up like that, undies and all, and took pictures while they jumped superman style onto a bed. That's what track girls do on weekends in college I guess. How fitting of a picture though, she must have had a premonition.
Talking about praying above and the Undy 5000 reminds me of someone who stopped me as I was walking (woddeling) back to my truck after the race. As I was about to leave I was stopped by a lady who introduced herself to me as Robyn. She said she knew a common friend of Susan's (Natalie) and, also, knew a common friend that we met at the Mayo hospital (Kim Miller, cool story that I need to wright about and soon will, I thought I'd leave that for Susan, but it looks like I may be doing it). Robyn's family and friends were wearing the Polyp Patrol shirts.... Almost as creative as ours :) JK. We spoke for a minute, during which she let me know that she and her family and friends had been praying for Susan, even though they hadn't even met her. They had heard about her and her condition from Natalie, who also knows Kim, who has almost the exact diagnosis as Susan's. Sorry if that's confusing, but it was really nice to hear that so many people are praying for you Susan, even people we don't know.