i haven’t had a chance to put together our pictures from the wedding this weekend, and this is definitely not the kind of image i was hoping to share today. it’s so graphic that it doesn’t seem fair to you viewers to force it upon your tender eyes. i have a large, ugly mass growing in my jejunum, where my small bowel meets the stomach. i like to call it my (je)june(um) bug – if you’re feeling brave, you can click here to see the graphic endoscopy results. the light pink is the healthy tissue – that gross pile of bloody mess is obviously not. it’s dangerous enough that it has to come out – it could cause bowel perforation or obstruction, both of which would not be very fun. and we need to move somewhat quickly, so my bowel resection surgery is scheduled for next friday the 18th of may. if all goes well, i’ll spend 3-5 days in the hospital, 2 weeks of eating soft food only and 4-6 weeks to more or less recover. it’s a pretty busy time for kathryn, so i’ll be calling yet again on those of you who have some time to come and visit and put my steak in a blender.
in the meantime, i’ll find some time tomorrow to tell you all about our lovely weekend in nashville and the wedding of scott, kathryn’s eldest brother, and his wonderful new wife laura. it was close to the hottest ever start to may down there – i’ve never sweat through my tie before – but the heat couldn’t keep us all from having a fantastic time.
weird, kathryn just pointed out that i had another major surgery two weeks after her other brother doug was married back in 2008.
good thing she’s all out of brothers.