[nfbwatlk] Health Inquiry

Lauren Merryfield lauren at catlines.com
Sat Apr 19 21:14:16 UTC 2014


Mike, I appreciate your contacting me about my current health condition.
Sorry I didn't get back to you guys. 


My surgery went very well and I've had very little pain especially compared
to the blockage attacks. The dr. said I had quite a complicated twisting in
my bowel and any of those attacks I'd had could have been fatal. So I was
the time bomb I thought I was for 2 years, 5 months. As of today, I have
gone 2 weeks without an attack and that is the longest I've gone in a long
time. I had a bariatric surgeon perform the surgery and he said that the
twisted bowel, adhesions/scar tissue and internal hernia that he fixed are
all common complications of gastric bypass. I am ten years out on that. I'm
sure glad the dr. was able to help!


I have quite a bit of bruising and swelling so I am off work for a while.  I
caught a hospital cold and it's in the bronchitis phase. I hope I can sing
tomorrow for Easter without coughing too much. 


My kitties are spoiled having me home. They were sympathetic when I first
came home from surgery. But now they hav had it with that stuff and are
ornery about it. 


I am wondering how Duane Smith has been doing. I tried emailing him but it
came back undelivered. 


Hope you guys are all doing well. Happy Easter!!



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From: Mike Freeman [mailto:k7uij at panix.com] 
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:00 PM
To: 'Lauren Merryfield'
Subject: Health Inquiry


Hi, Lauren.


It's been a few days since your surgery. How are you feeling? Are you
recovering well? I certainly hope so.


Take care.


Mike Freeman


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