Checking In: 2024-02-22

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Checking in for 2024-02-22:

The procedure went well for my Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. I was a little doppy when I woke up from the anesthesia (I think I said something along the lines of "Teletubby go bye bye" when they were wheeling me out to come back to the room). I was on a liquid diet for dinner, breakfast, and lunch. Dinner tonight was "Soft G.I." which meant I could have food that was not too fibrous. I over-ate pretty hard for that one.

They're keeping me here for observation so I'm not expecting to be released any time soon. They're going to make sure that my bilirubin is trending downward in an appreciable way. The only way to do that is with blood tests, and since it takes a wile for the liver to grab the loose bilirubin it'll take a while for things to return to normal.

I'll need to have the stent replaced in two months. Hopefully in the interim I can have something done with the tumor that is pressing on the bile duct. More as I know it on that front.

Nature is definitely healing. I'm feeling a little tired but was able to get a full night's sleep last night.

I'm still committing to rest to let my body heal as much as it can.

More as I know it.