I was diagnosed with colon cancer in June of 2012 and underwent surgery to remove the tumor. A week after the surgery I was waiting to be released from the hospital but started feeling like something wasn’t quite right. After a quick CT scan I was rushed into surgery due to a leak in the colon. As a result of the leakage I ended up with sepsis. After surgery I was moved to ICU for a week and then spent three more weeks after that in the hospital. That was followed up with an additional 3 months of home care. When I left the hospital they had given me a colostomy but as a result of the extensive amount of scar tissue and complications with it they took this down in December and gave me an ileostomy. In May of this year they finally took that down and reconnected the colon and as of two weeks ago I was at last given the green light to return to my woodshop. I just posted my first project which is “A Little Free Library”.
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