Breaking Bad

MedicineI don’t expect my out-of-pocket health care costs to be overwhelming, but then I won’t be surprised to find anomalies either.  If I find my insurance costs to prompt decisions on downgrading my cable plan or internet speed, then I’ll consider breaking bad.  I have a full and unused bottle of Oxycontin that I could deal to high school kids.  There’s a bus stop right outside my front door.  I understand snorting opioids is currently in vogue.  And if I’m fortunate enough to recover well from erectile dysfunction, I could maintain my Cialis prescription for resale purposes; assuming the secondhand market is strong.  Of course I’m kidding, but it occurs to me I might blog on some of my insurance related info when the bills start to arrive.

My urologist surgeon called yesterday while I was napping and told my wife I could start eating regularly again.  This was my fifth day on a liquid diet so that’s in line with everything I’ve read, but I was surprised I would not be required to transition to soft foods first.  Still, I am transitioning somewhat.  My appetite is down along with my metabolism.  Plus my stomach is a bit delicate still so I’m not even tempted to over indulge.  I was cautious on my first real food and didn’t experience any nausea.  I did have some painful gas, but that’s probably a good thing.

Another good thing was my first bowel movement this morning.  Makes sense considering I ate real food yesterday, but extremely comforting feedback that my intestines are okay.  Oddly, I leaked a small amount of urine outside of my foley catheter while having my BM.  Which I might add, burned like bloody hell.  I don’t know if this is good or bad.  I’ll mention it to my urologist when I see him Thursday, but seems good to me.  It suggests that my urethra has reconnected to my bladder, or at least has some secure stitches.  Pee will not be contained.  Pee will find a way.

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