Just had an issue with some blood in the toilet that prompted me to call my surgeon at home and ask for his advice. After a good 15 minutes talking about my progress to date his view is that that’s definitely nothing to be worried about, but he’s not completely happy that I’m making as much progress as he’d like by this stage of my recovery.
He suspects that a narrowing of the surgical join in my lower colon may be to blame, so he wants to see me at his clinic on Monday morning for an internal examination, where he can assess exactly what’s going on, and potentially resolve any problem there.
Part of me is mightily relieved that this isn’t a major issue, while another part of me is somewhat concerned about how he’s intending to resolve this for me. I now have disturbing visions of various medieval instruments of torture… though of course, in practice it will be good to actually know what the status is, so we can actually take whatever is the appropriate action.