Monday, July 9, 2007

More better

Hi all

We just came back from a visit with Derek at the hospital. He's recovered more since yesterday. His urinary catheter has been removed and he can pass urine in the normal way now. Also, he's had some Jello and chicken broth. His bowels are starting to work and the ileostomy bag is starting to fill up. All this is quite amazing, considering that the major operation he went through took place only three days ago. Together, we also took another one of his walks around the ward. While he is walking slowly, he keeps increasing the distance, challenging his body. It tires him out, but he knows that he's doing the right thing. He'll likely be off the intravenous tube in a day or two, now that he can take medication orally. Considering the circumstances, he's doing amazingly well.


  1. Thanks so much for the update, (is it Mr. Miller or Karl?) Great to hear that Derek seems to be healing well. Continued wishes for recovery!

  2. It's Karl. That doesn't give away my age.

  3. Hi !

    This is Laurence from Paris. Right now, it is 8:46 here in France, and my husband is going through exactly the same kind of surgery. It will be another 3 or 4 hours before I can have any news, and before I am allowed to show up at the hospital.

    I must say that reading all those good news about Derek is very helpful to us, and I keep reading both your blogs over and over again, for some superstitious reason.

    Those are really hard days, and I admire Derek's strength and positive attitude. Guess he get's those from you and your wife !

    Keep the good news coming, I am now totally addicted to them.

  4. Thanks for the update, Karl, and its nice to know that things are going so well.