After 3 days and 2 nights in hospital, I am now home again. The antibiotics settled down the infection and the colonoscopy revealed a minor infection with a few diverticulum present in the lower bowel. Nothing too much to worry about at this stage, I just have to make sure I have plenty of fibre in my diet. Good as gold.
As the old saying goes, there is no place like home. So true, and it is good to be back. A few tears of joy upon my return by Kim, a big hug and I felt complete.
I spent the afternoon pottering around the garden and observing. The only real work I did, was clean out the chook house which only took about 30 minutes. The rest of the time has been spent resting watching the chooks free range for about three hours.
The garlic is up, as are all of the onion, leek and beetroot. I found some rather sturdy tomato plants that had self seeded and potted them up and put them in the greenhouse. I will plant some more tomato seeds in the greenhouse when the moon is right.
So for the rest of the day, I rested. More gardening tomorrow though. I will be preparing some new beds, pulling out the rest of the old pumpkin vines and turning through some more manure. All ready for the broccoli and some cabbages in a few weeks time.
I love growing my own food. The garden is what I missed the most when I was laid up, and of course Kim and the kids! There is nothing quite like it.
Yay! Welcome back from a loyal follower!
I’m glad you’re feeling better and you got to go back home.
Mickle in NZ says
Relieved your okay and with the diagnosis. You have my full understanding as I live with Crohn’s disease. I’m sure you’ll savour your veggies and fruit even more as they grow to feed you.
Sending huggles and special care to you and Kim, and family,
Michelle and Zebbycat across the Ditch
Awesome, glad to hear it…
Get yourself some chia seed! Or grow your own…
Welcome back ;).
On a side note, there are certain words that serve as a trigger for me – diverticulitis is one, because it’s usually a symptom of something more, and one of the most common and most misdiagnosed issues is gluten sensitivity.
Anyway, I’m sure you’ve looked into the causes, and you’re all set, but I thought I’d mention it anyway ;).
Good ol’ Gavin…. they can’t keep you down for long!
john (dad) says
glad to see your home and enjoy doing what you love doing so well keep up the good work
Glad to see you back. I hope you have a great weekend.
great news glad your back home and the diagnosis is ok Love Ellie
Hi Gavin – Good to hear you’re back and on the mend.
Take care of yourself, you hear me! I’m yelling REAL LOUDLY FROM NEW ZEALAND!!!!!
Nothing can keep a good man down Gav!
Glad you are out and feeling better.
Yuk, I had to have a colonoscopy last week.
That stuff you have to drink is terrible.
Glad to hear all is ok.
Re Pumpkins… (off topic!) Don’t eat the seeds if you have problems with Diverticulosis…