I had my final post-surgical (6 month) follow up on Thur. I am now released from surgical follow up. When the surgeon and I were discussing who should provide continuing care in the days ahead, we were going down the checklist of symptoms and where each one stood. When we arrived at "lòng thương hại", I was talking big about how I was pretty consistent - a normal day or 2 của 1 - 2 normal BM's, followed by a big day (5 - 7 BM's, but no diarrhea), then 2 days of no BM's. Then the cycle repeats. I told him that I usually get a "2 minute warning" of having a BM. So no need of a specialist in that area.
Next day. Friday. Sitting at home Friday night cleaning up a hard drive on the home network. Wife walks by and comments that my fart sounded wet & smells different than usual (sufferers of Cauda Equina Syndrome are prodigious producers of flatulence) so I had better check it out. I didn't have any warning signs, and not being able to feel in that area, I took her advice lightly. As it was about bedtime, a few minutes later I went to put on my nighttime diaper.
Should have listened to the wife. Had a fine mess to clean up!
First time in 5 tháng. Right after bragging. Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV) - "Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall." & Galatian 6:14 (NKJV) - "But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" both come to mind.
Sound advice. I'll keep my mouth in check in the future!
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