As I mention in my last post, I have clothes to wear!! I'm still in such incredible bliss about that. It was so isolating to have nothing that I could wear in public - only pj's - it was such a weird feeling! But I thankfully donned a fantastic dress that hid all my bloating and drains and bags - it felt like I had an angel's outfit on! Again, another little thing I took for granted every day, now becoming an incredible blessing that I can't be thankful enough for! I took a cut out of the picture so you can't see my messy bathroom - lol! I was able to take a short walk outside with my husband in the beautiful sunshine, and while I looked down at myself my husband read my mind and reassured me that no one would be able to see anything - the dress hid it all! How freeing! Today was my first day with the home health nurse. She showed up late and seemed very unsure of herself. She asked me what I wanted to do, and I just stared at her and said, "I have no idea! What are we supposed to do?" She proceeded to change my bag but gave me no instructions on how I should do it myself. She took my vitals and had me sign a TON of paperwork, said she would be ordering the supplies I needed, and then she was gone. Well, that was weird. She was nice and all, but I got the feeling she wasn't as experienced as I would have liked. Not sure what to do about that. Maybe I'll call the director on Monday. I've been really careful about trying to eat non-gaseous foods, and so far, that had been working. Later in the day, though, I started feeling some pains in my stomach and it seemed to tighten up. I took some Tums and a Zanaflex, and that seemed to help a little. Overall, I think I've been healing nicely, but it is a slow and steady process.