Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Its starting

Medical mayhem part one.

We went to the pre-admission clinic for the skinny portion's next surgery yesterday.  He is blase, I am worried.  There are decided risks to this surgery.  Yes, I know, all surgery involves risk.  Some of the risks discussed yesteday are beyond scary.

We have a definite date of February 4 - unless they change it.  He will be in surgery for between four and seven hours. Unless it is longer - which is apparently more than possible.   A minimum hospital stay of ten nights.  A slooooow recovery.  And then, all things being equal, another operation in three months time.  Joy and bliss.

Today it is my turn.  I have an all day pain management clinic.  Which makes me hurt thinking about it. 

His sister is coming to stay for the duration.  Which means that I have to reclaim (again) the spare bedroom.  Not fun.  I have been using it for a depository since she left last time.  Most of the books I have greedily acquired are on the bed.

I also need to get our tax ready so that I can take it to the accountant, and so that he will not be needed at that appointment.  I don't play spreadsheets often enough to feel comfortable with them.

Aaaaargh.

So, the limited time in the blogosphere starts now.  I will be thinking of you all, and will drop in when I can.

56 comments:

  1. And I will be thinking about YOU! Please post when you can but don't worry about reading our blogs. I just want to know that you and the skinny dude are well. xo

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  2. "...a definite date, unless they change it."
    "...between four and seven hours, unless it is longer."
    Sounds like every hospital I've ever known.
    I do hope everything goes well, and with your pain management clinic too.

    About the books...just stack them in the middle of the room, throw a blanket over them and she can use it as a coffee table.....

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  3. And we'll be thinking of you, with fingers crossed hoping all goes well for both of you....

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  4. I hope it all goes well....blog when you can

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  5. The skinny portion is onto something. February 4th is a good day. Keep well and keep going. See you when we do.

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  6. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

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  7. Will keep you and the skinny one in my thoughts. Best of luck.

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  8. Oh no. All sounds terrible. I wish there was a drug you could take to just blank out the entire period, even while it is happening. Or a super happy drug, where you just go around grinning ear to ear, oblivious. Wish I was there to help. I'm often overly helpful however. Your place would be totally organized, spotless and you would kick me out, but I'm be kicked out grinning stupidly. I love to clean and organize.

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  9. Aaaargh is right! I wish you the best in all this and will be thinking of you and the small portion.

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  10. I don't think I can typographical convey the inner screams and horror I'm feeling for you at the moment... Sigh.

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  11. Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

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  12. There is nothing I can send you that will help you get through this any easier, except this: my sincere desire for a successful outcome and thoughts of posts that you will be able to put on here telling me the news is good. That's my hope and I'm sticking to it. :-)

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  13. We are thinking of you. I really like DJan's post above, I second that. Sending big hugs and good thoughts your way.

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  14. What a difficult time you are going through. I pray that the operation will go well and your partner will recover quickly.

    My daughter is going through pain management and I know how dificult that can be. Please take good care of yourself. Drop in every now and then so we know how things are going. There are many out here in Blogland who care.

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  15. My best wishes go out to you, EC...you will be in my thoughts and I will drop in regularly in hope of "seeing" you. Do take care...you and the skinny one. Hugs. :)

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  16. Best wishes for the road ahead of you, EC and SP. I hope that all goes well and the time passes quickly.

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  17. dear Friend- You shall be close to my heart. Just take a step at a time and know that our love and admiration is ever with you.


    Warm Aloha to YOU
    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >
    > < } } ( ° >

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  18. sending all of the good vibes i can conjure your way, dear lady! when you start feeling overwhelmed? just take it one step at a time. you will get to the other side of this - and i am hopeful that it will go well! take care! we'll be here when you come up for air!

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  19. I hope everything goes well, for your hubby, you, and his sister. Take care of yourself. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Thank you so much, one and all. Your good wishes are very much appreciated.

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  21. As usual my thoughts are very much with you and I can only send heartfelt sincere wishes that everything will go smoothly for your hubby and your dear self during what is going to be a trying period. I am thinking positive thoughts and as daisyfae said 'one step at a time'. xx

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  22. Sending lots of healing vibes! Hang in there and please update us!

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  23. thick beautiful grace to you both
    as you travel light through this delicate season.
    i wish you joy,
    Jennifer

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  24. Oh dearest I am sure everything will be fine with your love...just hang in there, you are a magical strong lady. Thinking of you, lots of love :).

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  25. You and SP are in my prayers ... You carry such a heavy burden, it hardly seems fair. God surely has a purpose in this and I hope your rewards come in a pain free healthy ending for both of you. Stay strong ... you will be in my thoughts.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  26. My dear friend, I shall keep this comment short. Through the shared thoughts of positive interaction, may all be well, very soon.
    Try to take time for yourself and write when it feels right.

    In peace and hopeful wishes,

    Gary

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  27. BIG hugs to you!!! Try to relax. It will help with your pain and all the peripheral stresses (company, room to clean, taxes,...) Hug a cat or two. Come over and hug me. Have some of Jezebel's punch. Breathe.

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  28. Oh I will be thinking of you and the skinny one in your upcoming sagas, so nice your sister in law can come to be with you both, it seems in life when it rains it pours and the only solace is the pouring often helps relieve the mind from too much worry.

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  29. Please take care and know we're all wishing you and the skinny one our best.

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  30. As every time anything like this arises, I beg you to please take care of yourself first. We'll be here when you have the time. Take care of these issues and know that we're thinking of you.

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  31. Good Morning ... I am still thinking of you and your SP. Hope things are going well.

    I passed an award on to you because you deserve it and I wanted you to have it. I understand that you probably won't be able to pick it up for a long time ... that's okay. Just wanted you to know that you have it.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  32. I'll be thinking of you and hoping all goes well.

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  33. You are both incredibly brave people. I hope all is going well for you. Hopes and wishes from across the Pacific.

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  34. Was wondering when himself would have the surgery. Will watch for any posting you give us about all that happens. God bless you and keep you.

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  35. sounds dreadful in many ways and on many levels, i hope everything goes well. and that you have time for garden and cat cuddles, two of the best things to soothe a worried mind, body and soul.

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  36. Best of luck with it all, E-Child. We're here for you, sending all manner of good vibes via cyberspace. K xo

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  37. I will be thinking of you, too. Best of luck.

    Greetings from London.

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  38. Dear EC, I was hoping that 2013 would bring to you and "skinny portion" much better health and fewer days of stress and worry and anxiety. And so now that I'm returning to reading and commenting on blogs after being away for six weeks, I come to yours to discover this news about both of you. As my niece says with great vehemence, "Bummer!"

    I am going to think of healing white light surrounding you both in the days and weeks ahead. Whenever I think of you down there in Australia, I'll do that. Perhaps just the knowledge that someone here in the mid-West of the United States is sending you healing white light will help with those anxious moments that loom ahead.

    I know that you are especially busy now and for many weeks to come, but I've missed your blog and I'm wondering if you have any postings you'd especially like me to read, EC. If you do, please e-mail the URLs to me or insert them in a comment box on my blog. And please, be gracious to yourself--patient and kind--in the coming days. Peace.

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  39. I am wishing you the best during the difficult times ahead...and I am envious with your huge cache of books! I haven't been able to read the past few years since I began blogging and arting...But I did re-open a Harry Potter book earlier this week, so maybe there is hope this winter.

    Take whatever pleasure and peace you can find and we'll be here when you have something to write!

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  40. I'm sorry; sorry for you, sorry for Skinny, and also sorry for me.

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  41. Sigh!!! Here we go again... All the best EC and SP. Love C&C

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  42. Late as ever here. Good luck for the lot of it dear. I know more than most the trials involved here and worries too. Sending love and thinking of you, you'll be missed here, but that's tough tits for us. Hug to ye xx

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  43. And I will be thinking of you and the skinny portion during this time. Sending a big hug to both of you.

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  44. I check almost every day hoping for news. Hoping things are going well. Love from across the sea.

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  45. Hey, Ellie C - I hope all has been going well for you and the SP since this post, that your sister's presence will be a help and a comfort, that SP's surgery is a success and his recovery as painless and speedy as possible, and that you won't worry or overdo too much. Look forward to your return when you're able - your absence from the Blogosphere is conspicuous and forlorn!

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  46. Dear EC, you and your husband are in my thoughts as you near the February 4th date for the operation--Monday. I so hope all goes well and that you are taking care of yourself during this stressful time. I don't think stress is good for you. Please be gracious to yourself and take some time to simply be. Peace.

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  47. I have had to go waaay down in our posts to catch up with all the hapenings. I am so sorry that you are having so many troubles with the obsessively privacy conscious:lazy and/or uncaring hospital staff. Also, a house guest, no matter how beloved and helpful, robs one of the necessary veg out time and ability to just put everything else on hold and leave the dishes for the morning, who cares which morning. Why are you having night time screaming pain? I too have often indulged in a couple of halfhour screaming fits when my body two thirds of my body is wracked with cramps. Happily, my dog has become accustomed to these nightly antics and does not fuss anymore.
    I know how draining it is for you to throw your weight around in the hospital and feel for you intensely. For whatever it is worth, both you and the skinny one are in my nightly prayer. Have courage, at least something can be done for your beloved, mine is inexorably drifting into a state of nothingness . . .

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    1. Arija: Thank you for taking the trouble to wade through all these posts. Yes, I would like time to myself, time to get home and fall into a heap. It isn't happening though.
      The screaming cramps/spasms are MS related, and most unpleasant. New medication is reducing them, but they are still there. Our cats have learnt to ignore them too.
      I am thankful that there are probably still things which can assist the smaller portion. I do so feel for your loss - a bereavement without a death. Vile. Hugs.

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  48. It would make me hurt thinking about it too. So this is when it started.... Well, glad it is July is what I say.

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    1. wordsfallfrommyeyes: No, this is where it started this year. It started in mid 2011, and he has had at least two surgeries each year since then. Fingers crossed this is the last round.

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