Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Here we go again...

The hospital has just rung.

The skinny one has a pre-admission clinic on Monday, and is booked in for surgery on the eighth of July.

Fingers and toes crossed that this is the last surgery for him, and that the care he/we receive is much, much better than last time.  It could hardly be worse.

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  1. Hoping the best for you, dear dear friend

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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    1. Cloudia: Thank you. I am more than a bit anxious.

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  2. I do hope all goes well for him.
    Merle.....

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    1. Merlesworld: Thank you. I have more confidence in this surgeon (even though he is an arrogant so and so). The nursing last time was dire though...

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  3. I hope for all the best for you both.

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  4. Heavens, erase the last sentence, you really can do without calling bug bears into existence.
    Plan some nice easy bush-walking for you both until he has to go in. Go sit by the lake when it is sunny and watch captain Cook doing his thin, laugh a lot and generally keep in a happy mood. Only expect the best from your doctors and hospital staff. It is amazing how your thoughts influence the outcome. When my sister was in hospital we all supplied her with copious amounts of individually wrapped quality sweets like Toblerone. If makes a huge amount of difference how nurses and anyone else as well as kitchen staff and cleaners react when offered a sweet whenever they come to your room. Keep smiling, keep happy , it all helps the healing process. Avoid negative thoughts at all costs. If they try to muscle in, count your blessings until there is no room for them. Expect the best and you are sure to get a close approximation of it if not something even better. With all that, bless you both and I will send lots of healing thoughts your way.

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    1. Arija: Memories of the last not one but two hospital stays he endured wake me sweating in the small hours. I do understand where you are coming from, but am not sure that I am big enough/brave enough to put all the negatives out of my head. I will try - and thank you for the healing thoughts.

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  5. I've crossed everything I can. Even crossed the room but found I couldn't reach the keyboard.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: Thank you. I have/we have crossed a black cat's path (repeatedly) so you don't need to do that for us. We are avoiding ladders...

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  6. Fingers crossed everything goes well this time.

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    1. River: With all the crossing that is going on, I am hoping for a much better outcome.

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  7. Oh my - I do remember how awful that was. Sending positive thoughts your way. I've logged a fair share of hospital time in the past with both parents, so can relate (and actually burn with anger still at some of the things that happened.)

    Fingers and toes crossed that this is the last time! xo

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    1. Lynn: Burning with anger is all too familiar. Thank you.

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  8. Wishing you both all the best! Hugs and stay strong.

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    1. ladyfi: As strong as I can - thank you.

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  9. Prayers are being said for both you and SP. Glad this will be his last surgery. May the angels of mercy watch over both of you this time around.

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    1. Pam =): I really, really hope that this IS the last one.

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  10. Prayers, good thoughts, hugs, love... all these winging your way. Peace...

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    1. Linda: Lots and lots of good wishes in the blogosphere - for which I am very grateful.

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  11. Finally! At least you now have something definite. Good thoughts and best wishes to both.

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  12. Oh! I replied from Geiger's account
    Dinahmow

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    1. Dinahmow, Geiger (and Sporran): Thank you.

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  13. Here's hoping that all goes well, EC. He has a very strong advocate in you, and that must help him to face the trials and tribulations ahead. I look forward to a good outcome, and that you will be (hopefully) telling me so right here in the days ahead. Sending you cyber hugs. :-)

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    1. DJan: Do you know that just this week he admitted that, while he didn't like it, I had been right to become a little 'assertive' last time. With luck I won't need to be so this time.

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  14. Keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Always.

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  15. I thought about him last week and wondered how soon. Good; it will go well. I wish both of you the best journey through.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: We were wondering too. Lovely to finally be moving again.

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  16. Hopeful and healing thoughts headed his way.

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  17. I know for me, it is so hard to keep the not-so-good thoughts out of my head for too long.
    Even when I tried to watch a movie or read a book to, "get out of my head" for a while when hubby was in hospital diagnosed with a cancerous kidney, my mind kept wandering and my heart would tighten.
    Trying to stay sane and composed was a challenge (and not always achieved), even in the wee hours of the morning.
    Ugh.

    I so feel for you EC.
    Thinking of you both and wish you all the very best.
    Wish I had better words.

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    1. Vicki: Those are wonderful words. I know I should think positively - but as you know in the small hours it is not easy.

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  18. Good luck! Positive thoughts coming your way from across the ocean.

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    1. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson: Gratefully received.

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  19. Yeah, good luck to you both.

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    1. Snowbrush: Hopefully we won't need any 'luck' this time. (But thank you.)

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  20. I'll say a prayer for you, dearest. Xxxx

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    1. My Inner Chick: You have enough on your own plate - but thanks.

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    2. Never enough on my plate that I don't think of you !! xx

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    3. My Inner Chick: You are such a lovely person.

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  21. Ahhh, once again. Blimey I'm crossing all I have, have roped hubby in and Lardy has no choice either. I sincerely hope things work out better than last time, you're due some good karma xx

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    1. All Consuming: If only karma was as fair as it is supposed to be. I am smiling at the image of you and hubby and Lardy all crossed to the max.

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  22. Oh good grief! No, not again. Right, along with the rest, I send you wishes for this to be a much better experience than the previous time.

    In kindness and hope,

    Gary

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    1. klahanie: Yep - again. We are pretty much at the point we were last year. With luck this time it will be the last.

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  23. Sending positive thoughts your way EC!

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    1. Mia McPherson: Thank you - capture a bird or two in your lens for me.

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  24. Nothing more to add that hasn't already been expressed.

    Thinking of you all xoxox

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    1. Wendy aka Quillfeather: All thoughts gratefully received.

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  25. May it all come out in the wash. very best wishes and very best of luck.

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    1. Friko: I hope it washes cleaner than snow - thank you.

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  26. Well brace yourself, there's always a worse. But maybe, it will be smooth smooth sailing!

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    1. Strayer: That would be very nice, and more than welcome.

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  27. I'm so sorry you're experiencing all this stress and worry, but at least the surgery will happen fairly soon. Like all these other people, I'm sending lots of positive energy your way. Hang in there. This too shall pass.

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    1. Susan: It has been going on for a couple of years now, and this time last year we expected that we were finished. That operation failed, and three more were needed. This (fingers crossed) is the last...

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  28. Everything that can be crossed, I am crossing for you!

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  29. Praying for wise, adept docs, kind nurses, and a good outcome.

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    1. Debora: I am hoping the the medical staff are prepared to talk to us this time. And yes, for a good outcome...

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  30. I was wondering if something would happen soon, and so it has. I wish both of you strength, serenity, compassionate care and a skilled surgeon ... I remember last time and am hoping hard as I can that this surgery goes smoothly and you have the long-awaited outcome. I'll be thinking of you both, EC and SP.

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    1. jenny_o: We were starting to wonder when it was happening too. And it is really very close. Thank you.

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  31. The tormenting nightmare that just goes on and on and on.... I hope with everything in me that this really is the last one. I'm so sorry you're still going through this. It seems like every time you finally get to settle down just a little bit, you get pounded into the ground all over again. It's enough to make anyone crazy... let alone anyone with no stamina to begin with. Good luck x 100.

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): I am exhaustipated just thinking about it. I will, we will survive - but I wish it wasn't necessary. Your good wishes to the hundredth power are gratefully received.

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  32. Loving thoughts, positive vibes and everything that can be crossed for both of you. Lots of strength building physically and mentally over next two weeks or so. You have so many people sending good wishes that surely, if positive thinking can help, everything should be fine. xx

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    1. Mimsie: Thank you. A busy time - his sister will be coming back down I think, but certainly some mental strength exercises will be undertaken...

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  33. Oh I wish you peace and I send you all the love and comfort, I am sure it will be fine...stay positive :).

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    1. unikorna: Thank you. I will try - and he really, really wants the surgery.

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  34. I'll keep you in my thoughts for everything to come out alright but it helps to expect for the best. I also believe that positive energy while going under moments of distress helps a lot in the outcome. :)

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    1. Al Diaz: You, and the other people who urged positivity are right. Previous experiences with both the surgery and the hospital scare me a little (a lot) but I need to try and put them out of my head.

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  35. I hope and pray this surgery has a good outcome!!!

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  36. Luck, luck, luck! Lots of it, to you both.

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  37. I will be thinking about you...hoping all will go well, before, during and afterwards...
    Best Wishes

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    1. Sienna Smythe: Thank you. We too are hoping...

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  38. I criss-crossed my hair in a braid also.
    Holding good thoughts for you both.

    Have a happy weekend EC ~:)

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    1. Pam =): What a lovely idea. Thank you.

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  39. I know I don't comment here or anywhere these days very often but I read often. Not just here but your thoughtful comments on other blogs. This is so stressful. I send kind thoughts and also bendy fingers double crossed.

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    1. Achelois: You are welcome whenever you drop in - whether you leave comments or not. It is stressful - but we will survive - particularly with crossed extra bendy fingers behind us.

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  40. I am sorry about what you had to go through and hope this time it will be better. Be strong and if they are not doing what you like go up the ladder and complain. I send healing thoughts to your family. Thanks for coming to my blog while I was gone, I appreciate it.

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    1. Vagabonde: It was (and always is) a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  41. I do wish you all the very, very best and I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. It's been a tough road for you. You have been amazing throughout and someone I look up to.

    Sending lots of hugs,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  42. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Stay strong.

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    1. Carol Kilgore: Some days 'get strong' might be more appropriate. Thank you.

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  43. My thoughts and best wishes are with you both, EC. I hope all goes well for The Skinny One.

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    1. Lee: Thank you. Pre-admission clinic today. Where I intend to ask what I need to do to be kept in the information loop this time.

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  44. If get strong and stay strong are deemed inappropriate, just do the best that your weakness allows, for doing the best that my awful weakness allows has been all that has got me through many of the days involving dreadful things I never have and never will blog about. Good wishes, moment by moment.

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    1. Andrew: I am opting for muddling along. The pre-admission clinic was today and they did admit that their communication could be improved so we will see.

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  45. I do hope his treatment will be better than last time and that it will be the final operation! Reading the above comment, I see they did admit to some stupidity...hopefully, they'll remember that. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you during that time (sending Jezebel down under, a virtual romp with Jazz in the garden, a treasure hunt under the bed with Jewel). I won't be online much through July but I'm only an email away anytime you need an ear - or a glass of punch. :)
    Hugs to you.

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    1. Laura Eno: Thank you. I am loving the idea of Jezebel (tentacles and all) tangling with the medical professionals. (Only if they don't behave of course.) And I think I will need rather a lot of punch - administered intravenously is sounding good.

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  46. I hope this went okay.

    Life is mostly a matter of endurance.

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    1. wordsfallfrommyeyes: Surgery in a little less than a fortnight. Fingers and toes crossed. And we have been enduring the medical mayhem for some years now.

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  47. I know I'm late to say this, but I hope everything turns out okay. Fingers, toes, etc., all crossed for you and the skinny one. Please keep us posted.

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: With your work schedule you are not late at all - and a heap earlier than I would be. Thank you - and yes, I will keep people posted.

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  48. I do so hope all goes well this time. You will both have much to endure, but you are strong, I think, and know what to look out for. It has been such a rough time for you both.

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    1. persiflage: I really, really hope that after this it is all over. He has had a lot to endure over the last couple of years.

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  49. Dear EC, I hope that the stress of these days does not diminish the joy you take in nature. Please do find some time each day to simple be. Peace.

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    1. Dee: Thank you. Life is a tad busy at the moment, but yes I am making time to simply breathe. And the birds are a boon. Inside and out.

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  50. All appendages that CAN be crossed ARE crossed! Take care of yourself along the way! it will get bumpy again!

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    1. daisyfae: Thank you. I am hoping it is a less chaotic ride than last time. So much I am hoping for that.

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