Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Friday, 12 July 2013

Moving Forward

Little, by little.

The surgeon is pleased with himself (when are they not) and believes the operation was a complete success.  Good - but they said that this time last year too.

Today they closed the incision.  Yay.  The smaller portion had taken photos which were forwarded yesterday to his nephews who described it as 'an epic wound' 'fully sick' and 'totally awesome'.  Wuss that I am, I didn't enjoy looking at it.

He is still limited to sips of clear fluids, with food unlikely to be introduced before early next week.  The proof of the pudding will be in the digesting, so please join with me in crossing appendages in the hopes that when he is promoted to food again it moves through (and out of) his body as it should.

Wine o'clock continues to be one of the highlights of the day.

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  1. Oh, oh, oh! I am sitting here after having consumed my wine for the evening. Can I have one of those sinks? :-)

    I am sitting here with ALL appendages crossed in hopes that it turns out well when food is introduced. You are on of my favorite people I only know from the ether known as the Internet. Also sending you cyber hugs. :-)

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    1. DJan: Cyber hugs gratefully received. And of course you can have one of those sinks. We all need one of those sinks...

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  2. Fingers, toes, legs --- all crossed here for you and the skinny portion!

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    1. Molly: Thank you - but don't cross too much and fall over.

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  3. Please send contact details for that plumber. Urgent!
    The SP's progress sounds good. Have a few digits crossed for other things, but will do my best for him.

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    1. dinahmow: I hope the things you have crossed your digits for come to pass. And yes, I too would love to know that plumber.

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  4. if your sink looks like that you're either in wine heaven or a horror movie.

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    1. Adam: If my sink did look like that there would be no question - wine heaven.

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  5. Don't think ahead, just be thankful for the good news you got today. It certainly sounds hopeful.

    I love the story about the picture of the incision and the nephews. Little boys love gross things.

    Yes, wine o'clock....... I'll have one with you.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: The nephews are no longer little boys, but retain their love of the gross.
      And wine o'clock can (and should) be shared.

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  6. Everything crossed here - for both of you.

    It's only 3.10 here right now, but at wine o'clock, i shall raise my glass to you, EC. Warmest wishes to you.

    P.S. I see in your sidebar that you recently read The Behaviour of Moths - I absolutely loved that book! I hope you enjoyed it :)

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    1. Alexia: Thank you very much. The Behaviour of Moths was fascinating. Not always a comfortable read - but fascinating.

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  7. Hope it all goes well, will cross everything that can be crossed.
    Merle......

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  8. Honestly, I am sure it will work ... SP has been through so much, he deserves a good outcome. I am crossing anything that can be crossed and then some ...

    And, yes, I will take one of those sinks ... only I don't drink so maybe with alcohol free wine flowing ... it still works, right?

    So quickly tell me about "The Behavior Of Moths" ... sounds like something I might want to read. Hope you are doing okay ... I know all of this is hard on you as well. Rest, eat right and drink from the faucet ... my nursing advice for you. Be well EC ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: I really, really hope it will work. When we went in this afternoon we discovered that he is nauseaus and has given up drinking. Hiss and spit. He has obtained some anti-nausea medication - which he needs to take.

      I see no reason why the sink couldn't offer something for everyone. Wine, hot chocolate, champagne, chai...

      The Behaviour of Moths is a very interesting novel. A novel which encompasses some of the complexities and ugliness of families.

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  9. snicker snicker at the "surgeon is pleased with himself" comment!! ha ha!!! The wine coming out of the sink reminds me of a parody book about Martha Stewart - she turns water into wine, when the pope can't!! Haha!! Fingers crossed, hugs to you,

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    1. Nicky HW: Thank you for sending me the sink. It made me laugh when you sent it, and it still does.

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  10. I have included crossing my eyes, and that is not a pretty look! Hoping for a full recovery for SP!
    After 5pm, it's always wine o'clock at my house!

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  11. Such good news! He'll be up and about in no time.
    Who's your plumber????

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    1. Arija: I hope so. I really hope so. We have had a setback this afternoon, but if he shows a modicum of sense we will get through this too.

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  12. --Sending you love and prayers from Minnesota.

    Wish I could have a glass of wine face to face w/ you.

    Xxxxxx LOVE.

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    1. My Inner Chick: I would LOVE to have a drink with you.

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  13. So good to hear from you. Okay, all appendages are duly crossed. Um, where might one acquire one of those sinks? I, ah, like the shiny faucet. Yeah, that's it. The faucet.

    Good luck. I'll be thinking of you.

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    1. Susan: It seems that quite a lot of us would like that shiny merlot giving faucet...

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  14. That is very good news; I hope things continue to go well.

    Love the picture of the faucet!!

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    1. jenny_o: The sink is a gem isn't it? As I said to Arija, we have gone backwards a bit, but will triumph.

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  15. Everything crossed that all is well this time! You guys have been through so much already!

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    1. Teresa: Thank you. We are too stubborn to quit.

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  16. EC, hoping the smaller portions recovery goes well and that he is able to digest solid food.

    Love that faucet!

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    1. Mia McPherson: Thank you so much. I think a lot of us would like the wine tap in our home...

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  17. Love your wine o'clock photo and will lift a glass in your honor tonight. :)

    Appendages all crossed for proper digestion! I'm so hoping it all goes well this time. Hugs!

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    1. Lynn: I might have to tell the smaller portion how many people are raising a glass to him. Which is heart-warming and lovely. Thank you.

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  18. Thanks so much for taking the time to bring us an update and so far all does sound good. Have everything crossed that it's possible to cross and sending lot of good vibes your way. As you say 'the proof of the pudding.......'. Hope you are looking after yourself too. : )

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    1. Mimsie: One step forward, two steps back. I am still hopeful though.

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  19. Sounds like things are moving on the right track...
    As long as they stay that way!
    Here wishing for the best results!!

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  20. I've crossed everything I have that's crossable...and at my age that's not too much lol. Here's hoping they've done the job right this time.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: I really, really hope this time it is right. And so will they if they have made another error.

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  21. This is good, very good, but I appreciate you'll be tentative to celebrate just yet. I couldn't look at my own wounds, but would happily show people who came to visit, even those who didn't ask me for a look. Wine o clock yourself dear and for a brief time float on another plane. I'll join you there and make it beer o clock too. Big hugs for you, I so wish I lived near you xxx

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    1. All Consuming: How right you are. Tentative celebrations only.
      And yes, I will happily share alcohol hour with you.

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  22. Thinking of the two of you. I must say, about your faucet, I'm a glass is half full sort of person, and your glass is even better than that. Cheers and a hug.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: When Nicky sent me the wine sink I was filled with envy. It is great isn't it?

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  23. Glad to hear things are going well, but I think you've started a run on wine sinks.

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    1. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson: Every home should have one.

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  24. Positive thoughts and prayers still going your way. Wine O'Clock is a lifesaver!

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    1. Carol Kilgore: Wine O'clock is WONDERFUL.

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  25. To read this positive post is pleasing, EC. Onwards, upwards and forwards, I say.

    Here's to Wine O'Clock; may the hands of the clock always be on the right time; and your hands always on a filled glass! ;)

    Best wishes.

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    1. Lee: We are not out of the woods just yet, but early signs are (mostly) good. And wine o'clock is very flexible.

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  26. I think I would like one of those sinks... are they just available down under? I'm so glad that things are looking positive. You've been in my thoughts & prayers as always.

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  27. Appendages crossed! Seriously, I hope things are smooth from this point. But yeah, when has a surgeon said, "Well, I fucked that one up, it could have gone better." ?

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    1. Riot Kitty: I would have a lot of respect for any surgeon who didn't think they were more infallible than the Pope. Haven't met one though...

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  28. Now that's my kinda sink!

    All additions, attachments, adjuncts, addendum's, appurtenances and accessories all duly crossed for a positive, happy, outcome.

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    1. Wendy aka Quillfeather: I think a lot of us would like that sink... Thank you.

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  29. grateful for the good report
    and wrapping some prayer around you all
    for peace and patience and healing happening,
    a quick mend.
    wishing you warm sun on your face
    kind of rest,
    Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer Richardson: Thank you so very much.

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  30. Happy for the good news! Looks like your house plumbing works, now you just need your hubby's plumbing to work...

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    1. Debora: I would even give up the house plumbing if the smaller portion's digestive processes could be restored. A big sacrifice.

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  31. EC...Phil says he wants to know where you got your sink fixed??? : )

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  32. Hopefully all is going well, still. Love the faucet... you deserve the wine.

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    1. Christine: One step forward, and one back at the moment - but fingers are still tightly crossed. And the wine helps.

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  33. Such great news :)...things are looking up :). One million hugs, my dearest.

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    1. unikorna: Thank you so much. We are still not celebrating, but are cautiously optimistic.

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  34. Love that sink! every home should have one. But I'd like mine to dispense hot chocolate.
    I really, really hope the smaller portion is well this time with food processing all going as it should.

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    1. River: I would like one which could dispense hot chocolate, chai or plonk at my wish.
      The smaller portion is nauseous and finding it difficult to even face water. Which he needs to do. He makes things very hard for himself (and me) some days.

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    2. There is anti nausea medication that can be administered via a drip, perhaps that would help?
      I had it when I went in very dehydrated from gastro and even tiny sips of water made me queasy. They added the meds to my saline drip.

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    3. River: He is managing the anti-nausea tablets today. Yay. And they are talking about introducing food tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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  35. Good news, I'll drink to that, would like my sink to dispense dry white wine, ha. once solid food and fiber is introduced you might do a search on soluble and insoluble fiber (vegetables and fruits) oh and canned sweet potatoes are easily digested, with my celiac disease I mostly stick with soluble fiber which aids in digestion and no meats only fish well occasionally some ground meat but no more than once every two weeks. if there are any typos it's because my fingers are crossed.

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    1. Linda Starr: It seems that an enterprising plumber could do very well indeed with this adaption. Very well. We will most certainly investigate what foods will help him. Which could be a bit challenging because he seems to believe that vegetables are the garnish to make meat look better.

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  36. Wineaclock, a time celebrated widely across all cultures!

    "The surgeon is pleased with himself (when are they not)." That cracked me up EC! You tell the truth and it makes me laugh. Here's to digestion!

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    1. Strayer: Thank you - here's to digestion is a very good toast.

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  37. my thoughts remain with you guys...

    and i love wine o'clock... :)

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  38. Sounds good so far, and we all hope it continues to go well. Enjoy the wine.

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    1. persiflage: Thank you. The wine is good. And it is bubbles tonight.

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  39. " 'an epic wound' 'fully sick' and 'totally awesome' " .... Much respect.

    And I want one of those sinks with good quality cider on tap

    And I send you both good wishes and hopes

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    1. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: His poor much abused tummy is strongly reminiscent of Frankenstein's monster - which his nephews envy. I really don't understand young men.

      Being greedy, I would like one of the sinks with a beverage of choice button or lever...

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  40. Hard to type with crossed fingers but possible... Keep drinking that wine, EC, and all good thoughts going to you and the SP.

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    1. Carol: Thank you. The wine helps - more than I am comfortable with.

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  41. Another step toward 'normal', whatever that is! All appendages crossed and re-crossed that things go smoothly from here. Like you, i am NOT one to enjoy looking at wounds, or photos of wounds. have been known to pass right out at the sight of anything gory... (no career in medicine for this gal).

    Hope to post some pics of our adventures in Turkey soon - right now, enjoying a down day, and catching up on blog reading! Take care!

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    1. daisyfae: Thank you. I did look at the wound because it was obvious he wanted me to, but not with any pleasure.
      I am very much looking forward to photos and stories of your Turkey trip.

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  42. You shouldn't have to look at such things, especially if you're forced to go through them. May rest and healing fall upon your house, and may the wine continue to serve as you deserve it to.

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    1. John Wiswell: Thank you. Rest and healing are very welcome.

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  43. Hoping that by now, as I'm late to respond - blaming massive fatigue this time - that things are improved??
    p.s. Love that sink.

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: Massive fatigue sucks doesn't it? And don't we all love that sink.

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  44. Bless your heart <3
    Without any excuses- wine o'clock is my favorite time too ~:)

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    1. Pam =): It is a good time of day. Sometimes too good.

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  45. I like the sink fixed picture :)

    Can't believe they called it an epic wound!!! Sort of funny, don't you reckon?

    My gosh, I'd didn't know you'd been going through such stuff. Glad it's coming together though. (at Sunday)

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    1. wordsfallfrommyeyes: Boys do tend to enjoy the gross. The smaller portion's tummy is strongly reminiscent of Frankenstein's Monster after five or six surgeries - and his nephews are envious!!!!

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