Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Monday, 5 May 2014

Happy Dances

His high and skinniness was asleep when the phone rang a few minutes ago.

It was the hospital on the line.  Do I think that he could/would possibly agree to surgery next Monday?  'We are sorry for the short notice...'

YES.

And now I have woken him up.  Which gave me pleasure on lots of levels.  The pavers are not here though...

Pre-Admission clinic tomorrow afternoon.  'Are we familiar with the process?  Do we know where to find them?'  Given that this will be his seventh abdominal surgery I hope so.  I really hope so.

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  1. Hi human, Sue,

    A happy dance, indeed. Very much like that video of a happy dance over at Michelle's blog, I reckon.

    The pleasure of wakening up humans. I have a tendency to lick my human's face to wake him up. Then proceed to share my doggy breath. Pawesome news about the hospital, my dear human friend.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. klahanie: Dear Penny, a very, very happy dance. I liked waking him up too. Rather a lot. I didn't lick him though.

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  2. Prayers that everything goes well next Monday!!

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  3. Oh, that is great for both of you!

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    1. Practical Parsimony: It is. Very good news.

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  4. Okay, what is the surgery for. I am wracking my brain and cannot squeeze out this fact. I actually don't think I have known you long enough to hear of the reason.

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    1. Practical Parsimony: A couple of years ago his bowel ruptured. Emergency surgery and a colostomy installed. Then the colostomy was replaced with an ileostomy. Then the ileostomy was reversed. The operation failed, and it was replaced. Then further surgery to resection the bowel. Then the ileostomy was reversed. Again. Then they discovered that he had a HUGE and growing hernia and he went back on the surgical waiting list. Finally he is scheduled to have it repaired. Fingers and toes crossed this is his last abdominal surgery.

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  5. And will this be the last? I do hope so for both your sakes.

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    1. Delores: We hope it is the last. We really, really hope so.

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  6. Waiting over, that's good hope all goes well.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merlesworld: Thank you. Only a little more waiting to do.

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  7. This is good. All my best wishes.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Thank you. I am still smiling. Rather a lot.

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  8. Woo hoo! Thinking of you both.

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  9. Finally!!! Fingers crossed for you both...please keep me posted.

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    1. Riot Kitty: I will keep everyone posted. With luck there will be no dramas this time around.

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  10. Oh, so happy for you that you are ready to go...sorry it has to happen though. This sounds like soooo, sooo much. My husband lost 18 inches of his colon and ileo sacral valve 14 years ago. These are tough surgeries...hoping for best and fastest for you and your loved one!

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    1. Bookie: I am so sorry that you and your husband have also been on this merry go round. Not fun. Not fun at all.

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  11. So glad that this the last surgery he will have to endure. And that you will have to go through as well. My prayers go up for you.

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    1. Susan Kane: Fingers and toes crossed this is the last - and thank you.

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  12. wishing you the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. fishducky: Thank you. And thank you for commenting despite your own pain - which I hope is getting much, much better.

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  13. Great news, EC. Will be sending positive thoughts for a successful (and very hopefully, final) surgery. And a comfortable recovery.

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    1. Vicki: Great and unexpected news. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  14. Please, please, let this be the last, for both your sakes. Here's hoping for the best possible outcome.

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. We are crossing everything - and good wishes never go astray. And are appreciated.

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  15. Fantastic news....at last. Thinking of you both and everything crossed that this is indeed the final onslaught on that poor man's anatomy. I will do my best to make sure positive thoughts wend their way across the Nullarbor next Monday and days in between too. A nervous wait for you both is ahead and we await news of the outcome next week. All the best to you both.

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    1. Mimsie: We are both very happy to finally get a date. About time, and more than welcome.

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  16. Yeah!! Positive thoughts and prayers here. Please keep me informed so that I can uncross everything

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    1. Teresa: Thank you so much. How is your mama going?

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  17. Woo-Hoo!!!
    I hope everything goes very well and the skinny one comes through with flying colours and this will be the final surgery and...and..you know what I'm trying to say. Let him be well.
    I hope the pavers get done really soon too.

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    1. River: Thank you. Woo Hoo indeed. And happy dances. The pavers didn't appear until after several phone calls, worked for a couple of hours and disappeared again. Hopefully they will do better tomorrow. What they have done looks good, but the driveway is unusable at the moment.

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  18. Such good news EC ~ best wishes for the surgery and recovery.

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    1. Carol in Cairns: Good - and totally unexpected news.

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  19. Good news, and my hopes and best wishes that the surgery will be successful, and that he can really recover fully, after having endured so much. And you look after yourself, too.

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    1. persiflage: Thank you. We are really, really hoping that it is going to be finally over.

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  20. Good luck to you both. I hope this will be successful and the last operation you both must go through.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Thank you. We hope it is the last too.

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  21. my fingers crossed all goes according to plan.

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    1. Linda Starr: We are crossing everything.

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  22. Hurrah!! And good luck to you both, finally a date. Everything is crossed dearie X

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    1. All Consuming: Lots of hurrahs. And lots of crossing.

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  23. I do hope it is the last surgery. Fingers and toes crossed! And you can go armed with chocolate!

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    1. Lynn: I could go armed with chocolate - or I could use it as an incentive for him to come home.

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  24. Yay! And may this be the final surgery! I do hope the pavers are in BEFORE next Monday. Jeesh! Quite a lot on your plate.

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    1. River Fairchild: So many of the surgeries have been the 'last one'. We have to be right sometime. No paver again this morning. Yet.

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  25. Fantastic!! Hope everything is smooth, amazing, recovery quick and speedy, and that all is settled and well very soon. Will be sending lots of prayers your way!!

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  26. Seven is so much!! Let's hope this is the last one! Sending many good thoughts your way!!

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    1. mail4rosey: He never does anything by halves. Perhaps this time he has learnt a little moderation - and that complications are not fun.

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  27. Positive thoughts and wishes headed your way!

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    1. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson: Thank you. All these wonderful wishes are so very heartwarming.

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  28. One surgery like that is enough! But seven! Ouch!!! As mail4rosey wrote: may this be the last one. My prayers and heart are with you both.

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    1. Roland D. Yeomans: One surgery like this is MORE than enough. Not a good habit to develop and one I hope we are going to break.

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  29. "And now I have woken him up. Which gave me pleasure on lots of levels. Ahhh ... a woman after my own heart :-)

    Great news about the surgery at last. I know you've been waiting for this - and let's hope it's the last time. Sending many positive thoughts your way.

    Will he be able to eat all those chocolates before Monday? You know L-G will happily help out - we wouldn't want them getting stale....

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    1. Marie: Waking him up made me smile even wider. And he will make a valiant effort to eat all the chocolate. Sorry L-G. Not going to be a happening thing.

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  30. Hoping it goes well and this is the last one!

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    1. ladyfi: Much more than three cheers.

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  32. Best wishes for successful outcome.

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    1. Geo.: Thank you. With all these wishes/prayers and hopes on his side he and I feel so very supported.

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  33. Wonderful news. Finally! Hope this is the last hill to climb for this issue.

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    1. jenny_o: I was beginning to wonder whether the day would ever come...

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  34. seven abdominal surgeries? Blimey.

    The very best of luck to both of you and may it all be over and well soon.

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    1. Friko: Seven is overdoing it isn't it? His belly makes Frankenstein's monster look smooth.

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  35. Oh God Bless you dear folk! Glad you will receive wonderful care and caring, All of us, your on-line pals will be sending up prayers and good thoughts, Dear.


    Fond ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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    1. Cloudia: Thank you so much. Those good thoughts are really, really welcome.

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    1. Bob Bushell: At last - and hopefully THE last.

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  37. I echo Cloudia's comment. Will be thinking of you and sending prayers.

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  38. Pleased to hear that and hope for the best.

    Take care of yourself too, I suggest.

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    1. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: Thank you. Self-care IS on the to-do list, but probably needs to move up it.

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  39. I hope this one will fix him up. I've missed your blog while I've been on break. It's good to be back!

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    1. Carol Kilgore: What a lovely thing to say. Thank you - on both counts.

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  40. There's going to be SO MUCH scar tissue to cut through, the surgeon will need a chisel and a chain saw. Trust me. I know. Is this a different surgeon? I'd have lost faith if the same one did ALL of these operations. Lots of healing ahead, but let's get this show on the road! Congratulations. Waiting is the worst.

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    1. lotta joy: I am not even sure a chain saw will do it. Heavy duty excavation tools... Two surgeons. One stuffed out big time and the other has been cleaning up after the first. And adding a few minor stuff ups of his own.
      Waiting sucks. Next week can't come quick enough now.

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  41. I wish the Skinny One well, EC....I can sense your relief that the waiting is over...waiting is so stressful.

    Take good care, the both of you....you are both in my thoughts...

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    1. Lee: You are right. I am very, very pleased the wait is nearly over. Despite the fact that he is a VILE convalescent. Thank you.

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    2. When he becomes vile...pop a chocolate in his mouth, EC! Tell him I told you to do so! ;)

      Seriously and sincerely...I hope all goes well come Monday and may seven by yours and the Skinny One's lucky number.

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    3. Lee: He will only get chocolate when/if he is being nice. Complete toads are deprived of chocolate. And thank you.

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  42. Hope it's all gone well!

    Psst, most men are bad at being ill :-)

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    1. Guyana-Gyal: Next Monday is incision day. Yay. He is not too bad when he is sick (though stupidly, dangerously stoic) but truly vile in the convalescent stage.

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  43. Wishing you well with this abdominal surgery!

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    1. Furry Bottoms: Welcome and thank you. It can't come soon enough.

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  44. That's always great news, to get it done sooner and suddenly. I hope for both of you this is the last round. I hope they're not rude to you or snotty to you and you have a good medical experience this time around, if that is even possibly anymore.

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    1. Strayer: The rudeness and snottiness I can cope with IF the treatment of himself is good. And I will be watching. Closely.

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  45. Seven surgeries. Oy. Sending wishes for as smooth a process as possible. May 7 be the lucky and final (? I hope) one.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Seven is probably six too many. And we would have preferred the first was unnecessary too. Fingers and toes crossed that this is the last.

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  46. It sounds like none of us have very good medical treatment these days. My friend has been awaiting a call for spouse surgery for several weeks. Finally the got the call of the day but were told it would be early the next morning before they called with the time. Waiting is sometimes the hardest part.

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    1. Grannie Annie: We have been waiting nearly six months for this one. And we told that 'they hoped to do it this year'. So it was wonderful to get the call.

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  47. Hope it went well. Wishing speedy recovery.

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    1. Romance Book Haven: Thank you so much. A few days to go yet - next Monday, not the one just gone.

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  48. Yay! Excellent news, EC!

    Hope all goes well. Keep us posted xo

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    1. Wendy: Thank you. I am hoping that this time there will be one post when it is successful - and not a string about the medical mayhem.

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  49. Checking in to see that everything went well?

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    1. Furry Bottoms: Thank you. It is really nice of you to check in. The Pre-admission clinic was yesterday, and the surgery will be next week.

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  50. I know this whole process has gotten way beyond old for both of you, but here's hoping this time will do the trick, and be the most successful yet. Good luck!

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    1. Susan: Thank you. We are both hoping, rather a lot, that the end IS finally in sight.

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