Battle scars.

GUT-SHOT
 
Arrived at the Freeman's Hospital in Newcastle Monday afternoon, settled down on my bed
and stared at the ceiling.
My mind began to wonder down pathways I had walked down throughout my life.
Places I had been and people I had met. I thought about the critical decisions I had made
 that had changed the coarse of my life and made me into who I am today.
I gazed at that ceiling many times during my 6 night stay in hospital.
 
Tuesday arrived and I was to be one of the first to be operated on that day.
9am  they came for me  dressed in white kind of ghostly looking.
I do not remember much about what happened that day only that I was in pain.
 Wednesday came and so did the doctor. Although the procedure was complicated
he was quite happy with it.  he said.
He also told me that I could go home  now,  I don't think so I replied   !!!
I told him of the pain in my tummy so he called for a ct. scan. 
Within the hour I was being scand
and an hour later the doctor returned to inform me.  That the pain was evident
because my bladder had ballooned and was resting on my hip.  "gulp"
 
The doctor then called for a catheter to be fitted.  "OUCH"  !!!
for two days  they measured my liquid intake and output.
It was removed on the Saturday night. 
( a true free willy moment if ever there was one, wonderful )
Have not heard anything about conclusions that were arrived at by the doctors.
Came Sunday I was good to go.
 
Yes and once again I had to spend a few days in my local hospital.  12 hours after returning
from the Freeman's,  I wicked pain began in my right side.
I knew instantly what it was, the liver was inflaming  again, just like last time.
Phoned for an ambulance and was given morphine before we reached the hospital.
 
Home now and things seem to be settling down.
I still don't know about  my bladder , how big it is  or  indeed  where it is.
 
So now I am  "WAITING for EVER WAITING " 
for an appointment for another scan. This shall reveal
if the procedure was successful or not. 
 
 
"warning"
This link is a picture of my shaved and swollen tummy,
 showing the scaring left by the "keyhole" surgery.
All very clever stuff !!!
 
Although  the picture is not gruesome it still is  not a pretty sight.
you have been warned.
 
 
Have a pleasent week all, and take care over the holidays.
eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die !!!
 
Kenny .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21 responses to “Battle scars.

  1. Coffee With Kate

    Good Morning Kenny,It is lovely to see that you are feeling up to reading blogs and commenting too. Yes the site from which the info was extracted does provide food for thought. Hope you had a good Christmas Kenny, may the New Year bring you joy, and good health.Take careKate

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  2. Hi my dear friend,how are you doing?hope you are feeling better.I wish you a happy new year full of health and happiness.lots of love.xxx

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  3. Dropped by to see how you were doing.Geez…. rough times you are in, but you know the sun always shines after the rain….. the worst I can wish you is to recover from all this very soon!God knows you are courageous!!!I do not know if a Merry Christmas makes any sense here, but the fact that you are still here is worth saying it.Merry Christmas,Hugs,Isa

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  4. Good Morning, Kenny :D. It’s Christmas morning and I just woke up and was thinking of you. I haven’t been online in a while and don’t have time yet to do blog walking, but you were definitely on my mind so I have come by to let you know. I saw the pic of your belly, too, and actually, it’s a rather good looking belly, lol. But seriously, sweets, I hope this morning finds you in no pain, rested, relaxed and happy. I have enjoyed you so much over the last couple yrs and hope you continue writing. Sheesh, you’re too far away to skip over and bring a boatload of goodies to eat and drink, but I would if I could.So know you’re in my heart and prayers today, Kenny, and I’ll pop by again. Later my friend,Jenny XOXOXOps: you are the only space I’m visitng today :)

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  5. hiya kenny, awsome piccy lol..xxx………..amazin how they can do all that work and such tiny scars…….well hope you have a great xmas…hugs and xxx…….I`ll be online if ya wanna chat….x

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  6. Kenny your page is not humble. Its unique style and appearence sets it apart from others. It is topical and interesting. I am always happy to visit and comment and you will always have my friendship. I hope you will have company over the next few days and plenty of good food to enjoy. xx

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  7. What can I say ! I am so thankful to you all for taking the time to visit my humble page. Leaving comments that truly warms my heart.. Knowing that you people are out there and actually care enough to leave a comment. It is comforting to know you are there. Once again I thank you for your friendship and support.. a A wonderful x/mas and a happy new year to all. Kenny .

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  8. Hi Kenny, I Hope you’re coping well after the surgery, and taking care of yourself, Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Mei

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  9. Coffee With Kate

    Good Morning Kenny,I trust that you are doing well after the keyhole surgery. With your positive attitude I somehow feel that you are. If we don’t cross paths before Christmas, then I wish you a warm and happy one and may the year to come bring you much joy and happiness.take care,Kate xxx

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  10. Hey my English dreamer,I am glad to hear from you again.hope you are feeling a bit better.how is your cute tummy?hahahaha.lots of love from your spanish beauty.xxx

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  11. Oh yeah! Cute tummy!

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  12. Kenny, Please think about the future! You still have many Happy Moments to FULLFILL in your life! Fight for your life. Then when you are better come visit Canada and see all the beauty that you have dreamt about! You are a fighter, fight.Donna XX

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  13. Scary stuff Kenny! I am thinking of you my friend! Loved your comment on my blog! Don’t wear the frillies to hospital though or you might put the nurses in critical care. Be well my dear. Love Vee x

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  14. Hi Kenny,hope you are feeling a bit better,it was hard your visit to the hospital but I know you are strong enough to fight against it. by the way,fine tummy!!!!!hahaha.have a great weekend and enjoy the Christmas holidays!!!!my thoughts are with you!xxx

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  15. Shimona from the Palace

    Kenny, I hope you’re feeling better (at least a little bit) now and that you’ll be able to emjoy the holiday season in proper style :-)Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.Shimona

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  16. Very fine tummy you have there! No peeping thru the keyholes! ;)) Very happy to know you’re safely home :) I hope today finds you feeling much better and any pain and discomfort is subsiding very rapidly… And it’s hi-time that bladder of yours figured out just exactly where it’s supposed to live in your body! It really should’ve had enuf time by now to know its correct and proper location within your person!! Take special care and stay warm and cosy in this cold, wintry weather :) Timid one x

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  17. Hi Kenny so Pleased and relieved to see your blog (and your tummy! 😉 I hope you are being well looked after??? Take care and I am thinking about you and sending the good vibes!!!Suki x

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  18. Hope the aches and pains ease up, I know the colder weather makes them worse – we go back this week to find out how successful M’Lord’s RT has been, fingers crossed for us all. xx

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  19. pleased to see you back home – hope you have some company to take your mind off the cracks in the ceiling!

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  20. Kenny, So the killer whale lept for freedom………. Hrmmm! The roar of laughter it provoked. :oD :oD :oD All I can say is what a man, what a mighty big man you truely are. xxP.s Tomorrow you will not die, nor the day after and I will keep you close in my heart over the festive season. x

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