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.
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 !!!