Pigeon eggs update. “Plus”

 

 

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Arrived home from The Freemans Hospital 6pm Thursday, after undergoing another blast of chemo.
 
Upon my admission to ward 12 I was placed in a cubical to myself, this was not to my liking.
There was nobody I could  talk with to help pass the dreary hours away.
It was even more boring than watching cricket, so spending the afternoon acquainting myself
with my tomb like surroundings. I looked out from the one small window, to be faced with a brick wall.
I quickly closed the curtain, the pale leafy pattern was preferable to a cold brick edifice.
 
After a seemingly endless night of tossing and turning, I was awakened by Emma the nurse who was to
care for me during my stay at the Freemans. I recognised her from previous visits to the Hospital.
Emma also recognised my African jim-jams, the most colorful thing in the hospital, it seemed.
Shortly there after came a young student Doctor, informing me that he was to fit a catheter.
The student Doctor, then proceeded to inflict a most excruciatingly  painful assault, on a nerve in
my wrist.  It was like a bolt of lightning,
 shooting from my wrist up to the fingertits of my index and middle fingers. "OUCH" and "OUCH" again.
The student Doctor had missed the vein and pierced the sheath that nerve’s are housed in.
He apologized and decided to place the catheter further up my arm.
I shall say no more on this incident,
 only that still if i touch the area on the back of my hand i feel a stabbing  pain.
 
Soon it was time to dress for the procedure, the hospital gowns they provide are impossible
to fasten oneself as they fasten from the back. A strait jacket springs to mind quite apt as i felt
 I was  in a prison cell anyway.
The procedure began with the surgeon inserting a wire into my groin and feeding it up into my liver.
On the screen to my left, I could see the the blood vessels of the tumor, it reminded me of a leaf-less tree.
Fascinating to come face to face with the thing that was trying to kill me.
I asked the Surgeon what was the tumor feeding from,
 to which he replied "that is what I am trying to discover".
 
 He was not sure which vessel is providing the tumor with blood and suggested that,
 if the results of this procedure were not positive then he may prescribe
and operation. This involves entering my liver by means of a very large needle.
This would in some way (unknown to me yet) destroy the tumor.
I would need sedating for this.
He also informed me that the left lobe of my liver, was in good enough condition to keep me alive.
If the left lobe had not been in a good condition,
 then treatment to the right lobe where the third pigeons egg was located would not have been possible.
This made me a lucky man he said, as going untreated the tumors would have polished me off
before a new liver could be found.  (perhaps) 
 
Upon my return to my claustrophobic cubicle the pain and discomfort began.
Firstly my stomach felt like a large snake, was wriggling about in my gut.
Then the pain from the damage to my liver kicked in.
The combination of both made for a most dreadful time.
 Sweating and writhing on the bed, begging the nurse to administer the morphine.
It took what seemed forever for her to do this, quite why i just can not imagine.
Then began the vomiting, this lasted for 2 days. After which I was totally drained of any energy
I was wrecked. Upon my release from hospital the same student doctor that had fitted the
catheter informed me that they had discovered a stone in my left kidney. This he said would probably
need surgery. At this news I fled the hospital as fast as I could.
 
So, although my future appears to be plagued by more pain and very little pleasure.
I am most grateful for the halcyon work they do at the Freemans Hospital.
So much so that I intend to donate my body to science.
 Who knows, perhaps parts of me may be found in a jar of formaldehyde on a dusty shelf
in the  national science museum. lol
 
I feel confident that someone out there is walking around carrying a liver with my name on it.
It could be "you" 
Smile 
 
 
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On a lighter note.
 
Here you find some photographs of an abandoned brood of Blue tits.
For some unknown reason the natural parents deserted the nest after feeding them to this point.
 
 
 

Singing for their supper.

and now they look like this.

Cynthia.

Cynthia

Kevin

Kevin

Dangerous Dave.

Dangerous Dave.   lol

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The beautiful people who sent me these photographs are the very same beautiful people who rescued

"Lilly" the neglected dog that had some very bad sores.

Those that actually read my posts shall remember Lilly.

Here you see her before and after.

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I know what I would like to do to the bastard that allowed this to happen.

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I would chop his balls off and to hell with the consequences.

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LILLY LAMB HAS MUCH TO SMILE ABOUT THANKS TO

2 VERY WONDERFULL PEOPLE.

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Have a super time over the hols and "hey"

let’s be carefull out there.

Kenny  🙂

 

12 responses to “Pigeon eggs update. “Plus”

  1. Thinking of you today… the journey and all that goes along … This is a very interestion post…the birds, the dogs and the ordeal of yours. Would you be looking like Dangerous Dave? Isn’t he a hoot!?! a big warm hugs and muahhh for you.
    Leyla to you 😀

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  2. hiya kenny, well i do pass by sumtimes lol…..so pleased your pain is gettin easier…..by know I hope its all gone………take care,,,,and keep smilin…..theres always 2morrow……and you have my no….if ya want me hugs xxx

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  3. Hi Susie.how nice to see you here. yes the pain is easing with each day that passes. The comments and messages I receive all add up to the best painkiller in the world. it is all a roller coaster of emotions.

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  4. Hiya Kenny,,, It really sounds like your time inside….was horrific….But pleased to hear that the left lobe is in good condition,,,,,,,,hope your pain is now subsiding…..take care and keep in touch,,,,luv susiee xxxohh luv the pics of the blue tits,,,,,and poor dog,,, but looks really great now tho……wonderful people who have looked after them …

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  5. Laird.The physical pain of having my liver skewered, can be controlled by painkillers. Alas nothing known to man can ease the mental distress, of England being cheated out of the world cup, or seeing Rooney crippled by blatant and savage fouls. He shall be the main target of all countries paid assassins.Natalia.Thank you for your kind words.SukiNothing wrong with my water works 😉 Yes one can but admire such people as those that offer their time freely, to care for Natures unfortunates. Such caring people are so few and far between. I can not praise them highly enough.Cuca.Hello my Spanish friend. Yes indeed there are some evil and cruel people out there. They inflict evil and cruel act’s upon there defenseless pets. I am so happy that there exists people like you who are raising awareness of the cruelty dogs suffer at the hands of their owners. People like you command my utmost "respect". Keep up the great work you are doing. It is your calling for sure. xxxHi KateIndeed if not for the left lobe old kenny would be a goner for sure. Errr…yes I am focusing on the "good stuff" …the bad stuff is not in my field of vision.Take care Kate you lovely person you. x

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  6. Coffee With Kate

    Hi Kenny,Thanks for the update. The fact that the left lobe of your liver is in good condition is extremely good news…!Wishing you well over the rough patches.Take care and focus on the good stuff.,Kate

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  7. Hey my dear friend,how are you feeling after the storm?hope you are a bit better.my thoughts are with you!!!these little birds are so cute!! and poor dog.there are lots of bastards out there!!!take much care.lots of love.xxx

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  8. Glad to hear you are taking the liver zapping in your stride! When you mentioned the catheter I wondered what was wrong with your water works!!! But glad to read on and find out it was in your arm….I guess you were too despite the pain ….. it could have been worse.well done to the rescuers the doggie now looks very well and cared for as for the blue tits, I so admire people with the patients to take over the job form the parent birds they have done a good job especially with Cynthia, as for Dangerous Dave it looks as if he lives up to his name.Take care you lovely man you and keep getting better and betterLove Suki x

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  9. Kenny,It pained me greatly reading this yesterday of your extreme endurence. I was aware that your absence from spaces was for this reason. In that time I had hoped that this time would have been a little less hard on you than the last, alas it was not to be. Hope the residual discomfort subsides soon and you are able to enjoy your garden.

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  10. Good to see you home – not sure what will bring more pain – that needle or Englands performance in SA !

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  11. I am with you on Dangerous Dave. He looks very rough and ready…the type to peck you on the nose for no reason whatsoever lol. "unenticing" or not, my immediate future must be lived through/endured and hopefully (as you stated) come out of it a new man. So some of you daughters best lock up your Mothers when I do. lolTake care Timid one. x

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  12. Hey Kenny! Am I glad to see you back! You have been conspicious by your absence tho I figured the most likely reason was probably pigeon egg zapping…but what a nitmare for you :( I was cringing reading your descriptions!! "Your future" does sound rather un-enticing but…your longer term future will make it all worthwhile when you come out of it a new man :) But for now…gentle wolfie hugs…lol…it’s great to see you back! And those people who rescued Lilly must be very special people…Lilly looks lovely now and those baby Blue Tits are adorable! I love their names…especially "Dangerous Dave!" lol ;))…I hope you’re recovering from your ordeal ok and soon feeling 100% better….Take care…Timid one x :)

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