Where have I been.

Some have questioned my whereabouts, so this is an explanation for my silence of late.

unfortunately I have been suffering from an attack of neuralgia, it is nearly 2 month since the onset of this painful condition. To make things worse i can no longer take the medication that i would normally take. The tablets would interfere with the anti rejection tablets. Over the past couple of weeks I have felt myself falling into a depression, because of the 24/7 pain and discomfort. It has been effecting the quality of my life. After talking to my doctor he prescribed me “tramadol” pain killers, I dislike taking any form of tablets but sometimes needs must.  They have eased the pain somewhat, so enabling me to write this short explanation for my silence of late. Being pain-free is such a relief, lifting my spirit and allowing me to do the things I want and need to do. I have neglected everything but my personal hygiene and have spent most of my days in bed. Hopefully this debilitating condition shall lift in time and I shall be back to my old self.

If this post seems somewhat vague and disjointed, please excuse me, I may be feeling better. But my concentration is still not what it should be.  I shall in time get round to visiting you wonderful people.

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On a different note !!!

 

The dreaded “Swine flu” is back.

My immune system is being suppressed by the anti rejection tablets. This means that I am susceptible to infection. The last thing I want so early in from my transplant is the Swine flu !!!   I hope you guys have taken steps against this killer virus. 

Be well all !

Kenny

28 responses to “Where have I been.

  1. One of my friends suffers from sciatica.. he takes tramodol, says they are brilliant.. but he’s beeen on the for 14 years now, and their effect is waning a bit. He says when he first took them the relief was incredible, but there were some ” hallucinogenic ” side effects….:-(
    I hope you are feeling better now, both from the effects of the neuralgia ( which I can’t even begin to imagine the pain from ) and from your liver op.
    Your post about the donor was very moving.. if I was you I think I too would be thinking along the same lines… did you manage to find out, or is that not possible??
    my mum still hasn’t had her heart op – tho its supposed to be close now , so I might well be over for a bit of post op advice 😉
    Take care me old son, hope you are feeling better now 🙂

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  2. Hello Kenny,
    I’m so sorry to hear about having suffered or sufering from neuralgia. I hope that you’re a lot better now … wish you well and stay safe always. Take care
    xxo~ connie
    Thanks again for calling by~

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  3. Just calling by to see how you’re getting along,
    I hope you are feeling much better as the weekend
    is for much enjoyment and… well whatever takes
    your fancy I guess? i hope that yours is a really
    good one Sir Kenny2dogs Hutch.. Be very well now

    Androgoth

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  4. hi kenny how are you and cherno my dogs been misbehaving this week lots of toys but she chewed my slipper hope you are in less pain weathers been a lot warmer might even have a drive to whitby this weekend keep well xxjen

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  5. Just flapping in to see how you’re getting along our great friend… I’ve hardly been on WordPress either though my reasons are that I have been swamped with this that and of course the other, not saying anything more on that lol but I hope that you are now feeling the old Kenny coming back to you, we need lots of new and enlightening postings and I am sure that you have many of those yet to add… In the meantime rest and do take your pain killers, eventually the pain will ease and you will be refreshed once more, be very well Sir Kenny2dogs Hutch…

    Androgoth

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  6. Not always very easy to find the right balance in these situations, especially in the virtual world. Of course you could’ve been perfectly ok…eg ‘living it up’ with a nice young lady 😉 or simply taking a break from blogging world. But in your case…well maybe we feel that little bit over-protective of you!… Timid one.

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  7. hi kenny hope the pain goes soon tramadol a good pain killer but i couldnt take it makes me feel hot swine flu such a worry be pleased when its out of the way again im not worried for me just my family hope you feel better soon we are heading the right way soon be spring everyone on here cares kenny as you can see big hugs jen xx

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  8. Oh dear…the dreaded neuralgia again…something of a nightmare once it gets a grip no doubt. I hope you make a speedy recovery and banish it back to the depths it stormed out of very quickly. And thank you for taking the time, despite this most unwelcome of afflictions, to post a few words as regards your welfare. I hope you didn’t feel too pressurised into posting, but you have many friends who care a lot about you, and are concerned about your state of wellness. So it is inevitable that we are going to worry more than average about your well-being when you are unusually silent. Hopefully we will all sleep a little easier tonight knowing that we have heard from you 🙂 Take care and may a swift return to good health be yours in the shortest possible time. Timid one.

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    • Hi Timid one.
      As usual you are spot on !!! Yes i did feel somewhat pressurised into explaining why I had been so silent. I feel a little guilty now, that i did not explain earlier. I never expected people to notice and react so. How wrong I was, I am humbled by the response.
      I promise I shall not die without telling you first 🙂

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  9. Hi Kenny, so sorry to hear you’re in a bit of a bad shape right now, not much fun being ill and in pain, any pain that affects the nervous system can be sheer hell.
    I do hope you’ll soon be back to your normal self, whatever normal for you is.
    Keep away from crowds……….Take care

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    • Hi Arlene. keeping away from crowds is a priority at the moment. But i am becoming stir crazy locked up in these for walls, hopefully I shall be able to mingle soon. I never thought i would hear myself saying these words…“i will be happy when i can do my own shopping”
      nice to see you here Arlene. Hope all is well with you.

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  10. Dear Kenny,

    I’ve been wondering (and a little worried, however, I tend to think on the bright side) about where you’ve been. Now I know, and I’m so sorry to hear about this pain. I know it’s hard to take the damnable medications, and yet, I’m hoping you can do so and that they’ll do their job so you don’t hurt anymore.

    I’m also hoping that you can listen to audio books or soothing music. Do you have a player and headphones?

    I’m visualizing health and liberation from pain for you, right away!

    My husband and I are vaccinated against swine flu, but not sure how much that helps, since we live far across the Pond.

    God bless you. Perky or porky, I hope to see you back to yourself soon.

    Here’s a warm hug.

    Rita

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    • Hello Rita.
      I also tend to think on the bright side, forever the optimist. “Think positively” has been my motto throughout the past 2years.
      Yes I do have head phones but rarely use them. When the pain is bad I prefer to listen to the silence in my bed.
      Indeed the tablets are doing their job but then there are the side effects 😦 the sooner I can stop taking them the better.
      Lovely to see you here Rita, take care and I shall be visiting you soon 🙂

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  11. Dear Kenny, I have been thinking and wondering about you. So sorry to hear about this – I hope it will be short-lived and manageable. We miss you and wish you the very best, look forward to hearing lots more from you soon. Monica

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    • Hi Monica, and I have been thinking about you, as I do all the people that visit and comment here. It is like the World knocking at my door. I am only too pleased to open it to you.
      Take care Monica, I shall be visiting you soon 🙂

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      • Hi Kenny, I saw your comment on Androgoth’s site – the zombie nurse, oh my — so I knew you were doing OK. Please stay well and away from any medical personnel like that. Best to you, Monica

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  12. You take care Kenny and I am sure we all look forward to the return of your “old perky self”

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  13. Hi Kenny.. so sorry you’ve not been well, Nuralgia is so painful.. My heartfelt sympathies… Take time out and relax the best you can and I hope the painkillers help relieve some of your pain.. Sending healing thoughts via the airwaves too… Dreamwalker.

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  14. sorry to hear about your neuralgia, any pain is bad news, hope the cause disappears soon. I will take your advice and keep indoors away from pigs either on the ground or the flying variety from scouseland 🙂
    now to prepare my lamb casserole to cook while I watch footie on telly.

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    • Yes Laird any pain is bad news, I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy !!! I am watching the footie as I type this reply, “It was never a penalty” But Gerrard deserved to be sent off. still 1-0 at mo.

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  15. Hi Kenny,

    Your Friends were so worried for your long silence !

    We all pray and wish you a very fast recovery.

    God bless.

    Take care,
    Judex.

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  16. Ok, good, whewwww, at least you posted. I am SO sorry that you are feeling pain, Kenny, and if I could, I’d take it on myself in shifts to give you a break. I’ve been taking care of one of my best friends in the hospital for the last 2+ weeks and it looks like she’ll still be there for another week (maybe more). There has been no time to blog or blog walk, but I’ve made it a point to come over here every couple of days to check on you. Bet you’ll see a huge barrage of posts because everyone has been so worried. Now just rest, take your time, take those pain pills because they’ll help, eat as well as you can — and know you’re being thought about and being sent very good thoughts.
    XOXOXO

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    • Hello Jenny. I visited your blog a few days ago, typed a quite lengthy comment by my standards. But when I posted it, it vanished. I was so miffed that I shut down my pc in frustration. lol I shall try again soon . take care you lovely person you.
      xxx

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  17. Hi kenny sorry to hear you have nuralgia again I seem to remember you have suffered from this before!

    Hurry up and get well and back to your old perky self,

    love Suki x

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    • Hi Suki. yes I have suffered from neuralgia before. some time in my past I must have damaged the “myelin sheath” that protects the trigeminal nerve.
      My old perky self is on his way… I hope.

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