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#61 JVC Floyd

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:35 PM

Good luck I hope everything goes well.

#62 Northerner

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:11 AM

Thinking of you this morning Christine

#63 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:58 AM

Thinking about you today Christine.  :stereo:



#64 JVC Floyd

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:38 PM

Yep still waiting.
Just wanted to check in.

#65 Northerner

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

Cmon Christine, we need to know you’re ok

#66 Fatdog

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:28 PM

It's around 10:30 PM for Christine.  I imagine she is still groggy from surgery.  Hopefully, her friend will think to sign in and let us know how things are.  The waiting is the hardest part.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

She'll be back!!

 

 

 

Stay strong!

 

Thanks Louis Armstrong for such a gem!!



#68 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:38 PM

Can anyone contact Nickeccles for an update? Maybe he knows something.



#69 T-STER

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:44 PM

Yeah the waiting sucks, just to know all is well would be awesome, i will drop Nick a text i think

#70 Rimmer36

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

Christine has pulled through and is doing ok guys, im sure she will be here in a few days, peace



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for the update, Rim!  As C-3PO would say, "Praise the maker!" 



#72 JVC Floyd

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

Awesome thanks for the news.

#73 Nickeccles

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:37 PM

Just a quick one guys!!
Christine is through the op & doing ok I can't say any more than that as it's not my place to say!
I will talk to her tomorrow all being well & will update you (Permission pending) on the state of play! This is one brave lady & I am sure you all send your best wishes to her! Big sigh of relief when I heard from her today



#74 JVC Floyd

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:45 PM

Glad to hear it , thank you!.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 07:14 PM

Ha!!

 

She beat the monster!! :yes:  :bow:  :clap:

 

Way to go Christine you're just like our boomers "Never Say Die"!!



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:25 PM

Thanks for the wonderful news. Glad to hear!

#77 Northerner

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:11 AM

Awesome! Good news :-)

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:39 AM

Awesome news .

#79 T-STER

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

Wooo great stuff!

#80 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 11:49 PM

Just checking in to see if there are any up dates?



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:35 AM

  :dj-party:  :dj:  :beer2: Yeah - I DID IT!!!  :newyear:  :dj-party:  :newyear: 

 

 

 

Fark - NEVER again will I go through that total clusterfark of organised chaos!  :sadno:  :thumbsdown:  

 

Before I explain i think it only fair and incumbent on me to express my most sincere gratitude to all the good exceptional folks on this forum who have spared me a kind thought or comment by way of best wishes for myself - you're all Stars in your own right.  :thumbsup:  

 

It's three days since my op and the outlook is improving each day - I mean, it just had to:  Op day was a clusterfark of biblical proportions; Next day I was in The Land Of Groggie-Cum-Chokey, I felt I was being throttled all day due to op-site swelling and soreness in my throat - right in the ol' 'gagging area'!;  Yesterday was the Great Day Of Wanton Sickness And All Things Gippy.  Dear me, I've now become an expert in long distance chucking up!  :w00t:  :lol:  Last night I caught up on sleep and today I've awarded myself 'Light Duties' as my head still feels a little light and I'm also very tired.

 

 

 

I met the surgeon-ess prior to the surgery to remove the pharyngeal web whereby she told me (in no uncertain terms) the the web would be left in situ and stretched

:blink:  :huh:   After all I had been told I was not inspired with confidence and, to emphasise my bewilderment, she said: "These webs don't grow".  Well Fark me - WHO put that there, then?  I know it wasn't ME!  :sadno:  :annoyed: 

 

My throat still has to settle fully but I'm now imagining this 'stretched' web to be hanging in my throat like a baggy cardigan sleeve - no wonder I can't stop coughing!  The worst is, when I think of the (now 'baggy') web all a-dangle in my throat, I have visions of nature films spotlighting on the rear end of a turtle when laying it's eggs - where does a thought like that come from???  :huh:  :-/

 

Last week:

The test results needed for the op (on Monday) were planned for after the op had started (bad organisation).

The operation had to go ahead without test results as my need for the op was now so urgent.

Friday: I was informed to report for rearranged test at 0730hrs Monday so the results would be ready prior to the op.

 

All good so far.................

 

Monday (op day)

0730hrs: With my friend Hazel I reported to the clinic for tests as 'arranged' - it was lonely 'cos no-one else was there and the doors were locked.  :blink:

0800hrs - Duty nurse arrived:  "I know nothing but I'll do the tests just in case".  All tests completed.

1030hrs(ish) Reported early to operation Booking In/waiting room: "You're late, you op was planned for 0930hrs.  We'll now have to book you in for the first afternoon op at 1330hrs.  Well then, how about telling ME of the new arrangements?

1330hrs..........1400hrs...........1430hrs..........1500hrs....................................................1700hrs..."Oi", said I in a most outraged manner, "If you do not operate VERY soon I shall go home and you can rearrange the whole day for another time and that time WILL be soon as my op is URGENT" .

 

*Side note of importance:

Monday was the middle of a mega heatwave in UK, waiting room windows were kept open and there was no air cooling systems/devices/whatever - it was akin to sitting in an oven all day without being allowed food or drink.  I had hardly eaten or had a decent drink for the best part of two days and now I was becoming ill with stomach pains & headaches etc. due to dehydration.  My patience had run dry (as had other parts of my body :w00t:  :yes: ).

 

1730hrs: I was 'rushed' in for my op with great apologies.  It all went by in the blink of an eye for me and I woke up in a Recovery ward feeling like Death: Thirsty like never before, hungry, sore, light headed and, well, I felt like sh1te to say the least - and the ward being hot and stuffy didn't help one iota.

 

I'm glad that this op is behind me and paves the way for my stomach op.  It's too early to say how the op site will settle but I'll let you know when it does because the images I have of the arse end of a turtle giving birth will have ceased (I hope!)  The Staff at the hospital were amazing but the admin/organisation was the clusterfark that should never be repeated.  My friend, Hazel, was an absolute angel and hardly left my side and contact from St Nick was most welcome although I felt I couldn't communicate too well at the time (Sorry, Nick).

 

Well, that's it then - no more webs for me....................I mean, "They don't grow", do they???!!!  :  

 

Sorry for taking so long to tell the tale, many thanks for reading it though.



#82 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:18 AM

Welcome back Christine!! :-)

#83 JVC Floyd

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:39 AM

Awesome glad to hear you're doing well and feeling better.
I hate the healthcare system in general .my last doctor was so f***** up I told myself if I keep going to this m*********** he's going to need a doctor himself.

#84 MyOhMy

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:48 AM

Welcome back Christine!! :-)

 

Thanks, it's nice to be back!

 

 

Awesome glad to hear you're doing well and feeling better.
I hate the healthcare system in general .my last doctor was so f***** up I told myself if I keep going to this m*********** he's going to need a doctor himself.

 

Yes, I know what you mean.  I detest all this illness malarkey, it just isn't me so if illness waffle bores anyone else then join the club - I understand.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 09:10 AM

Super yay!!!  Christine is back!  :clap: :rock: :thumbsup: :chris920: :dj-party: :dj: :beer2: :drunk: :breakdance: :stereo:

We all knew that you had that web thing beat.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

^^^^^ Aw thanks - I'm laughing myself silly at your post, it just struck a chord (pun intended!).  :yes:  :lol:



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

Glad to see you back Christine :-)

#88 MyOhMy

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:43 AM

^^^^^ Thank you very much, I can assure you that the honour is all mine in being in such good company.   :yes:  :thumbsup:



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

I've been biting my tongue holding back, but now that a good result is true, let me just say I'm glad you handled this ordeal.  I am highly superstitious and whenever I talk about anything bad, it almost always seems to come true, happened often enough that I now refrain from it.  I even try to strike any bad thoughts from my brain for fear that it could have an impact.  

 

Surgery is never a fun experience.  I have had 9 or 10 surgeries already, and 3 in the past 4 years.  All earlier ones have been rather routine:  get pre-surgery labs, results, surgery, recovery, etc.  The last few, they made things tough for me.

 

Ear implants?  No, we can't do MRI on you without knowing details of the implant.

But I've had MRI's done already previously.

But that was not with OUR MRI machines.  The calibration could be different.   OUR machines might be more powerful.

The Dr. that did the implants retired years ago.

Still, no can do.  Need medical records.

What happens if I am in an accident and all smashed to bits -- you won't do an MRI then and we just guess?

[silence...]

But the implant surgeries were done over 20 years ago.  Records weren't digital at the time.

Still, no can do.

[contact previous hospital 2000 miles away, get records on CD, give to new imaging technician/Dr.]

The records don't say what implant was installed.

...

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In the end, they went ahead and did the MRI.

 

Then on the pre-surgery labs of my last procedure:

Your EKG showed an abnormality.

What is the abnormality?

Not sure, but it's different from your last EKG.

So what, can't do the surgery then?

No, we need to cancel.  You'll need to see a cardiologist.

[schedule a cardiologist appt, although I am highly suspecting they do this to make more money for the Hospital]

[cardiologist sees me, talks to me about my history, reviews the EKG]

I'm inclined to clear you.  Your EKG looks normal to me, same as last time.

What?  That's not what they said.  They pulling my chain?

They made a mistake in interpreting the EKG.  They thought they saw a "blip" but it was nothing.

"Of course, in my mind, this just confirms my suspicions, they just do this to rack up the bills, as usual.  Like as if they don't make enough money as it is."

 

Anyhow, the last few surgeries, I have noticed that I don't recover quickly like I used to.  Prior to the last 2 surgeries, after 30 minutes - 1 hour in recovery, I always wake and end up going home.  The last few took me many hours to wake and even then, I stay groggy for a very long time.  Then I am admitted to the hospital for overnight stay.  I'm not looking forward to any future procedures.  The pre-labs could certainly pose to be an obstacle because if they don't like what they see, they won't clear the procedure, which means things will get worse until it becomes an emergency, at which time, they will do it anyway but of course, not ideal since condition will worsen by then.

 

But now I'm probably talking more than I should so I'll just say this:

GLAD EVERYTHING WENT WELL FOR YOU and to see you posting like this -- means you are feeling much better.  Keep up the fight and take care of yourself!



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:31 AM

Thanks, this was interesting reading.  I did skip some of the detail in my post but you've brought up some very good points about how little control we can have with the slightest hassle from an indirectly involved person looking at data.  It's not just a relationship between a patient and surgeon, there's a whole team and every man & his dog behind all this.

 

Many thanks for the good wishes, I also wish you the very best with your health.