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mike alexander
2008-Jul-22, 04:23 PM
Chrissy is scheduled to go one-on-one with gallstones Friday, and I figured it wouldn't hurt for everyone to send best wishes, good luck, the Blessings of the Great One, or what/whomever you work with in such matters. So give that rabbit's foot a rub, Sign left to right or right to left, invoke Maxwell's demon, or whatever feels most natural to you.

geonuc
2008-Jul-22, 04:27 PM
I'll contact the applicable spirit and send some energy her way.

Best wishes, chrissy!! :)

Argos
2008-Jul-22, 04:46 PM
IŽll be channelling positive energy waves. :)

Good Luck, Chrissy. ;)

cjl
2008-Jul-22, 04:55 PM
Good luck, Chrissy.

:)

Swift
2008-Jul-22, 05:20 PM
Chrissy,
May your surgeons be swift and accurate, may your pain meds be wonderful, and may your recovery be quick and easy.

suntrack2
2008-Jul-22, 05:31 PM
Wish You All the Best, and Good Luck, Chrissy.

Disinfo Agent
2008-Jul-22, 05:41 PM
Best wishes, Chrissy. Dream of music. ;)

Jay200MPH
2008-Jul-22, 06:06 PM
Hope all goes well Chrissy!
I've only ever been under the knife once and I hope to keep it that way until I'm very old. I'll drink to your health tonight!

- J

The Backroad Astronomer
2008-Jul-22, 06:11 PM
good luck chrissy.

Tinaa
2008-Jul-22, 06:14 PM
Get well soon!

BigDon
2008-Jul-22, 06:40 PM
Oh! Oh! Oh!

I get to sign the cast first!

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-22, 07:01 PM
Good luck Chrissy! Hope your able to get back here real soon!

Swift
2008-Jul-22, 07:36 PM
Oh! Oh! Oh!

I get to sign the cast first!
:eh:

Well, if everyone from BAUT signs it, it would be a cast of characters. :shifty:

chrissy
2008-Jul-22, 07:55 PM
:o :surprised What a shock to find my name mentioned on here, I can feel your thoughts and wishes lifting me already! Thank you guys and girls this means a lot to me. :)

chrissy

(still scared though)

peteshimmon
2008-Jul-22, 08:00 PM
And hurry up Chrissy, I'm feeling faint
already:) Enjoy the food!

Doodler
2008-Jul-22, 08:18 PM
Good luck with the operation. Like I said, it should be a quick thing with the stones...unless they call in a specialist who resembles one of the seven dwarves...

;)

mike alexander
2008-Jul-22, 08:20 PM
Hey, who isn't a bit scared before liftoff? But you're in the orbiter and your boosters have all the delta vee you need. You'll do us all proud. As DaVinci wrote:

The great bird shall take its flight
on the back of the Great Bird,
Bringing glory to the nest where it was born.

Big party after reentry, too!

chrissy
2008-Jul-22, 08:25 PM
Good luck with the operation. Like I said, it should be a quick thing with the stones...unless they call in a specialist who resembles one of the seven dwarves...

;)

or Mick Jagger for his new tour coming soon with two new members, OH! the shame.

Jim
2008-Jul-22, 08:27 PM
Good luck, Chrissy!

(And, please, please don't ask them to put the stones in a jar of alcohol so you can show them to all your - soon to be former - friends.)

Doodler
2008-Jul-22, 08:28 PM
or Mick Jagger for his new tour coming soon with two new members, OH! the shame.

Just be sure Keith Richards leaves his mortar and pestle at home... :sick:

chrissy
2008-Jul-22, 08:30 PM
Good luck, Chrissy!

(And, please, please don't ask them to put the stones in a jar of alcohol so you can show them to all your - soon to be former - friends.)

Dang I was thinking about asking for them! :D

jokergirl
2008-Jul-22, 08:37 PM
Good luck Chrissy!

;)

mike alexander
2008-Jul-22, 08:49 PM
Oh, sure, ask for them. Then whenever anyone asks whether you have the stones...

chrissy
2008-Jul-22, 09:05 PM
Good thinking Batman! ;)

captain swoop
2008-Jul-22, 09:15 PM
get them turned into a paperweight lol

Veeger
2008-Jul-22, 09:26 PM
Hi Chrissy - good luck - actually it should be a piece of cake. Been through it and it was nothing. Well, except for the complication, uhh, er.. well we don't need to go there.

Ok.
Good luck!

(really - piece of cake ;) )

chrissy
2008-Jul-22, 09:34 PM
I wish it were only a piece of cake stuck in there, at least I might enjoy it more. :(

Thanks my friends.

chrissy xxx

(counting the days down more now, even to the nearest second)

Swift
2008-Jul-22, 09:38 PM
or Mick Jagger for his new tour coming soon with two new members, OH! the shame.
Man, I love the Stones, I don't know how they keep doing it all these years. Fred and Barney are just the best. :whistle:

Hey Chrissy, I think you should ask to keep the stones. Let us know when they do their world tour. ;)

slang
2008-Jul-22, 09:38 PM
Good luck, chrissy! From what I was told, you should feel a lot better, immediately. So, scared you may be, feeling a lot better is what's coming :)

chrissy
2008-Jul-22, 09:46 PM
Thanks Swift, we will have to name them both when they finally go public, and go on their first tour backing the group *The Gall Bladder* :) They will be needing groupies too. :D

Slang thanks, I am looking forwards to the day I have no more pain, these two buggers have caused me for a while, and are starting to do again, damn things, feels like they are trashing the hotel "chrissy" up now before they go global.

KaiYeves
2008-Jul-22, 11:10 PM
Good luck, Chrissy!

01101001
2008-Jul-23, 12:47 AM
There's a global shortage of luck these days, since so much of it is being converted into fuel, but I wish you an overflowing luck bucket, more than you can possibly ever need.

ABR.
2008-Jul-23, 01:59 AM
For what it's worth, good luck! No need to be nervous -- I mean, it's not tennis, right?

Torsten
2008-Jul-23, 02:58 AM
Good luck Chrissy.

At last, the pain you've endured will be a faint memory.

chrissy
2008-Jul-23, 10:10 AM
Thanks the luck bucket is a bit heavy but I will bring it with me to hospital, tennis won't make me nervous anymore after this op!
I'm looking forwards to that bit of memory to be erased, nasty pain. :( just like child birth. ;)

mfumbesi
2008-Jul-23, 10:50 AM
Good luck.
We've been having so much fun with tennis, I assumed you either had done it already or decided otherwise (this could mean you used the oil thing that was mentioned or went with ultrasonic or decided to keep the stone for a wee bit longer).

chrissy
2008-Jul-23, 11:06 AM
No the hospital wanted to make me suffer for a bit longer than normal, and now the operation is creeping up at a quicker pace.
Only two more sleeps and it is O-Day, this has been calculated more professionally by the infant schools highest achieving students by breaking down the time into a more complex way, they use this method for birthdays and christmas too and has a high success rate of understanding. ;)

I will be playing tennis before you know I have gone. Thanks Mfumbesi.

SeanF
2008-Jul-23, 01:21 PM
Good luck, Chrissy. Nothin' to worry about. :)

Gemini
2008-Jul-23, 01:44 PM
Good luck!

Neverfly
2008-Jul-23, 01:48 PM
Break a leg, not a bladder.

Warren Platts
2008-Jul-23, 05:18 PM
Does the hospital have a webcam so we can all watch? :razz:

Just kidding! ;)

I'll be praying for you. :)

captain swoop
2008-Jul-23, 05:24 PM
Which hospital is it? I look after PCs on Digital Xray gear in a lot of the hospitals in Co Durham. I was in Bishop Auckland a week or so ago.

mugaliens
2008-Jul-23, 07:33 PM
Hi, Chrissy. I'm thinking of you and praying for you. May your Ozzy hotel trashers wind up in the can.

chrissy
2008-Jul-23, 07:40 PM
Thanks guys.

Captain Swoop, I will be going into Darlington, I wanted to go into Bishop Auckland. :( are you going to visit me? :D

captain swoop
2008-Jul-23, 10:59 PM
Darlington seems Ok, Bishop isn't a big hospital, I wouldn't have thought they would have done Gall Stones anyway.

Noclevername
2008-Jul-23, 11:05 PM
Good luck, Chrissy! Ask if you can have them polished and set in a broach while you're there... ;)

chrissy
2008-Jul-23, 11:15 PM
Hello stranger, hope you are ok? hmmmm that might be a good idea too, a broach! ;)

Captain Swoop, I don't know, I had my check up done there and I requested it to be done there as I don't like Darlo, they nearly killed me last year with an injection I had a bad reaction to, when I came to there was about 7 people around me panicking the curtains drawn and a big trolley of potions getting pumped into me! :( I had to stay longer in there than I wanted.
Probably thats what scaring me more than anything else!

captain swoop
2008-Jul-23, 11:20 PM
Oo! not nice.

A friend of mine got very good care there a couple of years ago when he had a heart attack and I know the digital Xray machines are all working well lol!

chrissy
2008-Jul-23, 11:25 PM
can't deny that, the MRI was spot on too.
I just hope they remember what I told them on my pre-op about that injection, I will off course remind them too, I don't want the same thng happening again to me this time around . :(

captain swoop
2008-Jul-24, 09:22 PM
I am sure everything will go well. Do you know how long they expect to keep you in?

chrissy
2008-Jul-24, 09:40 PM
They said Saturday the earliest and Sunday or Monday the latest, depends if open surgery is required and they won't know until they put the camera inside of me, no Warren Platts not the webcam! ;)

mike alexander
2008-Jul-24, 11:12 PM
We will be listening out.

cjl
2008-Jul-24, 11:25 PM
No webcam? Darn.

I'm sure everything will go well anyways though.

;)

geonuc
2008-Jul-26, 10:07 PM
I hope chrissy's procedure went well. I imagine she's enjoying that great hospital food right now. :sick:

BigDon
2008-Jul-26, 10:47 PM
A few years back my kid sister needed to have a half a foot or so of small intestine removed. (I guess she was bored or something and wanted to re-arrange things.)

Anywho, my younger brother and I go to visit her after the procedure and right away she starts in with, "You're going to make me laugh aren't you! Aren't you!"

Now *I* would never dream of making somebody less than 24 hours out major abdominal surgery laugh. Could be bad for the seams or something. But what is making somebody laugh? Surely you can't "make" somebody laugh! Otherwise being a comedian would be a surething job. Though it does help if your audiance is both captive and on a morphine drip.

So my brother and I discussed this impossibleness of forcing another person to laugh in a medical surrounding at length, including Bill Cosby's view of childhood hospitalization, (Are you kidding! One time I ate a dead frog and didn't throw up!") medical oddities like Tim Conway's siamese twin elephants connected at the trunk, (when one sneezed the others eyes would get *really* big) and whether or not her doctor, who was just inside of earshot, actually had pants on under the smock he was wearing and not just pant legs tied off at the knee.

And the head nurse came in and blew us grief for cheering my sister up! (My sister is also a nurse, long time nurses have an anti-fun conspiracy of some sort I tell ya!)

Some people.

geonuc
2008-Jul-26, 10:58 PM
Yeah, I got that kind of 'cheering up' after I had my spleen out.

slang
2008-Jul-27, 12:02 AM
I hope chrissy's procedure went well. I imagine she's enjoying that great hospital food right now. :sick:

Me too (hoping, not enjoying hospital food), and I've been considering adding a post to the missing persons thread.. Then again a few days hospital stay are not that strange after such a procedure.

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 07:04 PM
I have returned, after a little bit of complications on the sheet too, I had some problems with my diaphram and liver and ended up in the HDU, similar to the ICU, where I woke to find all kinds of tubes and wires attached to me :( drip fed morphine and double saline drips in both my hands, a blood pressure monitor attached squeezing the life out of my arm for two days as that was way too low, vampires hovering around to draw my blood out at every waking moment. Then the surgeon coming in with a few others and making me laugh and sending me a message from the poor anethatist wanting to know what the surgeon did to make me in so much pain, and why he was so worried about me!!!!!
I am still in a lot of pain. :( But I am here and recovering from the hospital food too!
Thanks guys.

chrissy xxx

Swift
2008-Jul-28, 07:10 PM
http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/bsa25/images/DrFrankenstein.jpg
ALIVE! SHE'S ALIVE!

Chrissy! I'm sorry for your pain, but I'm glad you made it through ok. Does this mean you are home?

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 07:15 PM
Sorry!

*HONEY I'M HOME!*

Warren Platts
2008-Jul-28, 07:18 PM
Piece of cake! ;)

Swift
2008-Jul-28, 07:21 PM
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http://www.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/071.gif
http://www.websmileys.com/sm/fingers/fing22.gif

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 07:28 PM
I wish I could jump around like those smilies.:) Just glad to be here, I missed this place loads and loads and you guys even more, I can't play tennis I have a chit for it but I will pretend until I am well enough to do it properly. :D

WaxRubiks
2008-Jul-28, 07:34 PM
now you know how an electric shower feels, in a hard water area.

Do you live in a hard area?

Are the men so hard that their drinks are so manly and thick, that the umbrellas stand up in them.

Don't mind me; trying to make a joke about you being up north and hard water.



good to see you back from the delta quadrant.

I was in hospital in 2003, and I thought NHS food was OK. A bit small, but they had me on nil by mouth for weeks as a joke, and because I'm a wee bit on the large boned side.

Pulled out me cathater too, which isn't a laughing matter. :D
Well I was delusional due to a high temperature.

sarongsong
2008-Jul-28, 07:41 PM
...I can't play tennis...but I will pretend until I am well enough..."Service!" (http://www.xnet.se/javaTest/jPong/jPong.html) http://www.bautforum.com/images/icons/icon10.gif

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 07:53 PM
we have the best water in the whole of England, and it is soft.
one of my canulars shot out of my hand on Saturday afternoon and they were trying to find a spare vein to put a new one back in. bruised all over now! :(


Thanks Sarongsong, I haven't played that for ages.

captain swoop
2008-Jul-28, 08:03 PM
Hey, told you Darlington Hosp was ok.

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 08:09 PM
I couldn't fault them this time around, even though the surgeon tried to make me laugh a few hours after the op! All the staff, especially in the HDU were brilliant, I made a copious amount of friends while I was in there, staff and patients.

mike alexander
2008-Jul-28, 08:20 PM
I'm so relieved to hear you're done with that!

Now, Dr. Mike insists you take your recovery easily.

Did you hear the one....

No, save that for later.

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 08:24 PM
:D
nearly popped my stitches on Friday laughing.
Thanks Mike.
now I will have to learn how to walk up right again as the pain is quite bad.

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-28, 08:27 PM
Welcome back!

slang
2008-Jul-28, 08:36 PM
Welcome back, chrissy! Hope you're out of post-op pain soon, sorry to hear you had complications. They too will pass!

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 08:52 PM
Glad to be back, the pain killers are doing the job while I am sat here, I am looking forwards to the post-op pain to go and I know this will! I forgot to ask for the damn stones,but I have the scars to remind me and many stitches.:) and at the moment two large bruises down my stomach, which will fade in time too.

korjik
2008-Jul-28, 09:28 PM
I have returned, after a little bit of complications on the sheet too, I had some problems with my diaphram and liver and ended up in the HDU, similar to the ICU, where I woke to find all kinds of tubes and wires attached to me :( drip fed morphine and double saline drips in both my hands, a blood pressure monitor attached squeezing the life out of my arm for two days as that was way too low, vampires hovering around to draw my blood out at every waking moment. Then the surgeon coming in with a few others and making me laugh and sending me a message from the poor anethatist wanting to know what the surgeon did to make me in so much pain, and why he was so worried about me!!!!!
I am still in a lot of pain. :( But I am here and recovering from the hospital food too!
Thanks guys.

chrissy xxx

The surgeon made you laugh?!?

OW,OW,OW,OW,OW,OW that gives me sympathy/memory pains. :)

Feel Better! :)

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 09:33 PM
Yeah! then they all laughed more because I said noooooooooo! don't make me laugh.
Must be a warped sense of humour of his!

mugaliens
2008-Jul-28, 09:37 PM
Welcome back! Glad to hear that things went ok.

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-28, 09:45 PM
All doctors I've known, especially surgeons, have a warped sense of humor!

chrissy
2008-Jul-28, 10:18 PM
they sure do! Probably need it with some of the sights they see. :)
I had a good laugh with them all before going under.

Jim
2008-Jul-28, 10:43 PM
I have returned... I am here and recovering from the hospital food too!

I'm glad to learn you are home and recovering. I hope it's swift... but not so swift you can't milk it for all it's worth.

Many years ago I went into the hospital for some minor surgery. Two things stand out.

1. Twilight cocktails are fantastic! They almost make surgery worth it. I put them right up there with nitrous oxide.

2. Hospital food is not always bad, especially if you're really hungry. When I came out from under, the hospital kitchen had closed; I hadn't eaten for almost 24 hours, and the prospect of waiting another 12 was not pleasant. A very understanding nurse made a kitchen raid for me, but all she could find were cranberry juice and figs. I have loved them both ever since.

Neverfly
2008-Jul-28, 10:49 PM
2. Hospital food is not always bad, especially if you're really hungry. When I came out from under, the hospital kitchen had closed; I hadn't eaten for almost 24 hours, and the prospect of waiting another 12 was not pleasant. A very understanding nurse made a kitchen raid for me, but all she could find were cranberry juice and figs. I have loved them both ever since.

The nurse or the figs?

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-28, 11:11 PM
The hospital where I had my surgery had some pretty good food. The food at the hospital I was transfered to for convalescence was almost inedible. The food at the nursing home where I did my recovery (two months) was good but there wasn't enough! I lost 40 lbs from the time I went in for surgery until I got home.

Torsten
2008-Jul-28, 11:24 PM
I'm glad to read that you're okay chrissy.

geonuc
2008-Jul-28, 11:40 PM
:)

Neverfly
2008-Jul-28, 11:59 PM
The food at the nursing home where I did my recovery (two months) was good but there wasn't enough! I lost 40 lbs from the time I went in for surgery until I got home.

You know that they did that on purpose...

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-29, 12:24 AM
You know that they did that on purpose...

Of course! That's why I snuck out a few time to the Catfish Parlor!

WaxRubiks
2008-Jul-29, 12:26 AM
You know that they did that on purpose...

yeah, what they do is get you on nil by mouth pre or post op, and then after a while you can't take a dump.
Then they say that you "have a blockage", and thus must remain on nil by mouth.

It's the oldest trick in the book. :D

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-29, 12:37 AM
...then after a while you can't take a dump.
Never a problem with me. I had a colostomy! Just don't roll over onto the bag and be sure to empty it before it gets too full!

Doodler
2008-Jul-29, 12:09 PM
Welcome back, hope you're enjoying the meds. :)

chrissy
2008-Jul-29, 07:49 PM
Thanks Jim, cranberry juice is good for the bladder, and we all know what figs do.
The food wasn't all that bad really, I had a very nice Sunday roast.
As for the cocktails, that party went on for two days and would of lasted a bit longer if the canular didn't come out of my wrist.
The meds are okay, knocking me out and making me feel drunk too. :D
But still walking all hunched up and it hurts like mad trying to straighten out, I am not eating very much as I have lost my appertite.

Thanks Torsten and Doodler, I am glad it is all over with now and I go back to see the doctor next month for a check up.

chrissy

mfumbesi
2008-Jul-30, 08:49 AM
She made it, she made it, she made it.
Welcome back (I know I am late, its the thought that count//////better late than never)

Neverfly
2008-Jul-30, 08:51 AM
She made it, she made it, she made it.
Welcome back (I know I am late, its the thought that count//////better late than never)

Who?

hhEb09'1
2008-Jul-30, 08:57 AM
Are the men so hard that their drinks are so manly and thick, that the umbrellas stand up in them.Still trying to put manly and umbrellas together :)

I couldn't fault them this time around, even though the surgeon tried to make me laugh a few hours after the op!
:D
nearly popped my stitches on Friday laughing.
Repeat business. :)

WB

mfumbesi
2008-Jul-30, 09:05 AM
Who?
Our lady with the rolling stones.
Or Is it the stoned lady? I have confused myself.

chrissy
2008-Jul-30, 06:55 PM
Thanks hhEb09'1 glad to be back.

mfumbesi it was the rolling stones before the op and probably stoned from the morphine I had for two days afterwards, thanks for the welcome back. I am glad to be back.

Kaptain K
2008-Jul-30, 08:38 PM
Little known fact: Pain killers, even opiates like morphine, are not addictive when used to control pain.

I had a morphine drip (actually an injector I controlled. Pull the trigger and get dose. Limited to once every 10 minutes.) after my surgeries. I weaned my self as quickly as possible. Not because I was worried about addiction, but because the nightmares scared the hell out of me!

chrissy
2008-Jul-30, 10:02 PM
I was on a drip then they gave me a self injected trigger too, every 5 minutes :D then the canular flew out of my arm from my morphine drip so they tried to find a spare vein to put the morphine back, bruised all over my wrists, I told the doc not to bother as it was hurting me by just doing that. :( I never had any nightmares, just couldn't sleep at all the whole time I was in hospital. Glad to have my own bed back and playing catch up on my sleep now.

Whirlpool
2008-Jul-30, 11:40 PM
I was on a drip then they gave me a self injected trigger too, every 5 minutes :D then the canular flew out of my arm from my morphine drip so they tried to find a spare vein to put the morphine back, bruised all over my wrists, I told the doc not to bother as it was hurting me by just doing that. :( I never had any nightmares, just couldn't sleep at all the whole time I was in hospital. Glad to have my own bed back and playing catch up on my sleep now.

You can never have a good sleep in the hospital because every 2 hours or so people comes and checks on you.

I was 3x hospitalized and those times , I didn't have a good sleep after the surgery.

:doh:

chrissy
2008-Jul-30, 11:48 PM
This is true, and then they wake you to give you tablets or just to see if you need anything!
I had an elderly lady beside me (93 years old) and all night her machines were going off or she was shouting for a nurse.
Just glad to have peace and quiet at home.

Van Rijn
2008-Jul-31, 12:19 AM
So hopefully the pain is receding with no obvious complications?

I can relate to a lot of this from my own visits. Like you, I sometimes resembled a pin cushion. It's not so fun having them hunt for a spot to stick a needle when you're badly dehydrated. I did get a kick out of the vacuum gizmo they use to suck up blood samples . . .

mahesh
2008-Jul-31, 01:04 AM
.......... thanks for the welcome back. I am glad to be back.
Gee, Chrissy, stone me!

I didn't realise you had gone for your op, already!
Have been thinking of you. Welcome back!

mike alexander
2008-Jul-31, 06:11 AM
Hope it's getting better. Did they manage the endoscopic route or cut big time?

cjl
2008-Jul-31, 06:24 AM
Welcome back, and glad to hear you're recovering :)

mfumbesi
2008-Jul-31, 06:45 AM
mike when I first read you post it sounded suspicious.
I mean endoscopic, come on don't tell me that does not sound sorcey (Ha! new word).

WaxRubiks
2008-Jul-31, 01:22 PM
well, I have a pair of binoculars I use to look for my pet crow.

mike alexander
2008-Jul-31, 02:50 PM
[quote]I mean endoscopic, come on don't tell me that does not sound sorcey (Ha! new word).[/i]

I see it. Yeah, it does.

And sorcey makes perfect sense. I can see a character in an Alvin Maker story using it: "He did it, but not the reg'lar way; he did it the sorcey way."

Cougar
2008-Jul-31, 03:18 PM
Glad to hear you made it through, Chrissy. I'd be interested to hear the details of these diaphragm/liver complications and whether they had to convert to an open procedure.

The horror story I held back until this point involved a lap chole where the doctor inserted the initial trocar and nicked the poor girl's iliac artery, which is the initial branch from the aorta. Major artery! The surgeon held onto the cut artery for 20 minutes while a vascular surgeon came in to fix it. The girl lost 6 units of blood, and a 40-50 minute procedure turned into a 6 hour ordeal. They got the artery sewn up, but then there was no pulse in her legs, so they had to ream out those arteries to clear them of clots. Long hospital stay, several years trying to recover, six-figure recovery from the litigation.

Now we have another lap chole case. The doctor cut the wrong duct and pure bile was leaking into her abdomen after the operation. This was fixed fairly quickly, but in the process the poor girl got infected with Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium. This is a very bad bug. It can kill you. It didn't kill her, but it attacked her nerves, and she's got a lot of permanent nerve damage. This case is wending its way through the system....

Of course, we don't hear about the millions of successful lap choles. Very glad to hear you got through without too much trouble!

chrissy
2008-Jul-31, 07:04 PM
Well, the holes are a lot bigger than an endoscopic hole.
I have been in quite a lot of pain and when I woke up yesterday morning both of my ankles had swollen up, I laid down and elevated them in the hope that the swelling would go down. As you can gather they never and my pain killers wouldn't touch the pain from the op.
I phone the hospital helpline last night and a doctor rang me back, I had to go to the hospital (1 am ) and he was waiting for me. He was poking my stomach and touched a very sore part, my reaction was to grab both his hands and my left knee lift up almost hitting his head. He gave me two injections, in my damn butt cheeks! :( Then I had to wait around and then he put yet another canular in a vein (which hadn't already been attacked by the hospital) drew some blood out and gave me yet another pain killer.
The pain has subsided quite a lot since having those injections so thats a bonus and the ankle swelling has almost gone too.
Cougar, I think the damage was caused by the inflamation of the gall bladder, and the delays for my operation. I hope! I just remember the doc saying to me something about leesions on my liver and diaphram! why do they tell you this when you are still just opening your eyes from an operation? is it in the hope you will forget it?

Cougar
2008-Aug-01, 04:33 PM
Well, the holes are a lot bigger than an endoscopic hole.
The initial laparoscopic incision just below the umbilicus is supposed to be about 2 cm. Sounds like he had to convert to an open procedure due to the inflammation of the gallbladder. Inflammation makes it tough to identify the biliary structures laparoscopically. Bigger incision = more post-surgery pain. Sorry about that! But believe me, you don't want him cutting the wrong duct!


The pain has subsided quite a lot since having those injections so thats a bonus and the ankle swelling has almost gone too.
Soon you'll be good as new! :)


I just remember the doc saying to me something about lesions on my liver and diaphram!
Hmm. I don't know what that's about. Ask him next time you see him.

chrissy
2008-Aug-01, 06:45 PM
He had to cut above my umbilicus and it is quite a large cut too, he cut through my belly piercing and has stitched it all up, I bet he has sold it on E-bay. :( (the hole that is not the bar).
And the cut under my ribs is quite long, about 2 inches.The stiches are like wire, even though they are not!
I am just looking forwards to having no pain what-so-ever.
I will ask him when I go back in a few weeks (27th August) for a check up about what has happened, no doubt he will tell me anyway.

Kaptain K
2008-Aug-02, 06:09 AM
At least you still have an umbilicus! Mine went away!

chrissy
2008-Aug-02, 07:33 PM
Mine looks a lot smaller than it used to be!!!! might be using some of it for someone else. :D let me know if you get a call for a donor belly button!!!!

I have no piercing hole though! :(

Noclevername
2008-Aug-05, 01:45 AM
I have no piercing hole though! :(

Hey, we all start without one.

chrissy
2008-Aug-05, 08:06 PM
Hey, we all start without one.

*lip quivers* But I had one before. :(

and hello my friend . :)

Disinfo Agent
2008-Aug-05, 09:13 PM
Are you feeling any better, Chrissy?

chrissy
2008-Aug-06, 01:47 AM
I am now, since having more injections, I still have pain but not as bad as it was, the big cut's a thing to behold though. I just can't wait for the pain to go completely and then *FREEDOM*.
Thanks for asking DA. :)

Swift
2008-Aug-06, 01:53 PM
I am now, since having more injections, I still have pain but not as bad as it was, the big cut's a thing to behold though. I just can't wait for the pain to go completely and then *FREEDOM*.
Thanks for asking DA. :)
As I think I said before, my wife has had abdominal surgery multiple times (including once for gall bladder). There always seems to be a fairly long recovery, both to get rid of all the pain, and to get one's strength completely back. But I'm glad you are on the mend.

chrissy
2008-Aug-06, 06:57 PM
Yeah I have had plenty of ops done via keyhole on my stomach, but they were ok except for one .
It is so hard to have a good stretch at the moment as it hurts my stomach muscles where they have cut through. :(

BigDon
2008-Aug-11, 07:33 AM
Oh c'mon guys!

I'm seriously debating asking the VA to fix my stomach and diaphram so I can breathe again.(One gnarly hiatal hernia) Almost decided to really almost ask them. Just about. Now you made me all nervous again.

BigDon
2008-Aug-11, 07:34 AM
I'm afraid of what my sister will do to me!

chrissy
2008-Aug-11, 07:10 PM
BD. I think you should go for it, an elderly gentleman neighbour has had his done and sure he ached for a couple of days afterwards but he was as right as rain and no worse for it, so if a guy of 80 can do it, I think you will be good for it too.
Let me know how you get on BD,please don't let this put you off either.

Moose
2008-Aug-11, 07:29 PM
I'm seriously debating asking the VA to fix my stomach and diaphram so I can breathe again.(One gnarly hiatal hernia) Almost decided to really almost ask them. Just about. Now you made me all nervous again.

Don, over the space of fifteen months several years back, I've had three major abdominal surgeries that opened me from just below my chestbone to less than a quarter inch from my man-parts. I walked into the OR prep area all three times.

If I can do it, you can do it. I think you should.

Make us proud, Navy man. :D

Neverfly
2008-Aug-11, 07:51 PM
Don, over the space of fifteen months several years back, I've had three major abdominal surgeries that opened me from just below my chestbone to less than a quarter inch from my man-parts. I walked into the OR prep area all three times.

If I can do it, you can do it. I think you should.

Make us proud, Navy man. :D

And that's supposed to motivate the man?!

Moose
2008-Aug-11, 08:20 PM
And that's supposed to motivate the man?!

Hell yes.

Seriously, Don, it's not anywhere near as bad as you're imagining. You've faced far bigger discomforts and risks every single day on the flight deck.

BigDon
2008-Aug-11, 08:27 PM
Yeah, my brother won't let me go back to moving furniture until I get this done. They breathing issue has gotten very pronounced in the last two years, even after losing all that weight. Heck it's even more noticeable.

chrissy
2008-Aug-11, 09:00 PM
BD, I would get it done, you will feel much better for it in the long run.
You guys all pushed me and helped me , please BD, do it.
Don't do what Mak did and ignore your own health . I wished now I pushed him harder. :(

Nadme
2008-Aug-12, 03:44 PM
Received Chrissy's private message, hope you're still very much on the mend! :)

chrissy
2008-Aug-12, 06:55 PM
The pain is still very much there but now the tablets are helping more.

Thanks Nadme.

chrissy :)

ABR.
2008-Aug-12, 11:37 PM
I would think that cake in your avatar might help a little, too.

Happy Birthday, chrissy.

chrissy
2008-Aug-13, 12:18 AM
Thanks ABR. It sure will , I have reach that certain age now.:doh: :shhh:

mike alexander
2008-Aug-13, 04:58 AM
Not twenty-nine AGAIN???

chrissy
2008-Aug-13, 05:53 PM
yeah! how did you guess? :D