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Katybarstool

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I'm back (Kathy)
« on: May 21, 2009, 07:59:19 AM »
Hello my lovely friends

Went into the hospital at noon on Monday and had the surgery 7 pm. My asthma played up a bit in recovery, but apart from some pain and discomfort the first 24 hours, I'm ok. I was discharged on Tuesday, without seeing the consultant, and am due to see him in four weeks.

As far as I know, the recotcele and prolapse were dealt with, and the botox injection done. I'm just feeling very weak and tired now, but ok. I see the Gp tomorrow, and am hoping to be signed off work for a couple of weeks.

Hugs to everyone.
Kathyx 

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 08:33:32 AM »
I'm so glad it is over and hoping you will continue to improve!

Love to you little Katy!

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 08:46:38 AM »
Glad its all over for you kathy.

Now please rest , even if your feeling not too bad, deep tissue is stil healing, and no lifting anything !  You ll be signed of, cant work like that , and take the time you need to get back on track, hope your SJS doesn tflare and your feeling as well as cN be expected ,also hope all is well with your mum, and try not to feel guilty , , YOU JUST GET YOURSELF HEALED

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T x


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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 09:18:44 AM »
Dearest Kathy

Thank you so much for posting so quickly and letting us know how you are.  You just knew we were worried about you, didn't you?!  You were in my thoughts all day on Monday and I hope the asthma flare in recovery wasn't too scary.  I had a wobble in recovery after my accident but luckily enough I only remember the final part of it!  There just seemed to be lots of people there and then they all disappeared.  Does that sound familiar?

Please ensure that you're signed off work for at least a fortnight.  Apart from the surgery itself, you'll need lots of time to recover from the anaesthetic.  I think it takes weeks for the anaesthetic to leave the system and you don't want any more 'brain fog' than you already have!

Rest, rest, rest.  Hope you've got lots of treats lined up.

Thinking of you - Chickpea

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 10:28:38 AM »
Im glad everything went okay, thoughts and prayers are with you.  Hugs and Kissess   Jonnell and Jenna

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009, 11:33:41 AM »
Hi Kathy  :)

I'm glad things went to plan and that you're not in too much pain now. I'm not surprised you're feeling weak and tired. Operations take it out of us and worrying about it before the event does too.

I hope you get signed off for at least 2 weeks - or even until you see the specialist again. That would be better.

Rest up and let yourself heal.

Take care - Scottie  :)
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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 06:08:46 PM »
Thanks for the update Kathy. We've been thinking of you. I know you must be relieved to have that overwith. Now, rest and heal. Let us know how you are doing. Good luck.

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 06:18:46 PM »
Hi Kathy,

So good to hear that all went well and that you are home healing. Take good care of yourself and don't over do (yeah I know.....that's much easier said than done)!

Sending you lots of hugs and positive wishes for continued healing.

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009, 01:46:23 PM »
Hello my lovely friends

Thank you for your kind messages. The brain in awol, just now - either that or the SJS is flaring. Anyway, I went to see the GP today. He gave me antibiotics for my chest, and a note for 4 weeks off work. I'm hoping not to need that long, but that takes the pressure off a bit, even though I will lose some pay.

You know, any medical/surgical procedure elated to the nether regions makes you the 'butt' of people's jokes.Even the GP couldn't resist asking if I was 'sitting comfortably'  ::) I know what my mum felt like when she broke her leg and people asked if she was going to the 'hop' :)

I have been a complete slob - watching daytime tv and reading.  My beloved little terrier, Jaffa, quite likes having me home. We are like two seniors, snoozing, eating and being lazy. I think I could get used to this lazy life!

Have a good weekend - there is a rumour that we are going to see the sun in the UK, even though it's a public holiday and usually pours with rain. I hope the sun does come, I need some solar power!

Kathyx


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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2009, 08:51:44 AM »
Hi Kathy sorry I'm late,

Glad every thing went fine and your are resting properly.  You enjoy the rest ! Vacation of the nether region's  :)

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2009, 11:25:28 AM »
Kathy,

My mother was a nurse on the Colon and Rectal Surgery Ward during my childhood.  Even the nurses got teased... as they were called the "Guts and Butts Girls." 

Must be human nature to find this so funny!...there's just no "end" to the silly things one can think of!

I hope your "end" is on the mend!

Love you dearly!
Janna   

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 11:36:58 AM »
Janna

Thank you! I think my end is definitely on the mend :)

Kathyx

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2009, 05:36:47 AM »
Hi Kathy,

I know late as usual! ;) :D  But I'm sure glad to hear that you're doing well!  Now I can uncross those fingers, well, maybe - I think they're "frozen" in place today!

It's good to hear that your GP is really working with you to help you with the healing, lucky you! 

Take care of yourself lady -

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009, 02:40:09 AM »
Hi Kathy

Just wondering how you are today?  Hope you had a restful weekend - did the family visit and cosset you?

It's a grey, rainy day here in Brighton; if it's the same up in Yorkshire you won't have a chance of getting a sunburned behind!

Thinking of you - Chickpea

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Re: I'm back (Kathy)
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 06:26:30 AM »
Hi Chickpea

Lovely to hear from you. TBH had a couple of not too good days.  Delicate drom the surgery and been feeling fragile with flu-like symptoms. I suppose that  could be the SJS. The brain fog is back - this morning I double-dosed on paracetamol, so I'm trying to stay out of mischief now by resting.



How's your new treatment going?

Hugs
Kathyx