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Post by Feather on Tue 7 Nov 2017 - 14:03

Say Hi to Viv from me. It's lovely that you have her with you. It makes all the difference when you have company, someone to talk to. I would be there if I could.All the best.Myra.xxx.
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 9 Nov 2017 - 20:25

Thinking of you KitKat.happyheart   I hope all is going well and you will soon be back home.  Take it easy for the next few weeks and dont overdue anything. Even if you feeling better outside, the inside takes a lot longer to heal.   hug
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Post by Kitkat on Sun 12 Nov 2017 - 14:19

Got back home Friday evening. All seems to have gone well. My surgeon was a George Clooney look-alike I love you - all the nurses in there swooning over him  pirat and I'm pretty sure that not too many people would be able to say that they once had a pretty horrid experience in hospital, but the day after that they had George Clooney on their bed rubbing their tummy! happyheart Wink

The District Nurse has to come twice a day for the next 26 days to give me an injection (one morn / one eve) as apparently I was/am at risk of VTE.  surprised   Yes, I had to check it out ... but anyway sooooooooooo happy worst bit now all over.
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Post by Feather on Sun 12 Nov 2017 - 16:50

i'm so relieved that it's all over and you are back home. Well done. Hope George didn't get you too excited.What's VTE?



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Post by Kitkat on Sat 18 Nov 2017 - 10:29

The hospital phoned yesterday evening to tell me my results appointment (Tues, 21st Nov) has now been moved forward to Monday, 20th.  Not only is it the first one of the week, but also the first one of the day.  Been told my appointment is at 8:45 - the Department doors & Reception don't even open till 9:00.   Neutral   rock .

So, not sure whether this is a good sign or a bad one ...  e.g. Have they pushed me to the fore because there is bad news, which needs urgent follow-up attention(?); or Do they put the "good news" appointments first because they are over and done with quickly, not having to talk with other docs, have further tests done, or go through necessary further treatment arrangements, etc.  The nurse who phoned me was one I had spoken with at length at my pre-assessment appointment.  She did apologise, more than once, for the short notice - and said that I am first on the list so won't have to be hanging around waiting.

Ever the optimist, I've chosen to go with the latter. 
I also have a "feeling" that all is going to turn out well.
Have to mention at this point an incident that happened one day last week (can't remember which day it was now).
My friend was over and we were in the kitchen nattering, when we both heard a voice which seemed to be coming from the sitting room.(No-one else in the house at the time).  Went in to investigate - and found that the TV had turned itself on!  (has happened before on a number of occasions, but never when anyone else was around to witness it).  Not only had it turned itself on - but the programme that was showing was 'Medium' (fact-based TV series based around real-life medium, Alison Dubois) - and the scene that was showing was about someone called Cathy - who was visiting someone in hospital, standing by their bed and saying "You are going to get better, you're over the worst and will be out of here soon".
We obviously continued to watch the programme cyclops  and the person did indeed get better and was as right as rain not long afterwards.  Other similar "things" happened well into the rest of that evening - and my friend even joked at one stage about 'getting outa here and going home!'  Shocked ... at the same time acknowledging that she was quite fascinated to actually witness some of these 'happenings' (which I had of course spoken about in the past). cat
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Post by Feather on Sat 18 Nov 2017 - 12:29

Wow, KK. That is mind boggling. How on earth could that happen? I wish it would happen to me but it never does no matter how much I want or need it.
You are right to be optimistic. It will likely be a routine thing. I hope you are gaining strength every day and being a good girl--not lifting things etc. As always, I'm thinking of you. xxx.



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Post by Kitkat on Mon 20 Nov 2017 - 15:01

So much for being the first to be seen this morning.  11:45 I eventually got seen by the consultant - and it was well worth the wait.  He said he loves doing these type of consultations - when it is good news he's delivering.  In short:  All is well.  No need for Macmillan nurse, and no follow-up needed.
The official term was complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia.  All the baddies were got rid of  stickit , and 'most importantly', were caught and dealt with in good time.  There is no maverick travelling anywhere outside of the mapped route and everything is now healing up just as it should.
I got my discharge papers today. YESSSSS wine banana
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 20 Nov 2017 - 20:23

Best news ever kk.  toast   I bet that's a gigantic relief for you.  You can take it easy now and relax and enjoy a stress-free recovery.  Just make sure you dont overdo the celebrations!
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Post by Feather on Tue 21 Nov 2017 - 23:14

hug  hug   hug   My internet has been unavailable for two days but it's ok now---just like you, KK. Wonderful news. I'm so happy for you.Take care of yourself. xxxxxx.



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Post by Jamboree on Mon 27 Nov 2017 - 4:51

Just caught up with this.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health.
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Post by Kitkat on Wed 6 Dec 2017 - 11:54

This morning is the last of my district nurse visits to give injection for VTE risk.  (28 in all, twice a day, morning and evening following the op).  It's not Warfarin (thank goodness! because I can still see the Warfarin pack up on the shelf in the barn of the farm, my Dad's homeplace back in Ireland - with its picture etched on my brain, of the big-whiskered black rat staring down at me!  Yes, as well as being a very effective rat poison, Warfarin is widely used in the NHS as a blood thinner medicine to ward of blood-clots causing strokes/embulisms etc ... for those who may be at risk especially after major surgery, etc ...), cos it seems I may have some reaction to Warfarin (hmmm ... I wonder if they're trying to tell me I have a similar constitution to a rat! ...)  Well, that aside, it seems that Tramadol (my main regular painkiller) and Warfarin don't mix, so that's probably the reason -
but anyway, something similar is used in the injection they've been giving me, also a blood thinner, called Clexane.

I reckon that by the end of this week, I should be completely back to 'normal' and can get back into my little car (something that I miss desperately) and be whizzing around the place (although this time of year I tend to avoid the roads and shops etc, as it's always a nightmare scenario with all the Christmas Chaos and everything that goes with it).  During my time of incarceration, I opened an account with Asda for online shopping delivery.  You need to have a minimum of £40 worth of shopping and they will deliver it all to your door - or in fact right into your kitchen and make sure everything is waist level etc if that is your requirement).  I will continue with this fabulous facility, can get all my Christmas needs etc through them - not only the bending/lifting/carrying problem eliminated, but also the crazy traffic, rush-hours, school runs, crowds of people, screaming kids, folk bumping into you, noise, brain-draining piped music, queuing at check-outs, humping stuff in and out of car, etc etc etc - all eliminated.  Definitely another good thing that's come out of all of this (apart from getting the "all-clear" post-op news!).  Turns out that the majority of the nurses that I had visiting me also are subscribed to this home delivery service (not necessarily with Asda, but Tesco, Sainsbury's and all the major chains and competitors do it as well) so, for families with young kids, people who live on their own, people with mobility or other illness restrictions etc, for all sorts of reasons - it really is a kind of a life-saver. A1
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 6 Dec 2017 - 19:27

@Kitkat wrote: bending/lifting/carrying problem eliminated, but also the crazy traffic, rush-hours, school runs, crowds of people, screaming kids, folk bumping into you, noise, brain-draining piped music, queuing at check-outs, humping stuff in and out of car, etc etc etc

surprised   I read that first as "humping staff in and out of car" .....  pirat giggle  sidestep

Glad to see you getting back to "normal" kk.  "right as rain" as told to you in your TV 'message' Wink  and in good time for Christmas too.  YESSSSS
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Post by Kitkat on Thu 15 Feb 2018 - 17:07

Been a while since I posted in here - I've had to stay away for a time from all the things that I love doing, because of flamin' migraines ... Crying or Very sad .. not just the headache - I can put up with that and do something about it, but a particularly debilitating type of migraine with aura - anyone else who 'suffers' from such will know just what I mean. hairpull   I call it my 'jumping jigsaw puzzle eye' (moving and expanding zigzag lines) affecting and restricting my vision over a number of days, to the extent where, when it gets really bad, as well as the banging headaches, I cannot read properly because the words are jumping up and down on the page (or screen), so can't use my phone (I do have a 'Talk to Text' converter, but even using that is restricted because it has to be set up using a few buttons - and even just talking on the phone - or anywhere for that matter, requires concentration which just makes the headache part worse, so can't drive either - even though I may be feeling ok to start with, because the aura thing can occur at any time during a bad period of migraine, which can last over a couple of weeks. During that time, the only way to stave off these headaches and all that go with them is to lie in a quiet, darkened room.  Bright lights can trigger a bout (driving at night-time is to be avoided at these times), anything that requires concentration ... also certain dietary things can set them off, like coffee, cheese, chocolate, smoking ... again, all the things that I enjoy ....  hanged(my new 'George Clooney' coffee machine (Christmas pressie) can probably be blamed as one of the major culprits at this particular time  pirat) ...

So, been feeling right (uncharacteristically) sorry for meself this past coupla weeks.  *Touch wood*, it seems to have run its course now, as I've at least been able to get this post off without mishap :thumb: , so hopefully should be able to start living again with some sort of semblance of return to normality my usual non-moany, cheery, optimistic self. Wink
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Post by Jamboree on Thu 15 Feb 2018 - 19:48

@Kitkat wrote:anyone else who 'suffers' from such will know just what I mean. hairpull

Only too well.  catlick

I swear by peppermint oil and lavender oil.  Also, just recently discovered ginger works wonders for the nausea!
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Post by Kitkat on Thu 15 Feb 2018 - 21:36

@Jamboree wrote:
I swear by peppermint oil and lavender oil.  Also, just recently discovered ginger works wonders for the nausea!

Thanks, Jamboree. Smile   I have peppermint tea (all sorts of mint infusion teas, actually) which I find beneficial for certain ailments, indigestion and tummy stuff - and now that you have mentioned it, I do remember hearing a long time ago how inhaling peppermint oil is supposed to be a good remedy for headache!  I must look further into that.

The lavender oil I already have.  I put a few drops in a small amount of water in this little electronic candle thing, which  heats up and blows out into the room.  I used to use it quite a lot, but found out that it can have some not very nice side effects if, for instance, you regularly take painkillers, which I do. Depending on the strength and what it interacts with, it can actually cause allergic reactions, nausea, headache, chills or vomiting in some cases!  You're only apparently supposed to put a few drops into the water and the little bottle should last for years, even if you use it every day.  Well I was putting in about 10-12 drops into the container before it was pointed out to me!  You have to be so careful to check out all the ins and outs, pros & cons with these things.
For example, I found out some years back that I was unwittingly causing terrible suffering to my two cats over a long-term basis, because I would always havea vase of lilies in the room - I loved the heady scent that they emitted especially when the flowers opened up in the evenings.  
I discovered - through the old Spiritlove forum actually - someone sent me a link which said that lilies can actually be fatal to cats! http://www.noliliesforcats.com/faq1.pml
Members of the Lilium and Hermerocallis genera are toxic to cats. ... All parts of the lily - including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen - are poisonous to cats. Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal.
Both cats had been suffering over a long period of time because of this! I just happened to mention in a post like this on the SL forum how the pair of them had both been having bouts of sneezing which always seemed to start up in the evenings. At the same time, I was getting loads of headaches - worse in the evening time ... Seems the lilies were the cause there also ...
I of course since checked out and cross-referenced that link and found it to be accurate!

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